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.
Fules (209) - 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 (488) - 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 (1973) - 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 (429) - 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.
digitalmacchi (7) - Porza, SWITZERLAND - APR 7, 2016 does not count
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Ottima birra di grande gusto e qualitaa bravi otyimo lavoro co questa berra miaa
SONOFWODEN (10) - New York, USA - APR 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I am a 1-2 once per week beer drinker. I began drinking Guinness 28 years ago during my honeymoon in Ireland. If I am out at a restaurant, and Guinness is on tap, it is always my first choice. This Oatmeal Stout was good and reconfirmed that I like Stouts. It has a slight but noticeable sweet start, I guess from the oatmeal, which I enjoyed. But, it cost $4.79 for one pint bottle at the beer store and, for the price, and for overall taste, I still prefer Guinness.
Erzengel (7130) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
*Old rating. Great intense dark brew. Not too sticky but great deep. Round, fresh, roasted. Chocolate, roasted oats, moderate bitter. Long dark roasted espresso-chocolate aftertaste on a fresh and drinkable body. Great!
tarmok (1002) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 24, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
almost black liquid with thick tan head. aroma of roasted malts. taste of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour. light body, creamy, average carbonation,
mircoas (281) - ITALY - MAR 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl @ bottle. Aroma ottimo, bell’aspetto. Predomina il dolce, molto beverina. Birra ottima.