jebb12 (47) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an opaque rich walnut with some copper against the bright light, a frothy beige head sticking to the walls of the glass. Smells of faint roasted coffee in the morning and malted grains in the mill. Quite an uncomplicated taste but refined, subdued, that of roasted barley, very, very low acid and bitterness from the English hops, a lactose sweetness pronounced most noticeably in the superb aftertaste that lingers like cane sugar syrup with medium, easy to drink body. As I say always comparing great European beers to most of their U.S. counter parts (see Founders Breakfast Stout for example) a brewer, like a suitor vying for the attention of a woman, shouldn’t go over the top to cheaply try and impress. Stick to a balance of ingredients as Samuel Smith does in all their beers.
Kelsei (8) - Curitiba, BRAZIL - MAY 21, 2016 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A verry good taste, I really can not fell the taste of chocolate but it is noticeable the taste of burnt sugar remembering gently brown sugar. Good foam and good body.
MelvinKalksma (688) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slight/medium aroma of malts, caramel, liquorice, chocolate and roasted malts.
Turbid/opaque ruby/black beer with a slight/medium brown head.
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, liquorice and chocolate; ends slightly and bitter with roasted malts.
This beer is intense for its 5 abv, but lacks depth and complexity.
bursprak (2104) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home, split two ways. Blackish pour with a tan head. Smooth, milky, cocoa powder, light licorice and some ash. Quite good!
phfyysik (447) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 10, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with medium beige head. Aroma is light, some old socks, caramel, crispy bread, acetone. Taste is creamy, dry, some fruits, toffee, fresh orange, malts. Good and easy.
zubblwump (22) - Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2016 Dark pour, enormous light brown head. Smells is faint but pretty nice..roasted and sweet. Taste is good, slightly bitter at the end, but it’s a good bitter. Very smooth, but a tad thin for a stout. Aftertaste that follows a few seconds later is a stronger bitter...not quite as pleasant, actually bordering on unpleasant. Overall pretty good. I’d drink this one again.
Fules (309) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - APR 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kicsi, de nagyon tartós hab, fekete szín. Kávés, kicsit konyakos illat. Pörkölt malátás, kávés ízvilág. Selymes, picikét édes és savanyú, némi vaníliával. Testes, mégis könnyed, jó összhanggú sör.
Hidden_Pooch (502) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - APR 23, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours jet black with big tan head. Aroma is of chocolate, roasted barley, sugar and molasses. Tastes of dark chocolate, coffee, roasted barley, and dark fruit. Has a creamy, heavy body with low carbonation. Has a great mouth feel and bitter black licorice aftertaste.
rdixon77 (2016) - Georgia, USA - APR 23, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Old rating…sweet stout that seems like it has been watered down. Brown sugar, chocolate, malts….just too thin and milk-toast.
macviee (3) - - APR 17, 2016 does not count
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Nice color, good foam that sets slowly. Lacks body, thin and watery palate. Almost no aftertaste.
Melkart (431) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - APR 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost opaque, with an unusually silky texture and complex, medium-dry velvet palate. Bittersweet finish.