RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Typical Irish dry stout with a few variations. Nice black pour/moderate head. The nose is mildly chocolate and a touch of coffee. Flavors are as expected...chocolate and coffee, a touch chalky...but a nice aftertaste of charcoal. Pretty decent drink and I don’t miss the nitro at all!
EHSRanders (2037) - Tjele, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Black colour with large creamy light brown mostly lasting head. Aroma of raisin and chocolate. Sweet flavor with a little bitterness.
Touche (57) - New York, USA - MAY 22, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with brown head. Sweet smell with hints of raisins. Tastes slightly sweet a little dry, with coffee and raisin tastes. Almost a nutty taste. Overall a very enjoyable stout.
emacgee (4661) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a dark black with a thin brown head. The aroma was sweet, showed some caramel, coffee, and darker aromas. The flavor was sweet, slight hop dryness, some roast, and a bit of coffee. The palate was thin and a bit waxy. The finish was cool and had a roasted sweet taste.
fishead (28) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle. Pours dark with a great looking head. Somewhat thin taste that reminded me more of a black beer... perhaps I’ve been drinking too many imperials lately and it’s made me expect so much more from stouts.
benwa420 (47) - East Hampton, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a real Stout. Super dark in color. Big bold spices and maltiness. Very nice
Strykzone (7182) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a delicious looking beer. It is dark as old motor oil with a nice tan head. The flavor really jumps up and grabs. It begins full of zest. Flavors are coffee, nutty roastiness, and unsweetened chocolate. The zing mellowed somewhat but this is a stout that is full of life. A very smooth one, too.
Marko (5408) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 9, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5l draught (nitro I believe) at Tolkien’s in Zagreb
Black colour, perfect brownish little to medium sized nitro head that lasted until the end. Pleasant sweetish caramelly nose, reminiscent of a Twix bar with hints of dust. Typical nitro smooth taste. Underlying weak caramel and cappuccino taste meets some hoppy (I guess) bitterness and acidity (that seems to be common in nitro brews from my experience). Looooong acidic/roasty aftertaste. A decent nitro stout that, while having most if not all the flaws imparted by that way of serving, still retains some of its former complexity. I’ll rerate it when I get a bottle.
Enjoyit (3790) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black of color with a nice brown head. Weak notes of plums and coffee. A flavor of coffee, smoke and notes of plums.
doublebock (558) - California, USA - MAY 3, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich black color with hints of auburn, can immediately smell the mocha coffee notes. , minimal carbonation. The taste is smoky and coffee.