flying_pig (962) - SCOTLAND - JUL 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint at Porterhouse Temple Bar, Dublin (€4.90):
Strong bitterness, coffee & toasted notes with caramel backing them up. Some milk chocolate & earthy notes feature with some grain & touches of sweetness.
Opaque black with a thumb-sized, creamy & beige head with great retention.
Bitter tasting with some coffee & chocolate, touches of milk & sweetness plus burnt toast, grain & earthy malts with caramel too.
Smooth with only hints of grain. Lightly carbonated & sweet with a dry finish & bitterness that lingers at the end.
Not a bad effort from Porterhouse but not quite up to the standard set by their Oyster Stout that I tried previously, mainly due to the fact that the bitterness was a little overpowering but it was enjoyable at least.
Gorm (1264) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mørk brun/svart farve med lys beige skum. Lukt av kaffe, lakris og tjære. Smak av mørk røstet maltt, kaffe og lakris. Melkebaren.
nilsas (1482) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Duft av kaffe og lakris. dyp sort farge. Tynt lag skum som forsvinner, noe heng langs kant. God smak av kaffe.
TET (1684) - FINLAND - JUL 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A bottle, 33 cl. A black beer with a beige and big head. The nose has roastiness, coffee, some sweetness of chocolate, also hint of dark fruits. Taste is roasted and quite dry but not too much, thus not burned, black coffee, hint of fruits. At least medium bodied, smooth carbonation, nice and slippery to drink. A very strong flavours, lots of roastiness and coffee, good.
olio (6273) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle.
Pours black color with a large, lasting beige head. Nice orange-y hoppy aroma, faint mint notes, some oat and dark malts with dark chocolate. Bitter malty palate, roasted notes, dry cocoa powder, orange, some faint vanilla notes as well as some caramel. Tangy bitter malty palate with a short, hop-driven dry finish. Very tasty, the fruity hops work on this quite well.
zach8270 (3502) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle - 330 ml) Dark black pour with a thin tan head. Chocolate and mocha coffee aroma with some very light caramel and hop bitterness. Flavor is rich and roasty at the start with a very dry and bitter finish. Light espresso aftertaste.
erickok (3693) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUN 24, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black bodied, stable head. Not quite as rich in aroma as expected, but I do like the dry twig/woody appeal. Dry cacao and roasted malts. Very well developed and very bitter. Nice one, really my kind of brew. (33cl bottle from Saveur Bière)
mallons72 (165) - livonia, Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Maybe I got one on the shelf too long, but very sour. Balance wasn’t there. Love dark beers heavy hopped, but this didn’t work. Coffee and sour taste.
Taboada (346) - Compostela (Galiza), - JUN 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 mml bottle tasted on 02/06/2014. Black colour with a nice and creamy beige head. Aroma is roasty and sweet. Taste is intense bitter, chocolate and toast. Aftertaste is very high and good. A little dry in the finish but a very good stout. Michael Higgins was right about this beer. The label and the glass of the brewery are awesome! Next one please.
triskaideka (144) - Killarney, IRELAND - MAY 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2014 Bottle at home - poured black with a tan head that persisted. Aroma of coffee and notes of fire ashes. Taste is roasty with coffee notes. Medium mouth feel. This is pretty good.