krisfleet (130) - Sharon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a dryer stout without much sweetness. Nice fullbody, and roasted malts are most prevalent. The aftertaste is very minimal particularly for a stout. Not many lingering flavors.
gegwilson (520) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Booth’s, Ripon. Very dark ruby, lmost black, with a tan coloured head. Good roasty flavours with coffee and toast. Quite light and easy to drink, although I prefer a bit of a fuller body. Very decent though.
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 (211) - 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 (3175) - 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 (328) - 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 (2687) - 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 (661) - 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 (511) - 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 (405) - 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 (2960) - 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.