DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2003
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours appropriately dark and creamy. Light aroma of grassy hops and dark-roasted, bready malt. Has a drier profile than Sam Smith's oatmeal, less fruity, less complex. Simple and pretty smooth with a mostly burnt toast and bitter hops character. Some sweetness lightly, some tartness, ending nicely bitter.
vinivini (539) - BELARUS - FEB 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Almost black, one finger thick creamy head. Aroma of bread and coffee. Medium body. The taste is dry with some sweet chocolate notes. Decent.
Headbanger (3426) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16.9oz bottle (Old Notes)-Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and sweetness. Taste of the same. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and smooth.
mR_fr0g (4373) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at the riverside. Opaque black coloured pour with a steadfast creamy head. Aroma is soft roast, choc and light berry. Palate is smooth and somewhat creamy. Flavour is milky choc, lactose sugar, soft roast. OK
slowrunner77 (6281) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"i’m grading this half way between what i’d give the bottle (better) and the can (worse). the flavor is nice, but like a Guiness, when it’s on nitro, it’s too unassuming. kinda boring, but smooth. the flavor comes out a little more in the bottle. the double chocolate, on the other hand, is better in the can...and better period."
Alengrin (2741) - BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Typical representative of the oatmeal stout style revived by Samuel Smith in the seventies. Loose, irregular, yellowish beige head, colour near black with reddish hue, clear. Strong malty aroma, roasted grains, caramel, coffee, toasted bread, dried plums, candied dates, raisins, subtle spicy hops. Mellow, creamy and velvety palate, very soft, fruity with a gentle, not too sharp roasted bitterness, dryish but not so much as an actual dry stout, long finish with elegant spicy hoppiness, subtle.
GuideDogSaint (603) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUL 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11/7/14 Keg on tap at Moscow Airport, TGI Fridays. Labelled as Youngs London stout 5.2%.
Almost black with a creamy white head. Aroma of chocolate and burnt malt. Very smooth.
alexsdad06 (6272) - Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from backlog notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted and sweet malts, chocolate, decent flavor, mild bitterness with good mouthfeel.
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog. On tap at Green Lion Inn. Subtle with the regular hints of coffee and chocolate. A fine beer.
tsurkan_sergey (42) - Novosibirsk, RUSSIA - DEC 19, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Draught, Celtic Dolmen - Irish pub in Novosibirsk.
Color - dark brown, almost black, is opaque.
Foam - abundant, delicate cream ( light beige ) color, fine-grained, dense and very resistant, stick to the walls of the glass.
Aroma - cocoa beans, chocolate, coffee and light refreshments grassy notes.
Body is not very dense, carbonation is weak, soft carbonation.
The taste is very mild, delicate, all the classic ingredients for stout - light black patent malt, dark chocolate, coffee. The aftertaste is long, coffee- burning, somewhat dry. No bitterness and kislosti sweets also virtually none.
Taste reminded me Youngs Double Chocolate Stout. Now I am puzzled - how to make a comparative tasting. Understand what is the difference.
Just gorgeous Stout! Highly recommended!
xo4upoku6at (10) - Moscow, RUSSIA - SEP 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
coffee, chocolate, wonderful for a autumn evening. rich taste. makes u feel cozy