tombyars (1269) - 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 (860) - 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 (853) - 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 (89) - 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 (419) - 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 più precise.. comunque rimane sempre una buona birra!
omega (583) - 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.
worldbeertaste (1361) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Deep ruby colour with a thick thick tan head. Roast chocolate, malt and coffee. Medium Body with average carbonation a creamy texture. Bitter roasted bread start with a smokey coffee feel. Some light malt sweetness and a bitter dry nut finish. A little harsh on the palate. Powerful roast taste.
Benzai (5745) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2011
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pitch black, opaque color, no head. Smell (Dutch) ’hopjesvla’, vanilla mixed with chocolate; not my thing at all. Taste is a little better: roasty, smokey, but still a lot of vanilla and chocolate mixed, as I said not what I like. Low carbo, low body.
shoulderbroken (1501) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravity at Bree Louise. Black with almost no head. Aroma is a bit liquourice, smoky bacon and coffee. Taste is malty, smoky and more coffee, with a bit of booze. Quite oaty. Quit thick in the mouth. Very nice.