anders37 (14730) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Beer Revolution, Oakland, CA. Pours a dark brown color with a creamy off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma. Roasted malty caramel bready flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel bready finish.
bhensonb (9828) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewpub on 3/23. Pours dark with orange around the edges. Typical nitro creamy cascading bubbles/beige head. Med minus body. Mild chocolate flavor. Mild toasted malt. IBU=24, but it doesn’t seem bitter. Just finishes dry and smooth.
mike_77 (2417) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with creamy head. Some slightly smokey roast malts in aroma and taste. Creamy and slightly lactic feel.
badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Clear dark brown with a creamy white head. Roasted barley aroma and taste with a dry coffee finish and a thin palate.
FlacoAlto (3676) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Blind Lady Ale House; July 2012
Definitely a nitro-dispence; A dense, cascading, pale brown tinged, full tan colored head. The beer is a concentrated brown / creamy color. The aroma has an ample, toasted / roasted character to it up front. The malt character is actually a bit simplistic in its focus; but definitely more complex and rich than say Guinness. There is a touch of nuttiness here as well as a suggestion of fruit that comes out after a bit of time.
Smooth, creamy and quite light bodied; there is a touch of body here, but not too much, though perhaps a touch more than Guinness the archetype. Lightly sweet, definitely nutty, with a soft, yet dominant roasted character that lingers on in the finish, along with some dark cocoa notes. The roast provides some bitterness as well as the burnt notes.
Simple, easy drinking and even good; does well as a slightly better version of Guinness, but still not something that I am going to get overly excited by. Definitely worth trying.
saxo (12773) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ the brewery. Nice creamy nitro head with superb duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, caramel and hops.
yespr (28627) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at Blind Lady. Pours pitch black with a small, off white and creamy head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and light breadish. Smooth mouthfeel. Light bitter and dark malty. Bitter and dry roasted malty finish.
Cybercat (2772) - Georgia, USA - JUL 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Comes out of the tap a rich, warm sable - while it is pouring, it is seriously bubbly and fizzy, a lot like Guinness. The end result is a mouth-watering crater of warm sable-brown with a thick, fine-bubbled, pale creamy-tan head that hangs around for quite a while. Smoky aroma has subtle notes of licorice, molasses and roast coffee. Creamy flavor has notes of caramel, roast quality coffee and molasses with hints of licorice and semi-sweet chocolate. Texture is smooth as a baby’s butt; body is not the best, but the fine fizz adds life. As good as Guinness? Better? I leave it up to you, Gentle Reader - er, Drinker.
GT2 (7034) - Riverslime, California, USA - JUN 5, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at CK. Nitro tap or something must have been non functional at the event. Pour was flat. Body was 100% drained and thin. Essentially no taste whatsoever. No aroma. Perhaps some dusty and mild milk chocolate. Sadly, came across as straight water on the palate.
argo0 (11078) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nitro(?). Creamy beige head atop black body with brown edge, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, some coffee/milk chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, roast, some coffee. Light-medium body, somewhat creamy.