Bulk_Carrier (2250) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a mug and a sniffer. The head was about the same size, it just lasts longer in the snifter.
The rest of the appearance was a dark brown close to black color. Once the head dies, the lacing was semi-thick and clung nicely.
The smell had a little bit of roasty coffee along with roasted chocolate and just a tad of lingering booze in the background. Was that some light cinnamon too? Maybe, if so, that’s really light.
The taste was basically the same.
On the palate, this one sat right at a medium on the body. Sessionable? Not exactly, I sipped this one for the most part.
Overall, I say this was a good foreign stout to definitely have again.
Dodgrblu (627) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Twenty-Five Ounce bottle from Reno, mild chocolate aroma, and roasty, dry palate.
andrewje41 (653) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 4, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours dark. Mild, odd cocoa chocolate flavor with some roasted malt flavor. A very bland, plain stout overall in my opinion. Not the worst, but I wasn’t too impressed.
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog. On tap at Green Lion Inn December 2010. Slightly sweet with chocolate, coffe, caramel and roasted malts.
VastActiv (3064) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Gallow’s Bird, Espoo. Originally rated 26112011. Colour is almost black with small head. Aromas and flavours: Sweetness, some coffee, some chocolate and roasted malts.
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Dark Brown to Black in colour; Deep Red against light. Very Malty; lots of dark chocolate, roasted malts, caramel, espresso coffee, hints of smoke and vanilla. Very Fruity; dark fruits, berries. Hoppy; slight hop bitterness. Smooth and full-flavoured. Very chocolatey. Sweet roast chocolate malty throughout with a dry malty finish. Deceptively easy drinking for ABV. Nice sweet stout!
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle into a shaker glass; served cold.
Aroma: Lots of sweet milk chocolate, some caramel. It smells like a Milky Way candy bar.
Appearance: Clear, dark ruby body with a medium-sized, dissipating off-white head. Light lacing.
Taste: Burnt marshmallows and dark-roasted malt over a layer of sweet chocolate. Interesting! Almost like a s’more.
Palate: Medium bodied, light carbonation, with a medium+, mildly bittersweet finish.
Overall: Pretty tasty stuff; it’s like drinking a candy bar or a s’more. Quite nice, quite nice indeed. I’d look for this if it were year-round and I were in the mood for a treat.
Dal9000 (201) - Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark chocolate with a thick tan 2 finger head. Very mild coffee chocolate flavor that stays on the tongue for minutes. A very light stout but good.
---Rated via Beer Buddy
DruncanVeasey (7315) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Live rate. Leftover bottle from Xmas. Pours glossy, good as black with ruby tints and a slender beige foam disappearing fast. Mildly enticing plum and blackberry and apple crumble notes on the nose; largely yeast, with a scatter of ash. Mellow and slippery with more dominant apple, blackberry and blackcurrant skin character on the palate; gentle fizz, burnt paper, charcoal, very little malt depth. Alcohol very well concealed. Lacks body considering it purports to be an 8% festive stout. Not terribly exciting but a decent enough dark yeasty English.
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JAN 10, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Received as a stocking stuffer this year. A really mild stout. The flavor was nicely crafted but not what I come to expect from a stout. More of a dark ale.