spacecube (1341) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle, pours black with a foam tan head. Aroma is full of roasted malts, with lots of citrus hop, zesty and tangy in the middle. Body is thin for a stout, the lactose doesn’t fill this out as much as I would expect, has the feel of a black IPA, a good one though. Bitter, short finish with soft carbonation.
highlandlad (1434) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Above average for the style, but flawed, at least in the case of this bottle. Falls down on the mouthfeel. A distractedly quick pour gave an inch of charcoal brown body and four inches of rocky foam. A more traditional balance developed in less than a minute. Rich aroma of dark chocolate, cappuccino and port. Surprisingly thin in the body, considering the brewer’s stated intention. May have lost condition in the bottle or somewhere on the voyage to Oz. Rather than fluffy, this one was slick with very muted carbonation. Didn’t really flatter the style. Sweet and milky - can taste the lactose. Good bitterness. Sweet chocolate, vanilla. Minor disappointment. (330ml bottle from Leura Cellars. BB 1/7/19)
Nevalainen (263) - FINLAND - MAR 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color is black with brown head. Aroma is citrus, roasty and coffee. Taste is a bit sweet and with bitter finish. Nice balance. Very good.
martin00sr (1589) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with lightbtan head. Piney grapefruit aroma with chocolate notes. Sweetish chocolate and passionfruit flavour. Thick and fluffy mouthfeel, long bitter finish.
MiP (14454) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 7%. Very roasted aroma, some citric aroma hop. Black colour. Big stable dark brown head. The flavour is nicely citric. Has a piney, citric, and jammy hop note. The malt is sweetish and nicely roasted.
Bamsen78 (4403) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy very dark brown with stable light tan head. Clear aroma of roast and hops, with notes of liquorice and malt. Bitter, roasty flavour, with notes of coffee, liquorice and C-hops. Bitterish and roasty aftertaste with notes of citrus. Not much sweetness about this Sweet Stout, but okay.
20107589 (517) - randers, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark chocolate and coffe aromas, appear black with a fine brown head. taste light sweet light bitter smooth mouthfeel, soft carbonation, light bitter aftertaste.
solidfunk (5312) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A lot of cream in this. To the extent where it’s a bit sour. Creamy consistency. Black pour with mocha cream and lacing. Light bittersweet finish. Tap at Churchkey.
HammerTroll (821) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 24, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black, medium sized tan head. Herbal aroma, hops and chocolate, marvelous combination. Taste is bitter chocolate, cocoa, roasted malts, hops, coffee. Soft carbonation, medium body, creamy texture. Long bittersweet cocoa hoppy finish. Spectacular.
(Svijet Piva 0,33 bottle)
PapaSkeetSkeet (1000) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oil-black with three inches of medium-brown head, moderate-coarse, frothy. Aroma is coniferous forest, sap, dark chocolate, some bark/earth and toast. Some caramel, hint of apple wood. Body is medium weight, but the carbonation is very low lending it a heavier perceived weight. Starchy and somewhat oily. Carbonation is fat and has little burn. Flavor is sap, spicy-herbal hops, light smooth caramel sweetness, toast/ toasted wood. Overall: defies style conventions. A hoppy milk stout: quite unusual, but nonetheless very yummy!