anders37 (17904) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee aroma. Roasted malty chocoalte and coffee flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.
madmitch76 (16335) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
7th June 2009
Opaque black stout. Palate seems light for a stout. Silky too. Fresh stout. No roasty malt or dryness here. Nor is it bitter. Just mild dark malt/ Somewhat one dimensional but a perfectly serviceable stout.
Travlr (13679) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Completely black, scant tan edge head. Aroma of dark bitter cocoa. Taste is chocolate, burnt espresso.
Oakes (12849) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2004
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Copper-brown colour (too light). Metallic, roasty aroma. Thin body. Roast is noted but muted. Like doughnut shop coffee.
Leighton (12231) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask at Blind Tiger. Stellar beer. Poured a luscious black with a thick tan head. Nose of roasty malts and some light cocoa and coffee. Flavor was tight, mostly roasted malts with some great vanilla notes on the tail. (The casks for Blind Tiger were special in that they had vanilla beans added to them at some point during the brewing process.) Nice, burnt malt finish. Rich flavor without being overbearing on the abv. This would make an extreme sessioner. Cheers.
bu11zeye (11975) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz, courtesy of Mar) Pours a dark brown body with medium beige head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, and chocolate. Flavor of coffee, lactose, roasted malt, and caramel.
argo0 (11725) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 16, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2005 (12-6-05, bottle) Clear blood red body with tan head. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, coffee/roast. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some coffee/roast, light cola. Smooth light-medium body. (7/3/7/4/14)
(12-16-04, bottled on 10/4/04, batch #1627) Clear, dark garnet-brown body topped by small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, roasty, coffee, some chocolate, oat. Taste is medium sweet, chocolate, coffee, roasty, some nutty, light astringency. Creamy medium body, some acidity. Strong aroma and flavor. (8/3/6/3/13)
rlgk (11693) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black beer with a small but lasting brown head. Licorice aroma, milky chocolate, cocoa powder, figs, soot, some vanilla notes in the background, viol, coffee notes, some raisins. Coffee flavor, licorice, figs, cocoa powder, vanilla, roasted, soot, some smoked notes. A bit thin bodied, but otherwise a very nice beer. Milk chocolate finish, vinous, grassy, licorice and some vanilla.
bhensonb (11673) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 13, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of toasted malt and chocolate. The appearance is much like Guiness. Perhaps the head disappears a bit sooner. The start is hard to pin down, but it quickly moves to roasty chocolate, and finishes with that "burnt" malt flavor that used to be found in Guiness some decades ago. A good substantial mouthfeel, very smooth, a bit earthy. I’m very impressed.
jcwattsrugger (11279) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle-pours a creamy tan head. Color is dark brown with red tint. Aroma is dark malt, licorice. Taste is coffee, dark malt, licorice. Good carbonation. Not my taste, nice though.