MiP (12839) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Weak aroma with a hint of liquorice. Almost black colour, small stable head. The flavour is roasted, perhaps roast barley. Weak liquorice flavour. High carbonation. Quite boring.
vanvenlo (1090) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 16, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
18 Dec 05 - Sweetish roasted malt and some hop aroma. Clear dark brown colour, reasonable head and lacing. Roasted malt flavours but lacks a broader complexity. Up front bitterness that is a bit thin.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark with avergae tan head. Aroma was thin of malts, some oats and light coffee. Some hops kick in at the very end but except for this the flavour is thin without a lot of malt backbone.
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Great appearance in both bottle and glass. The nose is quite absent however but for a faint aroma of roasted malt and some slightly coffee flavour. The taste is better at least in the sense that it does demonstrate some good stout qualities but for mine this falls short in mouthfeel and ABV. The promised broom full of hops also fails to sweep me off my feet. Perhaps as my ratebeeriness grows I find I prefer higher ABV beers in styles that should be assrtive and strong. The Pommie penchant for low alcohol is sometimes a negative as is this one.
oldseed (6) - CANADA - DEC 31, 2005 does not count
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Like Guinness Draught without the full foamy head or palate. Serviceable stout flavour, a small tad of the chocolatey/coffee aroma.
Choos (509) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: olive, carbon and some hop. Apperance: black with red highlights clear, tan small head, patchy sud lacing. Flavour: carbon, sweet malt, hint of nut and notceable hop bitterness. Palate: bitter/carbon finish and thin. Jokingly my girlfriend has written "god damn HOT label!!!" on my tasting notes since it was visuallly so impressive (despite the clear bottle.)
stouby (3426) - Holbæk, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, at home (031031).
Black with reddish head. Aroma moderate malty (burnt, licorice) and hoppy. Flavor moderate sweet and bitter.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark clear brownb ale with a thick light oka head. Light sweet chocolate aroma with vanilla notes. Watery stout with diluted chocolate and some light bittering hops. Rather boring. LCBO.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Dark brown, close to black, with a reddish hue and a small, brownish head. Dark, malty roasted notes with a solid dose of bitterness. Presumably brewed with some oats. Not the most impressive stout. 100405
Otje (677) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2005
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2005 not much aroma, just a little malt and fruit.
tastes better: roasted malt, some bitterness and some fruit, a little grassy. finishes more bitter and grassy. thin bodied. not so good(no coffee: well only a bit in the finishing part, no chocolate, a pity), a bland stout.