mR_fr0g (5024) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Chriso easter tasting. 04/04/2015. Reddy caramel brown coloured pour with a lasting mid tan coloured head. Aroma ’s mineral, charcuterie, nutty roast,,, mint,, light apple. Flavour is composed of nutty, toasty roast, milky choc, light dried fruit, raisin, lactose. Palate is medium body, spritzy carbonation. Milky. Lingering coffee.
Theydon_Bois (12178) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at Chriso Easter tasting, acquired from Callans Dundalk, 04/04/15.
Black with a decent tan head that retains well.
Nose is charr, spice, earthy roast, chocolate, dark toffee.
Taste comprises raisens, dark fruits, light spice, bitter chocolate, dark malts, tar.
Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, big roasty smacks in the close.
Ok stout, lacks depth for the style but an easy drinking offering.
madmitch76 (17487) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
4th April 2015
ChrisOs Easter Tasting. Opaque dark brown beer, small tan head. Palate is airy and a little thin. Mild fine carbonation. Dark chocolate tinged malts, slightly woody. Dry dark fruits. Mild spice. Dry finish. Not bad.
Scopey (8544) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at ChrisO’s. It pours deep brown with a small beige head. The nose is bitter-sweet, juicy, roasted malt, cocoa, dark chocolate and ash. The taste is bitter-sweet, earthy roast, juicy, toast, wood, leather, light burnt notes and chocolate cake with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Well-rounded and rather drinkable. Decent.
Leighton (13620) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at chriso’s Easter 2015 tasting - London. Cheers to Colin for this one I think. Pours black-brown with a thick, tan foam head. The aroma holds milk chocolate and lots of ashy roast. Medium sweet flavor with subtle peat notes, some earthy bitterness, cocoa, smoke. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming finish with further chocolate impact, subtle maple accents, moderate ashy roast and scorched earth. Not bad.
cgarvieuk (16809) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at chrisO.. Dark black... Big tan head.. Soft sweet dry musty chocolate roast.. soft toffee fruit roast.. Musty chocolate roast
douglas88 (6961) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 2, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer thanks to Andrew. Pours a pitch black color with a medium brown head. A big sweet nose with roasted malts, some brown sugar and dark fruit. Ash, dark roasted malts, caramel, some vanilla, oil, more heavy roast. Damn nice. A gentle palate. Excellent.
Travlr (15204) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Andrew and douglas88, thank you gents! Completely black color, thick dark brown head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of licorice, rich dark bittersweet cocoa, burnt cofee, dark fruit. Taste is smooth, rich, slightly fruity, slightly sour, very roasty and complex. Very tasty.
Liamrua (49) - Waterford, IRELAND - JUL 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle, pours dark tan with a high froth three finger head which dissipates. Beautiful malt chocolate smooth coffee aroma. Slight carbonation with a beautiful full flavoured taste of malts and smooth chocolate, sweet with little bitterness. I enjoyed it with red meat. A classic, high,y recommended.
beerfest5 (1206) - Cloneen, IRELAND - MAR 8, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poor choice labeling this as a Russian Imperial Stout, anyone who has explored craft beer or beer in general for more than a day will know that there are a few red flags here. First being the 7% abv, not going to cut it, some regular stouts are more than that. Second is the watery pour, Dark Lord, Speedway, etc. are like tarmac pouring into the glass, this was more like Guinness Extra Stout. Third is the flavor, again watery, thin mouthfeel, some roasted coffee and hints of chocolate, but nowhere near the complexity of a well made RIS. Disappointing on most levels, this shows a lack of care on the brewer and a lack of respect for those that would buy their products.