worldbeertaste (1361) - - APR 8, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Medium light gold with a lasting frothy white head. Slight stank, hops and malt. Medium fizzy thin body. Taste of pale hops and a bitter dry finish. Moldy to the finish. Not very pleaent, prefer the original.
wimpyjoe (2267) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Golden with a small head. Has a heavier malt texture to the lager, certainly more full-bodied although not as similar tasting to regular Stella as you might expect.
johndoughty (3528) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Keg. Tried at Birmingham Metropole Hilton. Fortunately I only tried a half as it was £5.50 a pint! Queried with the bar person why a beer called black was not off black appearance. He told me that it was to do with it being matured longer to give a more mature taste. Well this must be one of the few occasions were I would have died for a normal Stella. Virtually tasteless gassy and very expensive rubbish. Avoid at all cost-the beer not the hotel.
jjsint (270) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2013
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 2/20
Unpleasantly dark like unpolished brass. Smells of unpleasant things: wet animal, sulphur, sick. Taste is bitter/sour, very disagreeable but improves slightly over the course of the pint. Not badly kept, just bad. This beer should be retired immediately, an epic fail from InBev.
Theydon_Bois (5279) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Tap at the Crown Rivers, LHR T5, 21/06/13.
Clear light golden with a thin white covering.
Nose is on the thin side, pale malt, grass, citrus, light toasty bread notes.
Taste comprises cereals, pale malt, hint of caramel, bread dough.
Medium bodied with light spritzy carbonation.
JohnRMurdoch (2695) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg @ Crown Rivers JDW Terminal 5 Heathrow. Golden yellow, reasonable head. Sour grain malt aroma. Dry corn flavour. Cold and sharp like a lager should be though I expected it to be dark coloured.
Bart (2944) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught, at Hilton Bracknell, UK. Darker blond coloured beer with some medium but steady carbonation and a small but dense white head. Rather heavy barley malty almost buttery hinted aroma. Full light creamy palate. Finish is again rather heavy barley, malts, with a longer sweeter pilsener dry malty ending. Typical UK style lager. Not bad, not good.
sm89walt (1666) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 31, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Keg - Bedfords Bar, Norwich. Poured a dark, golden orange with a creamy and lasting one-finger, tight white head. Modest mid-fruits, grain and sweet malts with a touch of peppery nip and an otherwise inoffensive, short to medium length hop bite on the back end. Light to medium body, medium carbonation giving ample dryness. Light, easygoing and refreshing enough. Not much in the way of distinguishing this from the standard Stella except with a bit more weight (for a lager, at least) in the mouth. I can’t say I hated it and it was a beer that went down well and swift enough after work - I’d certainly drink it again given no other (viable) alternative.
jackl (3472) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Keg. I ticked this macro wale @ the O2 Arena, London. Pours a medium amber color with a creamy white head. Certainly not an unattractive pour. The nose is general corny funk with hints of orange peel and burning plastic. The taste is pretty disagreeable. Very corny. Lightly peppery finish. More plastic and bizarre orange extract. Vegetable. Strangely boozy for only being 5%. Quite fizzy. Overall, this is a bit of a fail. I’d choose normal Stella over this. Not that that’s saying much.
SudsMcDuff (5322) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
first off, this shit ain’t black!!! .. . some light foam .. . light bitterness .. . not getting any spice .. a straight up simple lager, and better than regular stella .. . . .. . . whats a skelator?
RichardGretton (4110) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark golden beer with a strong head. The aroma is lightly bitter and dry, and the flavour is like a standard lager; yeasty and dry. Overall not too bad a beer.
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