colui72 (808) - HONG KONG - OCT 8, 2016
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black with a thick creamy head. Aroma of roasted malts with some fruitiness. Tastes of roasted malts, dark fruit, caramel. Quite smooth and quaffable. Decent commercial stout.
WingmanWillis (189) - Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Keg at Harry’s Bar at Changi Airport 15th April 2016. Pours black with a slight reddish hue and a huge white head that holds well. Caramel and toffee aroma. Taste is very caramel, toffee and is quite sweet but that fades quickly with a little roast malt on the finish. Nice carbonation. It’s OK
martin00sr (3141) - Haderslev, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Clear, nearly black with thick and creamy beige head. Roasted malt aroma, slightly fruity. Flavour has roast and notes of coffee. Dry but also with a little sweetness. Not bad but not overwhealming either
kermis (12190) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Brussels Beer Café, Penang. Dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of caramel, light roast, aniseed and some dark chocolate. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (9813) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - JAN 16, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint in Kl at the Frontroom sportsbar.
Thick creamy off white head. Clear black pour. A decent stout
mintzmeet (457) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2015
4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Freaking love this. My ideal stout. Super duper drinkibility. Meaning not too heavy on the roasted burnt flavor, but just right malts, along with its best feature: super smooth fatty texture almost tastes like an oatmeal stout.
ALLOVATE (2961) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cola brown and bright with ruby highlights. Thick and lasting nitrogenated head daubs the glass well. Aroma of rust, dust and sodden topsoil with hints of aniseed, ash and wood. Taste is slightly sour with an astringent, grape skin peak and earthy finish. Weedy with a hint of cola. Smoky, burnt bamboo skewers. Creamy, medium bodied and smooth and thick in the finish. Soft alkaline and chalkiness to it. Long lasting tannins. Bitter chocolate and roasted coffee bean resides. I love this stout, or maybe it was just the months of shoddy Vietnamese and Cambodian lagers that made this taste great. Virtually staggered out of this bar after far too many pints. (Colonial bar, Annexe Central Market. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) 3.8
nilsas (3858) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cantabrian (1077) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at one of the downtown Harry’s in Singapore (I visited four other Harry’s before finding this stout, which figures on all their units’ menus, if you check online). Unfortunately it was flat, but I’m sure it could be a great stout. Thick syrupy black, with a pungent aroma of dark soy sauce, dark chocolates and caramels, plenty of spicy kicks on the flavour, with marmite, soy sauce, molasses and liquorice sitting on a thin dark cocoa backbone. Difficult to evaluate the palate as there was hardly any head, but it is syrupy enough. I’d make it much more of a Foreign Stout, based on its flavour profile.
Scopey (13557) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Keg at Brussels Beer Cafe, KL. It pours black with a thick, creamy beige head. The nose is roasted malt, toast, cocoa acidity and general creaminess. The taste is smooth, roasty, some acidity, toast, light bitterness and coffee.....not a lot else really! Pretty drying on the finish. Medium body, fine carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Guinness clone for sure. Not bad, just very basic stuff.