dnicolaescu (1153) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
BOTTLE 33 CL from dcmchew. Thanks!
Look: almost opaque black, beige frothy head.
Aroma: hops, tropical fruit, dried fruit, some vanilla and licorice, very light roast for a stout.
Taste: citrus tropical fruit hops on a moderately roasty and fruity black malt foundation, solid bitter finish. Quite a hop-accented stout.
peponi (655) - Krakow, POLAND - AUG 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: roasted dark malts, herbs, butterscotch.
Appearance: nice dark color, thin beige head.
Taste: low bitterness, roasted dark malts, coffee, roasted barley, quite dry and a little bit empty.
Palate: medium body and low carbonation, roasted finish.
Overall: Looks like a younger brother of a normal RIS. However not bad.
jmgreenuk (5613) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - AUG 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2014 Bottle... Poured a murky dark brown with a thin whispy off white head. The aroma is roasted malt, caramel, floral hop. The flavour is medium bitter with a roasted malt, caramel hop liqourice bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
kermis (6568) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel malt, fudge, light roast, milk chocolate. Flavour is over moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
sic1314 (4779) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured deep dark brown with a tan ring. Aroma of sweet vinous fruit, roast malt and coffee. Medium body, flavour of the aroma, dark chocolate, moderately bitter.
Franzen (386) - SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bit roasted Chocolatey aroma and pretty hoppy for a stout. Roasty citrusy taste. Creamy thick.
tombyars (1453) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JUL 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted this at the GRAF, The Briggait, Glasgow on the 27th June 2014. Cask, gravity dispense. Pours a dull black in colour with a walnut coloured head. Strong malt in the fruity aroma with notes of bramble jam and roast grain coming through. Surprisingly thin, oily mouthfeel and poor lacing throughout. Strong dark malt complex gives a robust chewy roast grain base with dark, fruity hedgerow berry flavours mixed with dry elements of cocoa and mild coffee. Dry almost nutty element to the strong hoppy aftertaste which continues into the powerful malty finish and compliments the drier roast grain, leather and liquorice flavours present in the mouth. This was the best stout on offer at the festival and very popular. Highly recommended
Sjohnh (395) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is very good; black, full bodied and oily, with a great balance between the dark fruit and roasted malt flavours, with a refreshing bitter finish.
VastActiv (3735) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Gallow’s Bird, Espoo. Originally rated 07092012. Colour is black with small head. Aromas and flavours: Chocolate, coffee and roasted malts.
edsspoon (729) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - pours deep dark red with a large dark brown, rocky head. Good retention and thin lacing. Aroma of grassy hops (which is sort of strange), roasted malt, coffee, orange and coriander seeds. Taste of roasted malt, coffee and spices followed by a medium/strong bitterness, some smoke and lots of treacle. Medium sweetness, heavy body, light carbonation and a pleasant warming feel.