porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - APR 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle @ Haiqing Hotel, Qingdao) Pours dark brown with a finger or so of tan head. Sweet coffee and dark chocolate aroma. Mouthfeel fairly smooth, very light pebbliness. Although probably filtered there is still a nice bit of texture. Fairly thick, lightly droopy rings of lacing are pretty well-retained. Flavor of fairly rich coffee and chocolate with sweet caramel undertones alternating with roastiness. Nice refined feel overall. Quite tasty and like an oasis in the beer desert of China.
Ungstrup (28229) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A deep red beer with a tan head. The aroma has notes of sweet and roasted malt combined with soy sauce. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel, straw, and roasted malt.
Beer4000 (4255) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
355 ml bottle. Dark brown, almost black body with a medium sized, dense, creamy, brown head. Aroma of dark, sweet malt, roasted coffee and mocha. Flavor is sweet, roasted malt, creamy coffee like latte, some dry fruit and a bit sour-bitter. Quite nice, but a bit too sweet and sour kind of flavor.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I may be swayed by the commercial description being so great...
Plenty of molasses and some balsamic character along with burnt malts in the nose. Dark brown body is not quite opaque and topped by a low dark tan/brown head that recedes to a partial cover. Flavour is actually quite nice. Plenty of chocolate, a lot of roast. Middle of the road but enjoyable. Sweetness lingers. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Canned. Cellar temperature. Olympic 2010 tasting.
presario (4521) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark beer. Almost no head. Rich aroma of alcohol, molasses and earth. Sweet flavour of burnt malt and molasses and sugar.
Beershine (5193) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours thin and brown, not stouty looking at all. See-through with a short head both in length and stature. Mild chicory, carob, and roasted rice aroma. Light palate. Roasty and dark chocolate bitterness in the nice flavors. Not a bad beer but does not seem like a stout.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Near black colored, little light brown head. Sweet syrupy aroma with roastiness and caramel, some vinous note also comes up, still too sweet for me. Medium bodied. Flavor has more roasted start with sweet caramel still coming up, aftertaste turns to syrupy with some biting burnt tone.
Oakes (11363) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light brown colour. Slightly fruity, slightly coffeeish aroma with that metallic note characteristic of the lamer macro darks. Thick body. Has a burnt fruit character like an impy. Long finish is chocolatey, raisiny and with light alcohol as well. For such a lousy aroma, the palate on this brew actually delivers a good foreign stout.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 8, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours espresso brown with thin off white head, heavy lacing.
Nose of mud and chocolate.
Taste is like a schwarzbier, acrid, thin, a little roasty, but overall as appetizing as day old black coffee.
Papsoe (25100) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of Martin P. Clear reddish brown with a dense light brown head. Aroma of dried fruit and hard roasted malts. Medium body, hard roasted malt, salty licorice and chocolate. Distinct malt bitterness. Excellent! 270609