MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 23, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
See through ruby-black color, large foamy light brown head, moderate lacing. Mild coffee smokey flavors, dry roasty burnt bitter flavors, nice dry finish, light body and a little thin, alright for the style, reminds me of beamish.
KL (26) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black/Brownish black. Weak coffey, fresh,malty.
Dry fresh bitter finish. Miss a hint more sweetness and body in this.
Another good beer from the Brits.
Vladivostok (200) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Looks great, nice cream head, virtually black. Typical roasty aroma and on first taste, a pretty spot-on stout. Sadly though, the mouthfeel is all wrong, totally lacking in body and being just way too thin. Disappointing.
BlackHaddock (2925) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml Bottle: BBD 17 Nov 2013, poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard on 14 Oct 2013, well in date! Bottled conditioned so, poured carefully.
Looked great, tanned head on top of a dark, dark brown with ruby edged body.
Chocolate and mild coffee notes in the aroma and taste. Nothing over stated, this chugs along nicely, a little hop bitterness mingles with the coffee and chocolate flavours to give a balanced, if slightly more malty feel to the whole of the beer.
I’d have preferred a little less ’fizz’ in the body feel, but many would argue against that. Overall a fine beer by a brewery that blows ’hot and cold’ for me.
IPAgutten79 (196) - Skui, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2013 Bottle 500ml @ home.
Nice dark colour. Small head. Aroma is nice mild chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is chocolate and coffee. A bit thin, but nice for a stout from regular store.
wimpyjoe (2291) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a very small head. Has a full body, plenty of pleasant roasted aroma and lots of taste
Vighals (430) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - SEP 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sort med mørkt beige skum. Bitter sjokkoladelukt, noe fruktig. Sjokolade og kaffesmak. Ganske bitter til å vær estout +
Simonsen (416) - NORWAY - AUG 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske fra matkroken ljabru. Klar svart farge, begge skumtopp, medium/lite karbonert.mørkbrent malt, kaffe, nøtter, korn, brød. En frisk stout med bitter finish. Overraskende god butikkøl
StilleStorm (234) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 500ml. Black, brown colour. Creamy off-white, lasting head. Coffee, chocalate, nutty and toasted malt, a bit "watery" taste.
Elwood (2959) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving: 500 ml. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours black with lots of red highlights. Pillowy tan head. Nice head retention. The nose has a bit of roasted malt with a hint of blackstrap molasses. Dark caramel, minerals (almost metallic), strong roasted notes, earthy bitterness on the tongue. Oily texture. Medium to long finish. A very nice example of the style without a lot of bells and whistles. Well done.
saxo (12796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice head with medium duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, licorice, coffee, chocolate, little caramel and hops.