visionthing (1667) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle at Bittles Bar, Belfast. Pours very dark brown, almost black with a small off-white head. Light aroma of roasted malt with hints of coffee, chocolate and caramel. Lightly sweet with a nicely balanced bitterness. Quite light in flavour, but a pleasant stout that goes down easy. Refreshing and very nice stout. (2011-06-09)
BlackHaddock (2367) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown 500ml bottle, best before 11th June 2009, drank late Jan 2009.
Poured into a Uk pint sleeve glass.
Dark: no darker than what you are thinking, we are talking, really dark, coalface dark. The tan head sat on top doesnít, canít hang around for long, it drops to a thin covering and a bit of lacing even before I started to drink the brew.
The aroma is dark chocolate first, then coffee, then toasted oatmeal biscuits and malt.
The taste is a mix of the smells, more burnt than toasted, but still true to chocolate, coffee and oatmeal. Hops and roasted peanuts can also be added to the rich flavours found in this beer.
Creamy and fullbodied, the flavours stay in the mouth. It feels well above the 4.5% it claims, the alcohol sits happily within the brew, but appears stronger in the aftertaste.
A very drinkable stout.
wimpyjoe (1692) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Vanilla, vanilla, vanilla! Strong in both aroma and taste and has a good body.
tombyars (1205) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled this smashing stout in the Esquire House, Glasgow (JDW) in October 2006. Cask, handpump dispense. Jet black in colour with a thick creamy buff white head. Good thick texture to the silky smooth mouthfeel. Chocolate powder present in the short aroma. Chocolate malts predominate the initial taste with dry coffee and bitter plain chocolate. Bitter sweet flavours seep through next with roasted almonds and sweet cream in the aftertaste. Finish is dry, malty and smooth with barley grain present. A lovely session stout and well recommended..
Bendrixian (677) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Super high in carbonation. kinda clear colour. roast, choclate, almond bitter aroma. has a funky note. high cabonated brew, medium bodied, flavours are wiped clean by carbonated.
Atheist_Peace (707) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Dark mahogany pour with mountains of head that takes forever to dissipate and leaves a little lace. Light coffee, licorice and dark chocolate notes on the nose with a little hint of spice. The carbonation is far too heavy but the palate is about the same as the nose. Finishes a little weak as well.
PaulW (80) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice chocolaty stout, with hints of dark treacle and liquorice. Initially sweet, hops kick in later, although their effect is for balance rather than taste. Moreish.
superflyguy (410) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bit of a lively bottle. massive foam billowing head.
deep deep darkness in the glass and loads of roasted coffee in the nose. in the mouth there is also some licorice, chocolate and a lovely roasted malt finish. bags of flavour could possibly use a littel more alcohol.
Vinegar92 (61) - Matera, ITALY - DEC 3, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
una buona birra che va sicuramente associata a un piccolo momento di pace con se stessi a altri. al naso arrivano note di cioccolato. il gusto lo definirei quasi standard per una stout (ma non essendo un seguace di questo stile, allora evito di fare descrizioni piý precise.. comunque rimane sempre una buona birra!
omega (492) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 3, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Frothy coarse head, with a cocoa nose which reminds me of my homebrew days. Not the richest of stouts but it does have decent length in the palate. This would be the fourth time I have tried this beer in the last six months and would have to say they tend to quite variable.