MichaelAwesome (2982) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - MAR 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Quite a simple black with a decent bitterness in the end. A bit roasted malt with some coffee and rye. Drinkable, easy going - no rocket science at all.
McTapps (2980) - Ruhrgebiet, GERMANY - MAR 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from trade with beersiveknown - many thanks, Steve! The beer pours out in a deep dark black colour with löow head and medium body. Aroma of chocolate and malt. Taste of chocolate, coffee, woods, malt and dark grains. Malty and earthy finish. Nice and easy to drink, actually pretty enjoyed it.
SudsMcDuff (5658) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I bought this in Belfast, shared at the Black Sunday tasting at the Hay Merchant .. . Pours a deep black .. Sweet tar and charcoal .. Mild to medium mouth girth .. Overall- a solid dry stout that i’d love to try on tap .. . . You wake me up, you eat for 5 minutes and then go back to bed while i’m now wide awake. Buttheads.
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 24/12/13. A black beer with an off-white growing head. Very dry heading towards burnt. True to style, certainly dry and nicely brewed. I guess what Guinness should be like.
ekstedt (5215) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (50 cl), courtesy of Nisse666. Dark reddish brown, medium beige head. Roasted aroma, with coffee and some tobacco. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry, meidum bitterness.
gnoff (7445) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle thanks to Nisse666! Sampled on December 21, 2013.
Marked 4.2% ABV, Lot 971, BB Sep 2014.
Clear dark red to brown color, small brown head. Sweet, fruity, berry scent. Grainy, dry, light toffee taste. A bit roasted aftertaste. A bit thin mouthfeel, dry. Medium bitterness.
Nisse666 (3764) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thx to Secret Santa Beersiveknown- thx man country tick #104 cons 2013-12-21 Göteborg
AR: heavy roasted malt, chocolate
AP: dark brown body, stouthy sand brown head
F: rich in carbonation, roasted malt, chocolate, Nescafe coffey
stravale (1883) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - DEC 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Tesco  4.2%
Very dark caramel brown, off white frothy, bit of lacing. Aroma - slight blackcurrant dark malts, hardly any roast. Taste of light roast, very soft dark fruity malts, some bitter dark chocolate, touch of charcoal. Palate - moderate carb, thin body, some sweetness from the dark malts and soft bitter roast. Finish as main flavour, bit dry, bit of metallic bitterness in the tail, some more roast in the finish. Overall - Not as bitter as some dry stouts. Flavour come across as a bit lacklustre....perhaps the cask beer at a slight stronger abv (4.5%) is better
Stuartyboy (434) - SCOTLAND - NOV 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the bottle a soft easy drinking stout with bitter chocolate and coffe beans gentle carbonation with some sweetness in the mouth nice but a bit light on flavour
BlackHaddock (3183) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml Bottle: BBD end of Aug 14, poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard at home on 22nd Oct 13. Thanks to my son-in-law for bringing this back from Belfast for me.
Very black (I wonder how they chose the beers name?), with a good and lasting tanned head.
Bitter chocolate nose and taste, with treacle hints adding some sweetness in the mouth. I found this both interesting and tasty.
Good body depth, if a little too bitter at times as ground coffee beans added their slant onto the already bitter chocolate flavours I’d already en-counted.