Zoob (85) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 2, 2006
4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma= light toast/roast no hops
Appearance= Dark brown to dark garnet, nice thick lt. brown head
Flavor= Well Balanced, touch of carmel sweetness moving into a mild roast and finishes with a light toast flavor...great
Palate= overall pretty light for a stout very drinkable some silkiness to start but carbonation tickles near end
OverAll= A very very good Oatmeal stout. Exceptionally balanced, complex malt overtones yet simple flavors. Great beer
slowrunner77 (5944) - 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 (2076) - 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 (350) - Epsom, Surrey, ENGLAND - 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 (5556) - 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
ads135 (3037) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very decent oatmeal stout. Smooth body and mouthfeel with a sweet character, chocolate with a bit of sourness.
brnandersen (1957) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample from 50 cl. bottle, B.B. August 2007. Near black with ruby hues. Small, creamy tan head. Roasted aroma with fruits, chocolate, faint smoke and coffee. Diacetyl - basement aroma. Medium body, creamy texture. Finishes bitter with roasted notes. Some bitterness after all! Does not age with grace, drink it fresh.
Lilja (1685) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smak och doft humle, malt toner av kaffe, chocklad och russin. Krämig och len i gommen. God beska.