alcoholica (128) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark chocolate brown with a thick tan head and cascading carbonation. Smell of coffee and caramel and very mild hops. t
Tastes of caramel, smoke, chocolate, licorice(spelling?), vanilla, roasted malt, slight hop.
Finishes dry with a good aftertaste.
This I would take over a Guiness anyday. Very good full flavor stout.
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
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!
brnandersen (1671) - 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.
ads135 (2579) - 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.
Lilja (1403) - 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.
Marduk (2029) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 28, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @Bombardier, Riga. Clear, dark brown color, creamy head. Looks nice. Caramel, sweet, cakey aroma. Caramel, grainy, slightly sour, malty flavor. Watery and thin mouthfeel. Not a proper enjoyment.
BeerSkull (1082) - SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle). Aroma of roasted malt with a smooth and creamy taste of roasted malt with hints of coffee and chocolate. Tasty but a bit thin in body!
reebtogi (3838) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle pours almost black, but when held to the light it reveals some reddish highlights and pours with a finger of light beige head which leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is chocolate and roasted grains with some aromatic hops. Taste is chocolate malt sweetness with an English type hop bitterness. As far as oatmeal stouts go, this one rivals St. Ambroise oatmeal stout. Nicely done.
imdownthepub (9668) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, 500ml, a present, cheers Stu. Very dark brown, ruby hint with cream head. Full bodied, rich, smooth, some liquorice and a grainy sweetness. There is a wine like back flavour mixed with the chocolate malts. Very decent indeed.
MattiasA (621) - 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.