Down2die (109) - IRELAND - MAR 10, 2013
Bottle from dunnes, nice crisp tight head lots of chocolate and crisp carbonation the way an extra is suppose to be, nice would like to test against the guiness extra Sebilinz (2621) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUN 22, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2013 Bottle very nice black body with brown head aroma is roasty with a litle bit coffee taste is coffee with chocolate very smooth slightly bitter aftertaste with roasted malts chocolate and coffee licked this very much Danielhessel (2) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2013 does not count
A bit aggressive on the bubbles, but they don't lie on the smoothness. Not much christmas taste-ish but great in any other aspect
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No can do stouts better than the Irish. A bit too much carbonation pulls down the impression, but gee what a great and well-balanced taste and the aftertaste is delightfully long. martjoobolut (5122) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 19, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2014 BB 06.09.2014, 330ml bottle. Pours pitch black with tan head. The head stays. Aroma is milky, creamy, licorice, some cacao with raisin like notes. Flavor is very creamy, rather sweet, chocolate, coffee, roasted notes, some slight tart, raisins. Finish is nice dark chocolate bitter. Overall: a great creamy stout.
oliodnb (670) - ITALY - MAR 1, 2014
Black, creamy beige head, a lot of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate. Lovely creamy mouthfeel. Some smoked flavor in the aftertaste. Excellent stout. PawelD (311) - Gdańsk, POLAND - AUG 28, 2014
Piwo butelkowe. W aromacie kawa, czekolada i karmel. Kolor czarna smoła, piana mieszana zarówno drobno jak i wielkopęcherzykowa szybko jednak opada. W smaku wyczuwalne mocno nuty czekolady i kawy, lekko ostry posmak alkoholowy co dziwi przy 6%, jest też karmel i ziemista w odbiorze goryczka na kontrze. Piwo gęste i pełne. Świetny stout ale troszeczkę za bardzo nasycony. rarbring (2290) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2015
Overall: Dark fruits, coffee, cocoa, dry and potent.Padchenko (383) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 25, 2015
Note: Bottle 330 ml at home. (Vintage 2014) Reviewed 2015-01-01.
500ml bottle, 6%. An excellent full-bodied heart-warming stout. Pours black with limited dark brown head. Sweet and strong lightly carbonated with some roasted coffee and hops in the flavour. More please! Bill Becker (1806) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Pitch black with tan head of foam.
I smell roasted malt that comes across as very dry and somewhat bitter. There is chocolate too and that adds sweet notes.
Tastes like it smells. Roasty, sweet chocolate, dry bitterness from coffee. Very tasty.
I had not even heard of this brew. What a pleasant surprise!