SilkTork (5021) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, - MAR 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml dark bottle from Morrisons. Retro label. I do like the retro beers that some of the older breweries are doing. They are not authentic recreations - these are older recipes brewed on modern equipment, with modern ingredients and yeasts, and in a modern style, but I like the idea. This, of course, doesn’t taste any different from any modern stout brewed at around this strength. The thing with stouts is that like espresso coffee, the ingredients and recipe tend to make beers that don’t leave much room for individuality or character. This is a typical roasted malts dark beer. All the flavours and mouthfeel that you’d expect are here - like drinking raspberry jam on burnt toast. Lovely.
rand (1130) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 500 ml from Amstein - St Légier (CH). Black ebony beer, 1/2 inch of tan head which sticks to the glass. Roasted aromas, torrefaction, ashes-dust, dark chocolate and black coffee. Taste of roasted malt, toast, licorice, rather thin, but strong and dry. A little dusty texture. Bitterness of burnt and in finale notes of grassy hop.
Beerhammaren (770) - FINLAND - DEC 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
.5l bottle @ Apollo Tavern
Pours black with medium.high, stiff head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, dark malts, chocolate. Flavor is roasted. Black coffee,cocoa, burned malts and some hops.
HopfenWeisse (815) - - DEC 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep black color with big nice light brown head. Aroma is roasted. Got only one sip...
Oelbas (57) - DENMARK - DEC 13, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Meget mørk brun, næsten sort med et holdbart lysebrunt skum. Duften er diskret med ristet og brændt malt, lidt syrlig og kaffe. Smagen er tør, bitter med kaffenoter og en lang eftersmag, hvor bitterheden efterhånden bliver mere dominerende.
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mike_77 (2445) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice bitter, roasted malts aroma. Very bitter taste. Burnt malts and hints of coffe. Rich taste, full flavour. Shame about the carbonation. Would be nicer if it was smooth.
Garrold (365) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Asda. 4 for a fiver! Dark chestnut brown. Tan head. Dried vine fruit aroma. Roast malt. Taste is roast dryness. Some dark sugar. Dry, lightly tart aftertaste. Nice, other than being a little thin.
beeebon (16) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice black stout with lots of taste. Smells are roasted malts and slight amount of coffee. Taste again is roasted malt with a small bit of coffee and dark chocolate comes through, pleasingly bitter. I am a fan of stouts and this one is very nice although not the best I have ever had.
CloakedDagger (289) - - DEC 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 50 cl. Pours a clear black with a warm reddish hue and a light brown head. Sweet cocoa aroma. Light body, subtle roast, cocoa and a metallic edge. Some malt bitterness. 051213
TimE (2805) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color. Light brown head, brownies, molasses with a touch of charcoal in the nose. Moderate acidity, brownies, roasted malts, molasses, dark fruit, dry with sharp bitter finish. Very excellent take on the style.
fonefan (31813) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear medium black brown colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, dark chocolate. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.