GlasgowTAD (1874) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2016
Pours opaque black with a large dark teak coloured head. Aroma is a bouquet of dark cocoa, molasses, fruity coffee, leather and oak. Taste is a rich portion of dark chocolate with a moderate cocoa content, bitter and milk chocolatey sweet, vanilla sweet, dark roast coffee, hint of molasses sweetness, modestly roasty. Long bitter dark cocoa finish. Full bodied with a decadently full mouthfeel. Heidbummer (832) - SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2016
My word this is bold. Pours dark as hell with a thick tan head. Coffee and charcoal on the nose. Which is what you get on the taste too. Burnt caramel, espresso, hint of roasted nuts. I like this but it will divide opinion. Sign me up! Inbreak (6415) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - APR 21, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2017 21.04.2016, 0,33l bottle @ home:CObiased (527) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2016
Nice brown creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich and dry roasted, dark malts, dark sugar, roasted grain, minerals, licorice, roasted coffee, burnt caramel, toast, grass. Taste is dry roasted, weeds, roasted grain, dark malts, grass, minerals, burnt caramel, toast, alcohol, burnt coffee. Medium to longlasting bitterness, dry burnt mouthfeel. Nice, just too roasted / burnt...
02.05.2014, tap @ CBC:
Nice brown creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet, dark malts, hay, dark sugar, coffee, roasted grain, chocolate. Taste is very dry, hay, dark burnt malts, shed, burnt caramel, coffee, ashtray, roasted grain. Medium to longlasting bitterness, dry burnt mouthfeel. Not my cup of tea.
11.2 fl oz bottle - pours a very black and thick ale with barely a hint of a tan head. Rich aroma of chocolate, coffee, loam and tar. Big roasty stout with flavors of mocha, burnt coffee, earth and bitter chocolate. mjs (7610) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 16, 2016
(Keg at Amsterdam, 20160416) The beer poured black. Its head was medium sized and liight brown. Aroma had dark chocolate, liquorice and coffee. Palate was full bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were burnt malts, liquorice, sweetness, ash and bitterness. Aftertaste had liquorice, dark chocolate and bitterness. A complex and still tasty stout.
eManu (553) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 13, 2016
From draft @ Taps KL. Aroma of strong roasted coffee malts, smoky. Flavors of strong bitter dark coffee and roasted malts, some cacao, some smokiness. Nice creamy and bitter body, rich in flavours. Quite enjoyable. androman (2777) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2016
33cl bottle at home from thebeershop-online.com. Nose is roasted malty, cocoa. Body is black, head is small, brownish, creamy, average lasting, good lacing. Aroma is dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, coal, ash. Heavy roasty bitter, quite long lasting, later bit salty. Full body, dry sticky texture, average carbonation. Not too easy due to strong roasty bitterness. klm1 (1786) - Bled/SF, - APR 9, 2016
Pours blck color, haze, with foamy, two finger high stable (light) brown head. Visually low carbonstion. Aroma: prevails notes of roasted malts, supported with notes of yogurth, blueberries and other dark fruits.
Flavor: intense roasted malts flavors, which takes on roasted coffee beans, peat, charcoal, dark chocolate, lots of cinnamon, hint of vanilla, supported with notes of dark fruits, which is contribution of different hops. Mouthfeel is sticky, slightly dry, with dry finish. Boody is practically full, texture os soft, carbonation is low. Complex beer. __Rb81 (789) - NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2016
Bottle at home (labeled as "Extra Strout"). Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, hint of alcohol. Taste is moderate to heavy bitter, light to moderate sweet, hard roasted malts, chocolate, bitter hard roasted aftertaste. Not bad. wchesser (2122) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Bottle. Label just says ’Extra Stout-Stout Ale’ but ABV is the same. Pours deep black, quite thick for the ABV with some brown lacing. Nose is molasses, some stewed prune, dark roast malts. Taste is some sweet malts with a bitter roast finish. Flavors of treacle, prune, and baker’s cocoa. Drinks like an imperial and a great representation of an English strong stout. Not quite as good as the Kernel’s but a close second.