GoufCustom (1529) - HONG KONG - JUL 3, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle bought at YATA in MOKO, Mong Kok.
Looks: Clear, deep cola blackish brown with a thin layer of yeast sediments; Half finger head with crumpety light beige form with last for 2 minutes; Excellent good sticky lacing with faint bubbly carbonation.
Aroma: Fragrant dark malt, with strong roastyness, smoke, bacon, cocoa, fresh vanilla, strong cream, caramel, coffee, light sugar, liquorices, yeast and grass.
Taste: Mid to light sweet dark malt, with strong roastyness, fair tartness, light nuts, caramel, toffee, light toast, light smoked meat, fair black coffee, light dark chocolate, floral, light molasses, dry bread, yeast, lemon, mid to strong bitter hops and fresh grass.
Body: Full body. Slick and creamy palate.
Mouth Feel: Good dark maltyness in a thick and very smooth background with good nutty roastyness. Lots of smoked oats at works with fine smoothness, toast, and light touches of smoked meat. Good caramel and toffee plus tasty black coffee. Fairly light sweetness paired with nice liquorices. Solid lemon finish. Very well laid-out and tasty!
Hoppiness: Grass in nose. Floral, lemon and fresh grass in taste; Bitterness is strong for a lasting, close to high astringent roast malty finish.
After Taste: Fairly dry. Creamy, roasty and nice bitter to mouth.
Comments: Just the oats alone makes this Stout goes a long way without being overtly smoky. Very elements comes in right touch, but the fresh vanilla aroma, nice black coffee and fresh grassy taste are what I like the most. Stronger booze will push this one up a higher level. Yum yum!
tomer (2850) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JUN 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
at a tasting, thanks, small stable very light brown, head, deep brown color, aroma of dark bread, nuts and some roasty notes, flavor of dark bread with charred notes and some coffee,mellow medium bitterness, light pleasant sourness. Really nice and enjoyable.
colui72 (616) - HONG KONG - JUN 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a large beige head. Good lacing. Roasted malts in the nose, with notes of coffee and chocolate. The smokiness come up straight at the first sip, in a well balanced mouthful of roasted malts, caramel and hops. Bitter finish with a smokey after taste. Quite good.
Sjohnh (703) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not much head on a dark brown body. Body quite light, smooth and nicely carbonated. Aroma is smoky, woody, plus coffee and milk chocolate. In the mouth there’s plenty of caramel from the malts - almost coca cola. Darker roasted malts also present, dark berries and smoke. Nice.
PeatyPete (868) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with beige head. Aroma is sweet bbq bacon and malty.
Taste is thinner than the aroma but for the ABV okay. Roasted malt with some sweet notes and smokeyness.
DSG (11399) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Black with a beige head. Aroma of roast, some smokiness, coffee, a bit of dark chocolate. Bittersweetish flavor, roasty, with coffee, some smoke, some dark chocolate. Rounded mouthfeel. Good stuff.
GlasgowTAD (1309) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Freehouse Singapore. Pours near opaque black with a full light-brown head. Aroma is smoked malts, cocoa and some oaky notes. Taste is smoked malts, sweet cocoa, sweet vanilla, hint of berry acidity on the finish.
SVD (1317) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home, black beer, small head. Aroma is peated, coffee, chocolate. Taste is the same, somewhat sweet. Nice one.
MrTipple (3177) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smoked flavours, bacon, toasted malts, dark grain malts, chocolate, light filter coffee Hazy, dark brown, medium, creamy, beige head. Light sweet. Toasted malts, smoked flavours, bacon, savoury, coffee. Very nice Smoked Porter, excellent flavours throughout, full bodied. Cask at Urban Tap, Cardiff.
tombyars (1579) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAY 18, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted this at the Paisley Beer Festival on the 21st April 2016. Cask, gravity dispense. Dark ruby in colour with a thin white head. Malty aroma with a note of wood smoke on the short nose. Thin mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark malts give a maltloaf base with roast grain, liquorice, treacle and oak cask notes. Strong hop presence gives an earthy flavour to the short but solid bitter aftertaste with no astringency. Finish is malty and dry with treacle toffee and woodsmoke evident on the palate. An ok session Smoked Ale.