jamestulloch (2217) - Edinburgh, - NOV 13, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Buttery, chocolate and roasted malt aroma. Not very powerful.
Appearance: Jet black body with a medium light brown head that gradually fades. Slight lacing.
Taste: Roasted malts, vanilla and milk chocolate.
Palate: Thin body with a watery texture. Average carbonation.
Overall: Pleasant and easy drinking but not particularly flavourful.
TBone (14267) - 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 (8690) - 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 (5845) - 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 (1621) - 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 (201) - 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 (779) - 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 (10992) - 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 (11490) - 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 (2017) - 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.
mile (3456) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark brown, average and mostly diminishing light brown head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, light caramel, light roasted malt and coffee with faint licorice. Body is light to medium, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish flavor, light caramel, light roasted malt and coffee/chocolate. Finish is short to average, malty and lightly sweetish, light - some roasted malt and light coffee, faint hoppyness. Watery stout with roastiness. Lacks character and body. Also could be drier. This one is more like small skinny cat.