kajser27 (109) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black with weak but constant tan head. Aroma is of chocolate and weak roasted malts. Taste sweet chocolate, some caramel, some roasted malts, bitter chocolate and bitter dryish finish. Medium bodied and average carbonation.
loubar (138) - Los Gatos, California, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2015 12 oz. bottle from BevMo. Black body with a frothy tan head that quickly dissipates. Flavors of black coffee, dark chocolate and burnt toast give way to a big malt base and a surprisingly dry finish. Extra carbonation for a unique mouth feel that helps the flavors dissipate. I think they achieved their goal: a tasty, yet light, session stout.
ogivlado (6107) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 28, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled 355ml. -at O’Hara Zagreb. Dark brown coloured, small pale brown head, mild chocolate nose. Slight roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and some caramel with bitterish roasty finish. Light one.
bytemesis (3979) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 5, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap. Pours clear black, medium creamy brown head, great lacing. Aroma is roasty, coffee, cigarettes. Flavor is odd, smokey, roasty, pickle, flowers. Medium body
wimpyjoe (5108) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Booths, Media City. Black, with no head. It doesn’t have the strongest character for its style, but it has enough roasted malt in its aroma and taste to please with a slightly milky smooth texture.
Nocturne (970) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle. Black with lots of brown head. Aroma is roasty with some smoke and chocolate accents. Quite creamy too. There’s a certain harshness to the taste of some dry stouts that I don’t find here. Getting a faint hint of woodsmoke in the finish. Carbonation is much too high, which spoils it a bit. Despite that, it’s one of the better dry stouts I’ve had.
chinchill (2557) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle poured very dark brown, looking black and opaque in the glass. Weak, light brown head.
Feel: medium body with light carbonation.
Flavor: U.K. style stout with plenty of very dark roasted malt flavor with minimal burnt or char elements.
Garrold (2152) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, three months out of date, found hiding in the cellar. Think it came from Morrisons. Very dark brown. Tan head, that only appears after a swirl. Vine fruits, and cocoa at the start. A little ash, and a wet chamois thing, too. In fact, a lot of the wet chamois. Taste is ashy dry. A little bitterness. Palate is thin. Too much carbonation, also. Finishes dry, and long bitter. A hint of sweet, on the lips, right at the end.
Silvan7 (795) - Samarate, ITALY - OCT 6, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home. Marrone opalescente schiuma beige grossolana, poco persistente. Aroma tostato, fondi di caffè, salamoia di olive, un po’ di tabacco. Poco complesso. Gusto secco, amaro, tostato, di caffè, tabacco, poco luppolata, o quantomeno con luppoli non propriamente amaricanti.
Poco calda, poco carbonata. Consistenza "appiccicosa". Non molto equilibrata, ma abbastanza armonica.
SlovakSniper (3568) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Noire et tête beige comme le désert. Au nez, café, malts rôtis et caramel foncé. En bouche, malts torréfiés, fumée, café surchauffé et légère acidité. Au palais, corps plutôt mince, effervescence normale et texture presque aqueuse. Finale extra sèche bien noire.