mmahut (648) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep black color with tan medium head. Aroma is roasty, light acidic on the nose, mostly sweet butter character. Taste has high noble bitterness in opening, maybe too much for my taste, but it goes into the background as I finish my pint. The balanced sweet side has a lot of roastiness too, with light dark chocolate ending. Definitely balanced towards the bitter side, makes the palate little bit flat. Body is light with medium carbonation.
beerfest5 (1068) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Dark Horse. Pours an oily thick black into the tulip glass, very little head, just leaves a thin tan cream on top, some lacing down the glass. Aroma of dark fruit, toast, cocoa, coffee, some molasses. Flavor is the same, slightly thinner than I was expecting. Palate is full and oily, extremely smooth and easy to drink.
Beerhunter111 (5670) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tiefschwarzes Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, Kaffee, Schokolade. Geschmack röstmalzig trocken nach Kaffee, leicht würzig und herb.
superspak (2215) - Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours nearly pitch black color with a 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, coffee, molasses, light herbal, and roast/bready earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of roasted/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, light molasses, light herbal, and roasted earthiness. Good amount of sharp roasted/earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, light molasses, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance, robustness, and complexity of roasted/bready malt and moderate earthy hop flavors; with a crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming presence after the finish. Overall this is an excellent dry stout style. All around great balance and complexity of roast/bready malt and moderate earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
VastActiv (2205) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Janoinen Lohi, Helsinki. Originally rated 12112011. Colour is almost black with small head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, some chocolate and roasted malts.
tompete (198) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the wharf. Deep clear black with ruby edges and a silky tan head. Aroma of coffee and roasted items. Flavour is malty and strongly but smoothly bitter. Silky mouthfeel and medium body. Finish is almost big and definitely bitter, maybe from hops but probably the black patent malt.
trapped (604) - TURKEY - FEB 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drought. Inky black with creamy chocolate colored head, milk aroma, coffee beans and milk taste, low carbonation, longish finish with a bit of bitterness on your palate. Very much like Caffreys
AdiBeer (614) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: dark chocolate, toasted malt, but not overpowering. Appearance: dark brown/black, creamy brown medium head. Taste: medium bitter. Palate: bitters continue, some citrus appearing, medium carbonation, roasted flavours. Overall: nice Dry Stout, lovely chocolate aroma. Pint at the Porterhouse Covent Garden, London.
sturmthis (232) - USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown color. Chocolate smell. A bitter chocolate taste. A dry and bitter aftertaste, but a solid beer.
Lowenbrau (1736) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @Cimmeria, Oviedo. Pours black with nice creamy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Some fruity aromas, among roasty and coffee ones. Medium body, soft carbonation, silky texture. On mouth is sweet, fruity at the beggining, then roasty, coffe, quite dry. End very dry. Balanced and quite enjoyable.