HogTownHarry (6322) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (500ml). Shared with blankboy and Dave B - courtesy of Dave B. Poured deep clear brown-black with an average light brown head. Aroma of yeast, espresso, over-roast malt, some actual hops!, hint of prune ad moss - lovely, complex - roasted coffee beans and nuts. Taste very light but complex, there’s nuttiness, roast malt, gets very sour and acidic as it warms - nice, but a tad light. Mouthfeel is light, acidic, flat. Very interesting, subtle - *great* aroma.
Tobias10 (99) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask : Kings Cross CAMRA beer festival 2005. A jet black stout, good roast malt flavours come through to leave a dry mouth feel. The hops come through at the end. Lovely!
Papsoe (25072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Pitch blaque and opaque, pretty much no head - no carbonation either. Dark, malty flavours from the hard roasted malts. Quite a delicate hoppy edge adding a decent bitterness. Unusual. 091200
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate:
Black as night and totally opaque. Decentish head with plenty of lace. Great aroma. Lots of coffee and very roasty. Flavour is kind of sweet and roasted at the same time and there is a very strong hit of something I can only describe as car tyres. Shame about that because otherwise it is excellent. Actually now it has warmed a little and the last bit has gone in the glass its much better. Creamy and very drinkable. Yeah it’s good.
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from the bottle, a very dark black with a largew rocky head. A rich aroma of roasted caramal. A strong caramal flavour with hoppy undertones. Very smooth on the palate.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black colored, big slowly vanishing brown head. Coffee, roastiness, chocolate and thin alcohol in aroma. Thin to medium bodied. Coffee, roasted tones, mild oak and chocolate in flavor. Creamy mouthfeel. Mildly dry stoat-ending with some hops. Some lace in glass.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with a rich firm brown head. Deep and roasty aroma of coffee, tobacco an chocolate. Roasted coffee, black chocolate with touches of smoke in flavour. Long well-rounded aftertaste of cocoa. Good stout!
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a thick creamy tan head. Aroma from tar and roasted malt. Flavour from chocolate and tobacco. Slight caramelly. Somewhat dry mouthfeel.
harrisoni (15665) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Sainsbury. Blackbeer with tight lasting head. Dark roasted malt aroma with roast chestnuts bit of tar and coffee/choc. Smoothin mouth with bitter choc and coffee Endingis long and rich withchoc, coffee and hoppiness that is quite understated and then more forceful as it goes on
rlgk (14698) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2005) Black with a great lasting brown head. Tar and coffee aroma, some cocoa, malty, roasted and with some tobacco. Tobacco flavor, roasted, malty and a bit thin.