Gription79 (2005) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. Pours dark black with a tan head. Chocolate, roasted malts, some sweet maltiness, dry finish. A tasty stout.
Bamsen78 (1971) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy dark brown with airy light tan head. Dark aroma of malt with roasted cofee touches. Sourish flavour with touches of malt amd roasted beans. Dry aftertaste.
adamah (212) - - APR 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a fairly decent stout on cask probably enjoyed it better than in the bottle. There were some nice caramel, chocolatey aromas. the taste was a little bitter with some lingering malty sweetness. Fairly full bodied creamy texture, no head and basically still, being cask conditioned and all.
GoufCustom (405) - HONG KONG - APR 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle bought at CitySuper in New Town Plaza, Shatin.
Clear deep blackish brown colour with dirt-like yeast sediments; Half a finger head and beige foam which last for 40 seconds; Notable sticky lacing; Quite fragrant aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and nuts. Nice hop-induced grapefruit smell becomes apparent as the beer warms; Pleasant and savory sweet taste of roast malt, burnt toffee, black coffee, strong liquorices, bitter lime, strong grass and hops; Mid to light body, thin but slick palate; Taste profile is full of bitter dark chocolate, with roast malt took a back seat. Nuttiness, pretty lively and limey hoppiness made their lasting impression as well. Nice! Hoppiness is where this beer truly shines: lively grapefruit and lime astringency is subtle and tasty, expressive but not too strong and having a lingering finish. Yummy! Pretty dry after taste, quite easy and tempting to mouth.
Comments: It tastes like a typical stout at first: coffee and dark chocolate aroma, sweet roasted malt taste, and then the colourful hoppiness took over, with refreshing grapefruit and lime not to finish, but to seduce you for more. It may not be a traditional stout, with taste more like a hybrid with very strong IPA elements, but damn it tastes real good!
kereltis (33) - Oregon, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent enough Stout, nice aroma, good palate. Pours like a typical Stout with beige head. It has more hops than I’d expect from a regular Stout but they are not to over powering. It goes down well but lacks the character to make it stand out on it’s own.
S0rceress0 (11) - - APR 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This has a lovely dark burnt caramel taste to it with plenty of hops at the back end. Not a big fan of the head which wasn’t very lasting at all, off white, but the taste is satisfying. The taste has lots of character which I expect from Sierra Nevada beers. Just a hint more hops than I’d like, but I wouldn’t turn it down if offered again!
winebeertours (7) - - APR 13, 2013 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Middling stout offers no real surprises. Typical maltiness with little aroma. Still, drinkable and enjoyable for the stout drinker.
Graham77 (166) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of cereal and chocolate. The taste has a rich, roasted malt quality with high levels of sweetness and a balanced hop bitterness. A good quality stout.
Dommod2011 (697) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ah, read Bish’s review of this. Like Bambi taking his first stout steps. Knocking back imps now like no tomorrow. If I sound patronising I do not mean to be. I’m in awe of Bish and his beery knowledge and expertise. This was a little burnt for my liking but it’s good. Just needs more imps.
Tide (1284) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from supermarket. Dark brown color, beige head. Salty, roasty taste with roasted malts, liquorice, coffee, toffee and nuts. Nice mellow body with mostly malts. Roasty finish with coffee and nuts. Very nice stout.