DuffMan (5192) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 12, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hearty looking pour, silky dark brown with a tight brown head. Initially the aroma is more sweetness than roast, even a little bubblegum. As it meets the air for a while, the roast comes forward and I get a little earthy manure too. The palate is very roasty, quite full-bodied for the listed ABV. None of the sweetness in the aroma is found here; this is a nice hearty stout that is truly dry. Well made, very enjoyable, and a nice surprise from a brewery that has been mostly average for me.
JK54B (1535) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild nose of syrup and malt. Brown fast disappearing head. Dark brownish red color. Sourish malty taste with some coffee. Average hops.
BeerFlavoredBeer (224) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of darkly roasted malts and a bit of a citrusy edge in the aroma. Dry and clean, some smokey malt immediately. Mild bitterness into a burnt oatmeal flavor. Finishes with a bit of dry acidity.
Price is excellent (a 22oz runs less than $3.50 locally), but careful cooking with this one. Reducing it down concentrates the bitter smoke flavors and itís easy to overpower the other flavors in the dish.
Niko100 (1486) - New York, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium body; Aroma of toasted malt, some cocoa, & coffee notes; Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, hops, and some coffee; Dry finish and slightly bitter; Solid.
rosenbergh (4653) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle. BB M/13. (K-Citymarket) Jyvšskylš, Finland.
Iím not quite sure about the ABV as itís not mentioned on the label. But itís illegal to sell any beers with more than 4.7% in the supermarkets and I bought this from one. Black colour with a small tan head. The aroma is roasted malt, coffee, grassy hops and mild bitterness. Not bad. The flavour is quite simple with roasted malt, dry grainy notes, grassy hops and some mild bitterness. Very drinkable. Slightly thin.
Fritz123 (235) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Sybarite Pig. Pours nearly black with a thin tan head. Some good lacing. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, cocoa. Tastes of coffee, bitter hops (slightly), cream, cocoa. Finished a little bitter with a fizzyness on the tongue.
OKplus (355) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Pours a jet black with firm and dense tan head that stays at 1/4 inch throughout the beer. It leaves a solid half sheet of lace on the glass.
S - Milk chocolate smokey malt, coffee, sweet roasted barley,
T - Follows the nose. Creamy muted chocolate malt. Hints of smoke and roasted nuts. It turns to acidic fruit towards the finish. Dry smokey finish.
I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. It was spot on for the style. Nice dry smokiness with a rich of sweet to balance it out. Smooth and
Serving type: nitro-tap
VALIS (210) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Coffee notes, watery. Taste is smooth but too smooth, not much to it. Mildly spicy, carbonated aftertaste. Improves as it warms. Neither remarkable nor bad.
Nekronos (3184) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Watery and a little ashy but nice to drink. Strong and thick features. Had it at the Orlando bar.
kingstoni (751) - FINLAND - FEB 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Very dark brown color with a minimal head. Aroma of glue and cold coffee. Roasty taste with notes of dark chocolate. Some sweetness (and glue) in finish.