kramer (6991) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2010
50 cl bottle. Pours a clear dark brown body with a large frothy light brown head. The nose is roasty and chocolaty with a sweet burnt caramel note. The flavor is quite sweet with roast and burnt caramel. Finishes with some licorice and toasted malt. Full bodied and quite viscous with a clingy sticky finish. Soft gentle carbonation level. Overall pretty tasty but the sweetness got a bit tiring by the end of the bottle. anders37 (27667) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2010
Bottle. Pours a black color wit a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor with some weak hints of coffee. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish with some hints of licorice in the aftertaste. Habanero (4912) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2010
Bottled. Pours clear black with an amber glow and a large tan head. Good lacing. Nose of mildly roasted malt and bread. Roasted malty flavour with some sweetness, coffee and again bread. Medium bodied. The finish is more dry with a little bitter taste too. A nice stout.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JAN 6, 2010
Pours black with a long lasting tan head. Has pleasent aromas of chocolate and coffee. Nice rich taste of chocolate, dark fruit, and roasted malt. Mouthfeel is full. BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2010
500ml from Halls in Colleyville. Forced pour yielded 3 fingers of head and a dark brown, ruby colored body. Aroma of burnt malt, bittersweet cocoa. Fine carbonation and creamy body. Flavor is same burnt malt, mild roasted coffee and medium sweetness. Short, mild bitter (more coffee than hops) finish doesn’t linger at all. Maybe more Foreign Export than traditional stout?
DarkBeerChick (155) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Pours dark brown with a thick, tan head; nice lacing. Didn’t have much of an aroma immediately upon pouring, but opened up shortly after with rich, roasty chocolate, molasses and a bit of tangy smokiness. Flavor is of dark chocolate, roasted malt and burnt sugar. Starts sweet and finishes slightly bitter and smokey with a touch of alcohol. wxman (1865) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Pours an asolutely opaque dark brown with a full rocky pale brown head that stays forever. Aroma is sweet roasted malt, coffee and dark unsweetened chocolate. Smooth well balanced flavor. Sweet dark malt and chocolate flavor as well as some molasses. Very good, but toned down a bit from American micro offerings, and that’s a good thing. Just a bit of bitterness after the swallow. Interesting. BREWMUSKCLES (2759) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2010
nice dark brew it is earthy as the description would command. dark malt not aged and mildly sweet. gratefully there is little smoke and unfortunately that abscence leaves this brew seemingly unfinished. decent enough but not memorable and i suppose i will need to re-rate. good substantive flow and head as well as frothy carbonation. Hinez57 (253) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Malty, chocolate, & light earthiness, with a ’sweet malty’ aroma dominate. Clear, dark to style with a nice head. Straightforward chocolate, even milk chocolate, nice maltyness yet dry, and bitterness are the first impressions. As the beer lingers light molasses and salty notes are apparent. Mouthfeel is hurt through over carbonation, it could be so smooth! Overall it suffers from being over carbed and too bitter for a ’scottish’ styled stout. However it is a well balanced straightforward stout/foreign stout attempt. I’ll have again and suggest it to others. Could be great if problems were corrected. It’s not overly complicated, flavors meld well together. drjay44 (3894) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2009
500 ml. bottle. Shared with Anne and Arlo. Pours a thin mocha head of short duration, with some lacing, over a brown (SRM 30) body.....nose is coffee, chocolate, soy, beef......taste is coffee, chocolate, beef, soy sauce, finishing hop bitterness, dry throughout.....mouth feel is medium to light, carbonation is a bit too high. This is a pleasant dry Stout.