chinchill (1959) - 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 (1470) - 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Bottle, three months out of date, found hiding in the cellar.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 (716) - 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 (3227) - Out Of This World, 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.
N3lson1 (221) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From twelve ounce bottle to pint. Beautiful jet black color. Decent light brownish, thin head. Great aromas and tastes of chocolately smoothness! Great complexity while keeping it simple and easy.
ABT_S54 (168) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle served in a Trappist glass. Pours a dark brown to black colour with a short-lived beige head. Aroma is dry chocolate and burnt notes. Good mouthfeel for the ABV and very flavoursome (chocolate, hint of mocha and a lasting dryness) for what it is. Overall a very good effort. Probably my favourite sub 5% beer.
ramboraffe (549) - SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
355 ml bottle. Black with tanned head. Smell is roasted malt with coffee chocolate. Taste is full bodied roasted malt with coffee and chocolate balanced with nice bitterness. A bit light. Dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation.
RichardW (1528) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from B&M Bargains. And a right bargain at 60p!! Deep rich whisky and roast malt aroma, pours a lovely thick black, with a coffee coloured head. Oily palate, with some tobacco notes and tar. Really enjoyable.
Mr_Pink_152 (840) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from B&M. Colour is black with a tiny tan head. Aroma is chocolate, and honey. Flavour is toasty malt, and coffee.
johndoughty (4001) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black and medium body. The head took some time to dissipate. Full mouth feel and an impressive combination of a dry stout with a sweet finish. A good one.