Rune (11120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Moderately, off-white head resting all the way on top of a pitch black body. Sweet coffee aroma. Roasted coffee beans in flavour turning into more coffee grounds towards the ending. Bitter finish (third pint glass on a sample tray, draught at Porterhouse London 05.08.2008).
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Corked bottle and served in my Stone IRS snifter: Opaque with a frothy tan head and very good lace. The aroma has notes of heavy roasted and charred malts, aromatic herbal hops, anise, pipe tobacco, plum, and a hint of coffee esters. The taste starts with a nice balance of burnt black malt and hop bitterness balanced by bready pale malts. Hint of lactic twang and acidic fruit around the edges. The finish has some liquorice and chocolate notes along with a dry ashy character. There is a strange but welcomed salty like quality on the aftertaste. The mouth feel is round and lively, good for the style. Pretty darn nice beer but not too sure if worth the monies however.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Awesome stout on draught at the Porthouse in Dublin. This is very thick and full of wonderful dark flavors. Coffee and dark fruit. Burnt carmel and good amount of bitterness.
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Porterhouse, Black coloured beer with an average creamy off-white head and a sweeter special, light smokey roasted aroma. Full smokey creamy palate. Finish is roasted, again little smokey with a longer bitter malty strong ending. Very nice stout.
larsniclas (6695) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Porterhouse Central; dublin.
Dark brown with a small, beige head.
Fruity, citric aroma with some chocolate-toffee.
Roasted flavour with a lot of dry cocoa-bitterness.
Capa (2727) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark with a deep beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, vanilla, lactose, molasses, chocolate and alcohol. Medium bodied and well carbonated, but still goes down easy. Flavor is roasted, chocolate, malty, vanilla, and some earth. Easy drinking, damn tasty stout. Nothing overpowers here, just a solid combination that makes me think I need a few more bottles.
robforbes (2182) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUL 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a thick black (opaque) with a large brown bubbly head.
smell is cocoa, touch of coffee, licorice, slight vanilla, a whiff of smoke.
taste is thick creamy, dark and bakers chocolate, touch of espresso, end is dry and slightly bitter, a woody aftertaste.
TimE (5047) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 26, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pitch black color with a dark brown head. The nose is very unique with strong salty black licquorice, dark chocolate, treacles, and tobacco notes. Did I mention how salty this is? Very dry and intense mouth with salty black licquorice, dark chocolate and dark fruit. Sightly warming. Med body. Saltiness just lingers in the mouth. Truely an amazing stout that is not getting its props.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is dusty, detergenty with some dark fruit and dark roasted malt. The body is black with a crazy lasting, thick mocha head. The first sip is sweet chocolate, fruity, malty and it has a very creamy feel. Lingering ashy, sweet fruit flavor with a bit of astringency.
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@ Porterhouse, Dublin: Black, long lasting cafe au lait head, notes of coffee, liquorice, chocolate, roasted malt,mainly bitter and dry finish.