Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Itís been years since I tried this brew, and I donít recall being that impressed. I have to say, either my palate or the recipe has changed ... and I am guessing my palate. Nice maltiness in the aroma and some rainy plums. Flavor is robust with a touch of roasted acridity at the end. Overall a very solid stout.
Beerheart65 (1225) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 1, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice ebony black, clear, beige lacing ring. Sweet and malty, interestingly green olives, dried fruits, bubblegum, licorice, chocolate, mocca. Full body, soft carbonation, velvety, medium roasted and mildly bitter finish is long, milk chocolate. Excellent, good balance, complex, nice flavors and interesting aroma, lots of character. Highly recommended!
euniceradio (338) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle to tulip. Pours black with tan froth head. Aroma of chocolate, toffee, roasted malts. Taste of same with a good spice hop bitterness in the finish.
hauxe (166) - Butzbach, GERMANY - JAN 29, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark ruby brown into the glass with a creamy, tan head. Very aromatic. A fruity, red wine scent greets the nose. Lots of hops here. Taste is bitter, lightly sour, almost acrid in places with the roasted malts taking a distant second place to strong and acerbic hops flavors that dominate the brew. Warming. Seems more alcoholic than it really is. Medium bodied, smooth, with a light carbonation that stays consistent for the course. Finish is dry and very floral for a stout. Pleasant. Tastes like an IPA blended with a more traditional stout, but with the IPA taking the leading role and with the hops overwhelming the more traditional chocolate and coffee flavors you might expect in a stout.
zenkis (747) - Ogre, LATVIA - JAN 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice one, really enjoyable in its simplicity. Didnít pay attention on color, but foam was rich, thick, light beige. Aroma of dark malts, sweetness, no roast burnt qualities, just mild, cocoa, light chocolate notes in front. From porter to me differs with solid amount of bitterness in taste- kind a "stout" mark or tag. Well balanced and well rounded, liked that this beer doesnít become boring over time . Medium+ body, kind a thick, creamy mouthfeel. Some well complemented dry finish. Liked, even a bit surprised that such classy brew could be so multi-dimensional. Medium carbonation.
Marduk (4780) - Reval, ESTONIA - JAN 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Very dark brown color. Medium size, beige head, stays. Roasted malts, sweet, caramel in aroma. Sweetish malts, roast, toffee, spicy hops in taste. Sweet roasted malts in aftertaste. Soft carbonation. Nice mellow mouthfeel. Very drinkable brew.
lokis333 (218) - Birěai, LITHUANIA - JAN 12, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep dark brown color with thick creamy cocao foam. Aromas of grass and hops surprisingly? with undertones of darker malts, chocholate and hot chocholate powder. Palate, Full body with somewhat thin texture leaving nice chocholaty dark aftertaste in the mouth that lasts. Taste is little bit bitter and dark, of dark chocholate. Taste it self is bit watery but after taste is the real player here. Overall, Interesting beer, Tastes nice and has dark taste to it which is nice for a stout, but it does smell hoppy and unusual for a stout, interesting!
jrodooo5 (1369) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - JAN 4, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
About as standard & average as a stout gets! Dark pour w/ a foamy tan head & little lacing. The aroma is slightly roasty & malty. The taste is a touch bitter but a bit thin in body. Itís nice & drinkable but doesnít have any qualities to really set it apart!
eRock_2013 (371) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I suppose this is vintage Sierra Nevada, the original stout from the storied old days, and it does not disappoint! Pours a rich oak-hued black appearance with a solid white foamy head. Aroma is a blast of strong roasted coffee bean and chocolate malt. Subtle cocoa and earthy pine wood notes in the aroma as well. Taste is an exceedingly flavorful mix of roasty coffee and caramel malts and an earthy hop bitterness. This west coast stout is definitely distinct from its European cousins. Finishes with a cocoa bar bitterness. Was not as full-bodied or creamy as claimed by others, but still a superior brew!
PapaVillum (764) - Valby, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sort amerikansk Stout med pæn tætskummende moccafarvet skumkrone på ungefär 3 cm. Rolig og ufiltreret.
Aroma af ristet malt, en smule lakrids og nogle røg-noter.
Fin acceptabel og tro-mod-genren smag. Bitter med noter af ristet malt og en lille anelse syrlig. Senere fremkommer en lille sødme, som giver en mere harmonisk øl.
Kroppen er middel fyldig og mundfølelse n blød og lækker. Karboneret på et middel niveau eller et nyk under. Olieret konsistens og en bitter samt tør afslutning.
Ikke en vanvittig spændende Stout, men solid, velsmagende og troværdig.
355 ml, flaske, 5.8 % ABV, BB: 02/2016, købt i Kvickly Allerød.
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rami_pl (1059) - Warszawa, POLAND - DEC 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
butelka w jabeer. ladnie ciemne, ladna piana, aromaty glownie palonosc i czekolada, troszke jakich delikatniejszych, a la - o dziwo - chlebowo-karmelowe, kawowe. w smaku analogicznie do tego, od palonosci ewidentnie kawskowate ale nie na tyle, zeby to irytowalo, niewiele ciala, srednie wysycenie, ladnie razem ulozone. nic nie urywa, ale niewatpliwie bardzo dobre w sumie.