Towey1989 (718) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The Hop Inn, Newcastle-Under-Lyme. A deep brown to black colour with a thick, creamy white head. Aroma of roasted malts, smoke, milk chocolate, some hazelnut, slight coffee, subtle dark cherry and burnt toast.
Taste of roasted malts, smoke, some charcoal, slight coffee, a little chocolate, subtle dark cherry and a hint of plum. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A dry, roasted, smoky bitterness in the finish. A quite complex stout, smoky and fruity. Only downside is it’s a little light for a 5%er.
jinroh (800) - ESTONIA - AUG 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown, thin layer of foam. Aroma is roasty, silky oatmeal feel also there. Bit of soft roast character coming through. Taste is light but flavourful. Roast, hops and dark fruits, some sweetness, mouthful of silky goodness. I could session this.
Gethinbeer (2359) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with a thin tan head. Beautiful roasted malt aroma. Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt flavour. Great texture but does turn a little sweet. Absolutely delicious.
Geiserich (3731) - Linz, AUSTRIA - AUG 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Black color, dark brown, light creamy head with no stability. Aroma is maltyy, rosty, smokey. Flavor is malty, chocolate, cocoa, roastiness, slightly smoked, dry, roasted bitter finish. Nice but could be more smoked.
Alexi91 (208) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Glass. Supplier: The Flyer (Bristol). Large head with roasted malts
47574xeCD (660) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The Posonby Arms Llangollen. Poured black with cream head. Nose is smoked dark fruits and roasted embers. Taste is dark fruit coffee hint of chocolate, roasted malts and a subtle smoke. Ruddy top drawer.
Zlotta (344) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.33 l bottle from FIRMA BIER, best before end 9/2015. Clear, very dark brownish red to opaque black with a thin, soapy, slowly diminishing, beige head. Fruity-malty aroma of plums, dark cherries, roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate and hints of charcoal. Sweetish, smoky-fruity taste of charcoal, plums, dark cherries, dark chocolate and and coffee, followed by a medium long, rather bitter and roasty finish. Thin to medium body, slightly creamy mouthfeel, flat. Quite complex for 5% abv but not as smoky as expected or hoped. Overall very solid.
BeerNinjaUK (5) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle in box delivery. Very dark in appearance, almost opaque in colour although clear not cloudy. Rich head of chalky brown, dissipates slowly with some lacing. Aroma very malty with some charcoal and resin notes. Flavour begins with cigar smoke, although again heavy on malt with biscuity and pine edge and a long smoky aftertaste.
mjs (5364) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Keg at Gastropub Praha, 20150718) The beer poured black. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had chocolate, creamy coffee and burnt malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were burnt malts, sweetness, smoke, ash and bitterness. Aftertaste was burnt and bitter. Either the smokedness hit the blind spot of my senses or it was very mild. Despite that a nice brew.
KansaiBeerLvrs (3329) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dirty Stopout Smoked Stout Bottle at GJBF Osaka 2015. It’s a deep brown pour with a tan head and a solid smokey aroma. The taste is chocolate and smoke, not complex but good stuff. 3.6