jmgreenuk (4973) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is dry malt light caramel. The flavour is moderate bitter with a medium roasty dry biscuit malt, light hop light liqourice bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. A little light and a little too liqourice bitter for me, but id certainly order another so it can’t be so bad.
Malrider69 (47) - Central Coast, AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A reasonable stout that pours with a substantial head that dissipates quickly. Mild in taste with slight aftertaste of coffee and slight bitterness from the hops.
Rosslew (253) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Got a stout aroma. Coffee, bit of liquorice and roasted malt. But mouthfeel a bit watery although that makes it easy drinking. Finishes with a slight bitterness. 5.0%. 330ml. 1.3std drinks.
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Danev76 (506) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Choc aroma. Jet black colour with thick tan head. Light choc flavours with some bitter coffee. Medium body and carbonation.
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Bov (9755) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
courtesy of Thomas and Philipp - very dark beer under a solid dark beige foam; ashes and chestnuts, wet grains; pretty fair initial sweetness; medium-bodied , low bitterness, residual sweetness, chestnuts and chocolate
gnoff (7979) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 33 cl from Chas Cole Cellars, Belmont/Geelong, on August 1, 2013.
Clear, very dark red to black color, tan to light brown lasting head. Sweet, malty, molasses scent. Sweet, grainy, roasted taste. Roasted aftertaste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
Rob_D_UK (869) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark colour with a tan head. Smell of roasted malt and a nice coffee taste.
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black with an average sized dark brown head. Aroma-taste: roasted grain, chocolate, coffee with a bitter roast finish. Light to medium bodied and modest carbonation. A reasonable example of the style.
ComradeK (1052) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a thick tan head, which lasts reasonably well, but does not leave much lacing. The nose is surprisingly fruity for a stout, with a similar range of berry notes to their Red Ale. This blueberry and blackberry mix is supported by a touch of dark, roasty malt. An almost Belgian fruitiness starts it off, before mild peppery hops come into the mix. A slightly too-light body has abundant blueberry notes, which lead into a satisfying finish of mild coffee and roasty malt. This is a decent enough stout, although the berry notes do sit at odds with the style, and it could do with a bit more body.
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 17, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330mL. Terrible artwork. Looks like non-beer. Pour is clear, deep ruby looking faux black in the glass. Medium to thin, fizzy, grayish tan head. Okay retention and lace. Aroma is smokey, black oilve tapenade, slight roasted malt, buttery mocha. Taste is suddy, bland, slight coffee, watery, metallic, soapy dish water.