Fin (8573) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Thistledown Farm campsite farmshop. Consumed at home, Sunday 20th September 2015. Pours dark brown, a safe easy going stout , a little thin and perhaps even a touch watery, but that said it still tastes fine with all the usual stout attributes shining through. I am getting some cucumber, however that is likely to be from the Fattoush salad that I have been making. Malty with a little caramel and a little sweet edge, I am being unfair this isn’t a bad stout at all. A6 A4 T7 P2 Ov13 3.2
TBone (14618) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 500ml (from K-Supermarket City)
Dark brown color, mostly vanishing brownish head. Aroma has ash, coffee and toasted malts. Light bodied, even watery palate. Coffeish, dry flavor. Hints of coffee beans & vegetables. Uninspiring light stout.
rosenbergh (8897) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle. BBE Apr/16. (K-Citymarket) Tampere, Finland.
Dark reddish brown colour with a tiny off-white head.
Mild hops, malt and mild sweetness in the aroma. The flavour is pretty much the same. Boring. Not my kind of stout.
jmgreenuk (5978) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUN 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a clear black colour with a thin broken off white head and some broken lace. The aroma is roasty malt, light caramel, ripe fruit. The flavour is light to moderate sweet with a dry roasty, light coffee. light smoky liqourice, creamy caramel, fruit palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
charule (1740) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to my sis. Poured almost black with min beige head. Aroma oaty dark malt. Light carb med bod. Dark roasty bitter tobacco taste.
panzerwolf (215) - FINLAND - MAY 1, 2015
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours very dark brown. Taste has chocolate, malts, coffee, a little bit toffee. Despite all these things, it does end up being a bit on the watery side, not a very strong taste. Ok to drink, anyway, mostly due to the slight taste of coffee.
SperkeleForce (790) - FINLAND - APR 20, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 50 CL. Pours black brownish with thin brown fast vanishing head and a roasted scent. Notes of chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, nuts, malts, licorice. Thin body. Slightly watery. Easy drinkable tho.
FatPhil (11544) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle (K Kamppi, Helsinki)
Nice nearly black, ruby glints. Nice chocolatey aroma, some esters that remind me of orange because of the chocolatey backdrop. Fairly watery palate, a little flat and dead. Pleasantly roasty body, less eplicitly chocolatey. Pleasant estery retronasals, I like that in a stout. Finish is gently bitter and dry, a little like dry autumnal leaves. A bit cocoaey in the late finish. Good stout. With a better palate, this would be really damn good, at least 3.5, as the fullness would let me latch onto the flavours more too.
imdownthepub (11721) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled, 500ml from Wyevale Garden Centre, Bicester, Oxon. Dark brown with volcanic fizzed tan head that was ultimately short lived. After the trauma of opening this ended just a sweet, fruity, malty beer, quite tired and flat despite the short BBF date. Not great.
Mr_Pink_152 (2249) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from the Gloucester Services M6. Hazy off black colour with a foamy ran head. Aroma is roasted malt and coffee, taste is a bit dull body watery.