EdKing (1886) - London, Greater London, - NOV 3, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Utobeer. Colour is opaque very dark brown, big foaming tan brown head. Nose is dark chocolate, black coffee, roasted malt, bit of a sweet Sauternes vinous quality coming from the hops. Taste is black coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate. cacao, some grapey vinous fruitiness from the hops. This is very very similar to Kernel Export Stout with a few of its own distinct characteristics. And just as good! Best beer from these guys!!!
ATulloch (107) - Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND - SEP 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Pours a jet black with a luscious fudge head that stays. Excellent lacing. Aromas of fudgy tablet, marmite and treacle. Beautifully complex flavour with chocolate malts and treacle at first which blend out to a more sweet fudge followed by an almost old bonfire smokey finish. Beautiful!
AndySnow (3412) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where: At the brewery.
Appearance: Black colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Coffee, malt, caramel, dried fruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Coffee, sweet malt, fruit, caramel, raisin.
JefVerstraete (1408) - Ghent, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Deliciouslydifferent. Black colour, creamy light brown foam. Medium carbonation. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Also some caramel and brown sugar sweetness. Bitter and sweet. Very well balanced stout. Good!
jfb (3901) - Freising, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(keg) black-coloured with a creamy dark beige head. aroma of toasted malts, burnt peanuts and light liquorice, with some earth and a hint of brown sugar. flavour is mostly toasted malts and dark chocolate, with quite a bit of alcohol, some hazelnuts and lots of popcorn in the finish. medium- to heavy-bodied with average carbonation.
Ferris (4342) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Dark roast and some coffee with chocolate sweetness. Jet black with a brown head. Toasted malts, some roast, cocoa and a bittersweet chocolate finish.
jjsint (785) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2014 Keg at the Brewery. Incredibly dark brown. Almost opaque. Aroma of chocolate malt, pine resin, a bit of alcohol astringency. Out of this world taste: sweet and creamy underlaid with hoppy bitterness. The bitterness stays in the aftertaste, along with some meaty umami. The alcohol stays with you throughout. Good, good, good.
Rob_D_UK (784) - Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours jet black with good tan head. Nose is roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Some red fruit. More roasted bitterness in the taste, and dark sugar sweetness.
Grzesiek79 (3224) - Radom, POLAND - AUG 3, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dobre palone intensywnie palone, naprawde powala. Tostowy pieczony chleb, prazona kawa i nieco gozkiej czekolady, Piana brazowa, gesta obfita i bardzo trwala. Kolor gleboki czarno brazowy, metny i niepszepuszczajacy swiatla. Klasa i swietnie odwzorowany styl irlandzki. Polecam
miquelcrush (1384) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bona cervesa, és equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, es equilibrada y sabrosa.
Marduk (2749) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Pitch black color. Medium size, brown head, stays. Sweet, roast, milky, lovely hops in aroma. Sweet, roast, chocolate, faint sour in taste. Bit sticky. Nice roast in aftertaste. Sweet. Gets slightly worse when warms up.