Christos (5777) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2015
(Baird Shimaguni Stout) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a big shaker, ABV 5%
Dark borwn colour on the body, almost black, with two full fingers of dark beige head sitting on top. Very good retention.
Aroma of light roasted matls, dark chocolate.
Taste of toasted malts, chocolate, faint cold coffee, some old grass too.
Thin body, low carbonation.
Okay beer. sokuzs1 (1346) - POLAND - NOV 28, 2015
Aroma: choclate, roasty, coffee, some fruity notes
Taste: roasty, light bitter, coffee, choclate
Decent beer, really good for an ordinary dry stout Bosbouw (2925) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2015
Zearte kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt koffie, chocolade, herfstfruit. Smaakt bitterzoet, koffie, chocolade, rijp fruit. Ites bittere afdronk, tikkeltje dun. drjoeng (1291) - SINGAPORE - NOV 20, 2015
4.5%ABV. Dry stout.
Poured out of the bottle a deep black brown with a thin tan head. 40ºSRM.
The nose off the cap was of an espresso roast. There were full-bodied smoky aromas coupled with good quality charcoal with a hint of mesquite. Nose also has some nice ume sourness with a very dry and almost dessicated fruity character to it. There is a slight smoky umami character to the nose like kasuobushi. Overarching all this a fruity sweetness like full ripe cherries.
Mouthfeel is carbonated and light. No syrupy cling. There is charcoal which is reminiscent of Wakayama charcoal with smoke and bitter that co-exist in an ephemeral balance without either asserting itself over the other. There is a nice ume, fruity or sour roundness to the palate that allows the roasty flavors of coffee, peat and tobacco to come through very nicely.
Finish is clean and abbreviated.
Overall, a very carefully crafted ale with none of the obviousness of a more continental brew. A very congenial and enjoyable brew.
Goes on Favorites List! Arek (1138) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - NOV 13, 2015
Bottle 0.33 l, Piwnica, Wrocław, Poland.
Zupastan (160) - Kortrijk, BELGIUM - OCT 21, 2015
Prawie czarne piwo o puszystej, beżowej pianie oraz słodkawym, czekoladowym aromacie. W smaku wytrawne, lekko wodniste, trochę kwaskowe z nutami czekoladowymi i kwaskowymi oraz palonym, goryczkowym finiszem.
33 cl bottle @ home. Blackish beer with a big, beige head, bit adhesive. Aroma is moccha, coffee, vanilla, tobacco, soy sauce. Soft carbonation. Taste is dark chocolat, vanilla, roasted malts, figs, soy sauce, bit watery. Aftertaste is roasted malts, soy sauce, figs. Not a fan. tarmok (1432) - Tartu, ESTONIA - SEP 30, 2015
black liquid with tan thick head. Aroma of smoke and caramel. Taste of burnt caramel, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour. Palate: light body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish. solidfunk (8949) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Some roast and a little dark chocolate. Pours black with decent head. Bitter finish. Soft carbonation and creamy consistency. Tap at Churchkey. belgis (521) - - SEP 23, 2015
Mild almost no aroma when stays in a glass for a while burnt candy pops out. Thick foam but it is not long lasting. Strangely boozy for 5% aftertaste disappointed me no real taste there but also not watery. Hermod (7865) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle from Koht. Poured black with a thin brown head. Milky sourness in aroma, roastedness, milk chocolate. Flavor has lactose sweetness, chocolate and chalk. Not a fan of these kind of beers.