Derek881 (1030) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured this beer into a trumpet glass from the bottle to drink. It had a rich black color with a dark brown hue, and a big dark tan foamy/creamy head with average retention, good lacing, and excellent cling. The beer had a sweet malty chocolate aroma with notes of coffee, caramel, and nut, and also a toasty earthy hops component, and a slight smokey effect. Its taste was a sweet chocolate/caramel malt flavor with some toasty hops giving a slight smokey bitterness. It had an average-density body with a slight syrup effect, and was slightly dry, though a touch creamy with average carbonation and life.
gegwilson (1690) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Rehill’s of Jesmond. Pours deep mahogany with a thin cream head. Cocoa aroma. The taste is moderate spice with nice chocolate malt. High carbonation for a stout and a touch thin bodied.
gripweed57 (854) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Barely translucent black brown color topped by a large rocky beige head. Roasted malt nose. Flavor is more roasted malt with notes of coffee and dark chocolate. Slightly sweet with a touch of burnt caramel in the middle. Spicy hops in the finish. Nicely balanced and a nice cross between a sweet and dry stout. A classic American Stout.
martin00sr (1131) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, almost black with medium lasting, frothy light tan head. Aroma has roasted malt, coffee, hoppy and caramel notes. Medium bitterness, licorice and coffee. Nice creamy mouthfeel.
GuideDogSaint (652) - Xiamen, CHINA - MAR 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours black with a thin off white head. Hoppy slightly roasted aroma with chocolate. Sweet finish.
willisread (392) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Pours a nice mahogany with a soapy beige head. Nice hop aromas along with cocoa powder, molasses, coffee and fig. Taste is more of the same with a nice bitter finish. Creamy mouthfeel.
HKdIPA (364) - HONG KONG - MAR 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Citysuper at home. Thick black pour with thin creamy tan head. Aroma is roasted, chocolate, slightly pine bitter. Taste is deeply roasted - coffee and chocolate - but also satisfyingly bitter. Creamy palate. Really surprisingly good.
biirusaikou (900) - - MAR 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle version. Roasted malt, coca,mild dry fruits and herbal hops, bitter coffee finish. Pretty smooth classic stout, probably a good quality benchmark.
badhack (370) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, low carb and head that doesn’t last long. Mouthfeel is watery, not my favorite in a stout, hint of sweetness but mostly darker malts and caramel, nothing burnt. Hint of coffee and chocolate and dark fruits. I’ll giave it points for complexity but not recipe. Finish is herbal and quite bitter.
Pepinis (82) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cerveza de color negro intenso. Buena formación de espuma y estabilidad. En nariz presenta en primer plano notas de malta torrefacta que recuerdan a café y regaliz. En segundo plano aparecen suaves notas de lúpulo. En boca las notas cafetosas pierden intensidad pero sus sensaciones son prolongadas y aumenta el protagonismo del lúpulo. Amargor y persistencia media. Cuerpo medio, carbonatación correcta. Retrogusto seco y amargo. Buen drinkability.
rondphoto (2545) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle-Friday Night Flights @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear dark cherry brown color, bubbly beige head cover, dots and streaks of lace. Taste is strong sweet malt that stays smooth as it sweeps through the palate to a mildly bittered finish. Unpretentious, easy to drink, but maybe too simple. Very good, not great.