Benzai (15094) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2017
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Niilstrong @ The Garrick, Belfast. Opaque black color, full sized dense and creamy mocha colored head that lasts for a long time. Aroma is malts, slightly smoked malts, earthy, soft roast. Taste malts, dark malts, soft to moderately roasted malts, earthy and dry with a decent malt bitter finish. Solid dry stout I’d say.
JPDIPSO (6094) - Wauwatosa, USA - OCT 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a tight small lid of off-white bubbles. Various grain aromas. Nice malts flavors with touches of mild coffee, dark chocolate and mild dark fruit.
A touch thin, and quite bitter in the finish. 5/11
TheKernOwl (214) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tighter than Gordon Brown, but a much darker shade of brown – and probably has more roast-y notes than old G.B.
Tight nose: rye bread, fishfingers or smokey bacon crisps. Mild roast taste – just a hint of coffee bean and dark choc. Bit too fizzy?
jredmond (8049) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle purchased in Derry, shared with Linh and Scarlett in Donegal, Ireland - July 2015. Pours a deep brown body with thin tan lacing. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of caramel malt, burnt toast and lots of roast. Super roasty.
mcberko (16598) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at The Garrick, pours black with a small white head. Nose brings out lots of roast and some dry espresso. Flavour isn’t as great unfortunately, but still pleasant, with very lightly roasted malt and some espresso. Medium bodied and pleasant. Decent stuff.
CH-303 (2159) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - MAR 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Very dark brown, quite flat.
Aroma: Dark malt, coffee, roasted.
Taste: Dark malt, roasted, coffee, burnt, nice. Impressive for a quite low ABV.
Bought: Trade with rosenbergh - thank you very much!, 500 ml
Info: 14/3-2015, BB: 30/4-2015
alex_leit (3479) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAR 7, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 0.5 l. Really black with minimal head. Smells burnt barley, rye bread and roasted malt. Taste: dry, velvety, slightly sour from burnt barley, light sweet, typical dry stout.
Stuartyboy (1600) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Belfast shared with Mr H a dark brown ale with coffee, fruit and roasted malt on the aroma quite sweet taste with a dry smooth finish a pleasant stout.
mr_h (5352) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle shared with Stuartyboy - opaque very dark brown near black, creamy tan head, sweet chocolate, toffee and roasted malty aroma, negligible lacing, chocolate, coffee flavour, oily, good carbonation, dry malty aftertaste
SperkeleForce (791) - FINLAND - NOV 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 50 CL. Pours black with nice brown mushroom frothy head. Notes of burnt, chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, cocoa. Good stuff.