bwa5879 (817) - Portage, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from local Meijer. Black pour into tulip. Appears like root beer with offwhite lingering head a half inch tall. Smells like vanilla and syrupy malt, a little sarsaparilla scent too. Medium/large body with lots of carbonation. Sweet at first with malty cola taste, flavors of chicory and black licorice. Finish has a big roasted taste, a little sour and dry. Nothing bad, enjoyable but nothing too unique either.
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suurjuust (1881) - ESTONIA - AUG 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black beer, tan head. Pretty nice lacing. Nose is roasty, chocolate hints, soy sauce. Flavor is roasty malt, dark chocolate, soy sauce, hoppy bitterness in the dry finish. Simple, but well balanced.
Florya (950) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
How : bottle Appearance : dark brown, tanned head. Aroma : milk chocolate, raisins, coffee, stone fruits, salty liquorice. Palate : full to medium body, soft carbonation.
likeatrainwreck (175) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good solid stout. Roasted, medium bitter, dry. Nothing to write home about, but nothing wrong with it either.
Turtles (613) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
350ml bottle from Pivovarský klub. Light black or dark brown, creamy tan head, leaves much lacing. Dry aroma with dark chocolate, roasted malt, hops. Creamy mouthfeel, mildly carbonated, full body. The taste is mildly bitter, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, roasted malt, roasted coffee beans, sweet licorice. Dry finish.
Scotbrew (61) - - JUL 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
As a lot of people have already commented, this is a solid beer. All components are well-balanced: roasted malts vs aromatic hop aromas, and a coffee and chocolate sweetness balanced out by a decent bitterness in the finish. I also get cola and some peat-like flavours. Excellent and a good benchmark for the style
bax (1299) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle 15/07-2015) medium light brown head, black color, roasted hoppy aroma, medium co2, fit body, rather smooth chocolate taste. BB date 16.07.2015.
lello4ever (268) - ITALY - JUL 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Colore nero con schiuma beige persistente. Buon aroma di caffè e malto tostato. Al palato caffè, note poco amare, buon equilibrio e sapori non eccessivi. Media carbonazione. Buona stout.
DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with dark beige head.
Coffee, roasted malt, liquorice, chocolate and fruits inte nose. Some hops.
Coffee, chocolate, hops, fruits, and salt in the mouth. Dry and bitter.
woodychevy (654) - - JUL 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Mills River. Can’t believe I haven’t tried this until now. Super solid- would expect nothing less from SN. Chocolate, coffee, roasty, sweet, and not an overly heavy mouthfeel. Actually thought the porter had more depth to it, but will have to try them side by side. Decent, not outstanding.
SkillsFactory (196) - ITALY - JUL 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Marrone scurissimo, quasi nera, riflessi caramello, schiuma beige non molto persistente.
Aroma di mirtilli rossi, caffè tostato, zucchero caramellato, cioccolato amaro e leggera liquirizia.
Al palato un po' acida, prevale il caffè tostato, cioccolato amaro e frutti rossi, leggera nota alcolica, leggermente acquosa.
Corpo medio-leggero, mediamente carbonata.