WaddlingPlatypus (64) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle. Dark brown with a frothy caramel head. Faint roasted malt aroma, with an almost imperceptible touch of cream. The flavour is weakly roasted, with black olives and slight cream; it would be much more satisfying if it were more intense.
Dermi (1074) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl, bottled. BB APR16. Pours virtually black with a decent beige head. Aroma: Roasted malt, licorice. Coffee, berries, fruity tones. Taste: Pleasantly sweet, pleasant mild bitterness. Banana, fruity tones. Pleasant notes of licorice and roasted malts, slightly staled coffee. Chocolate, mildly salty, savory taste. Palate: Medium-light body, minimally oily, some carbonation, a bit thin. Moderately dry, bitterish finish, some roasted tones, nutty flavours. Lacks quite a lot on palate, considering abv. Pretty nice stout that has some character.
Fin (9304) - 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 (15708) - 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 (9922) - 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 (7089) - 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 (2108) - 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 (250) - 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 (791) - 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 (13062) - 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.