robinshute123 (357) - Torquay, Devon, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2021
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2021 Dark and brown in colour. Smells like coffee, roasted malts and nuts. Taste is coffee, roasted marshmallows and nuts. obguthr (10328) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2021
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2021 Treacle, molasses nose, not strong. Black, medium tan head. Treacle, coffee. Medium body, easy carbonation. Definite British influence. Susie33 (1802) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2021
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2021 Dark brown pour. Even lace. Thin foam. Vanilla, cocoa nibs, caramel, coffee. Vanilla and coffee palate. Nice balanced stout. ectuohy27 (1763) - ????, UKRAINE - AUG 10, 2021
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2021 Meh--tastes stale and dull despite its abv and despite (or because) of the addition of syrup/extract, much worse than the Guinness equivalent sitting next to it on many Bajan shelves, no need to repeat. (9.6 fl. oz --the irregular size, defined on the label as 284 mL, corresponds as I suspected to an even number [10[ in the Imperial system--bottle, Christ Church, Barbados) hershiser2 (7364) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2021
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2021 Bottle from WW. Dark brown, small beige head. Nose is roasted malt, corn, grasses... un-stoutlike to me, and not really pleasant. Sweet chocolate malt, caramel, grasses. Tastes cheap. Meh.
czgr (1490) - Opole, POLAND - APR 26, 2021
UPDATED: APR 26, 2021 Ocena wystawiona na podstawie wspomnień w celu uzupełnienia profilu na RateBeer. Degustacja odbyła się jakiś czas temu.
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UPDATED: MAR 12, 2021 Oh wow, this was really good. Felt for a while like I was having my first McEwan's Scotch Ale but then I realized I as in Jamaica with what has to be one of their finest exports. Thanks to Kasunick's beer shop in Pittsburgh for having this on their shelves. Pingaware (214) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2021
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2021 28.4 cl bottle (BBD 2021-01-21), bought from Sainsbury's, drunk at home 2020-12-05.
Appearance is a clear deep brown/black with a moderate thickness, slightly irregular coffee coloured head that dissipates pretty quickly. Tiny amount of visible carbonation on the surface. Well, it definitely looks like a stout. I'd like the head to linger a lot more, but it's fine.
Aroma is pretty nondescript. A little bit of milk chocolate, a touch of berries, and a sweetish slightly artificial note that I just can't place - almost butterscotch? It's fine, but it's pretty dull for a 7.5% stout, and it's really quite faint.
Taste is similarly fine. Really quite sweet - not even really chocolate, more just sugar. Trying to distinguish something else is pretty hard - creaminess I guess and a bare hint of roasty bitterness on the finish. Dominated by the sweetness though. It's not unpleasant - it's just far, far too sweet and a bit indistinct.
Palate is fine. Medium-light bodied, quite smooth and round, but definitely a bit watery. Finish is pretty short too. Basically no in-mouth carbonation. Kind of fits the taste, but the wateriness lets it down.
Overall, this is okay, but it's far too sweet and it suffers for not having enough body or depth in flavour to match the ABV. Perfectly drinkable, but not one I'm going to bother seeking out again (unless I'm looking for a cheap hit). Jerseyislandbeer (3399) - JERSEY - MAR 3, 2021
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2021 Old rating from 2014 - 284ml bottle, gift from friends. Pours black with a beige creamy head. Aromas & tastes of molasses, brown sugar, chocolate, coffee, black currant & liquorice. Moderate body. Barely carbonated. Sweet finish reidyboy (559) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2021
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2021 Starts off like a sweet milk stout but evolves into a more complex beast. Pours near black with a foamy tan head, and an aroma of treacle and liquorice and a hint of sweet coffee. The taste kicks off as sweet malt, a milky mouthfeel, with roasted malt coming in before a mild hop bitterness finishes things off, with some faint tartness and the liquorice hitting the aftertaste