TheJollyOne (230) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black body but some light peeking though. The classic Baird hops are more reserved in this nose, unusual for them but not a problem. Cocoa in the nose as well. Taste was bitter chocolate and some light grasses, sweet coffee finish. Chocolate was more apparent on warming. Soft palate, medium fill.
TimE (5421) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was on hand pump. Very much a nod the a lighter weight British stout. Hops are very restrained. Body is fairly light, with good focus on chocolate malts. Finishes malty and a touch chocolately sweet. Not so different than finishing a chocolate shake. Yum, but not going go blow you away.