Davros (1720) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a very small head.
Nose shows roasted malt, milk chocolate and oatmeal. Tempting.
More roasted malt as a flavour along with some lactose sweetness. Not all that complex, some toasty/nutty malt.
Needs more carbonation.
TBone (11178) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 330ml. Ales by Mail BB 11/2012 (bought 02/13). Dark brown color, big brownish head. Aroma is slightly musty, chocolate and dust. Medium-bodied. Chocolate, cocoa, slightly milky but also a bit tart and ashy. Maybe a bit past its prime, not easy to say how good it could be.
Benzai (5740) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle [thanks to jmgreenuk] @ home shared with Dutchdrebus and Joes. Dark brown color with a slight red glare coming through, small tan head that diminishes quickly. Smell malts, slightly roasty, liquorice. Taste malts, lightly bitter, slightly roasty. Quite nice actually, better than expected. Medium body and carbonation.
DutchDrebus (3087) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ benzai thx to benzai. Black colour with a small off-white to beige head. Smells liquorice, coal, peat, tar. Tastes liquorice, sweet, roasty, some chocolate.. Quite a good taste. Medium to full body, silky, low carbo.
nachan (54) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark looking beer with beige top. Malty aromas with earthy notes. It tastes really good with fruits and coffe caramel as well. Sweet and bitterness in a equilibrated way.
jd543 (322) - SCOTLAND - OCT 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a medium beige head. Aroma of roast malt, a bit of smoke, some earthiness, bit of a coffee finish. Taste is sweet with a bitter finish. Really nice beer.
zacgillbanks (1465) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. This is a black beer with a rapidly disappearing white head. This has a sour red fruity flavour with a sweet milk chocolate body followed by a creamy sour fruit and slight roasted chocolate finish. Very unusual and very good.
vanvenlo (1089) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slowbeer bottle (1-Oct-13) Sweet light choc roast malt aroma. Black colour lowish head and suds lacing. Sweet rounded light choc malt flavour. Bitter roast malt finish and sweet roast malt aftertaste.
jmgreenuk (2593) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a deep mahogany with a round glass hugging off white head. The aroma is of roasted malt. The flavour is medium bitter, with a sweet malt, coffee, creamy palate. Very nice to taste but a little sweet for my liking.
AshtonMcCobb (1744) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On keg @ the Holyrood 9A
Appearance - opaque black/brown with a velvety looking texture. Proportionate creamy head.
Nose - chocolate and cream.
Taste - milk chocolate.
Palate - medium bodied with a lovely creamy texture and a fairly elegant finish.
Overall - good sweet stout. Absolutely nothing wrong, to get more marks, it would just need to be a bit more multi-dimensional. The one dimension is good though.