Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Clear ruby with cm thick ivory head.
Aroma: Bread dough/biscuit, note of dried fruit.
Taste: Medium bitterness, low/medium sourness and low sweetness.
Palate: Thick smooth texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, lingering dried fruit, malty, astringent finish with a hint of caramel, pepper and alcohol warmth.
Comments: Very good and glass lace.
johndoughty (5203) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Bronze with a small head and a medium body. Slightly fruity with a subtle presence of hops.Finnish is hoppy.Very easy to drink considering its reasonable strength.
Sarpa (1462) - FINLAND - DEC 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 50 cl @ west hervanta. Pours dark amber, small head. Malt, dark fruits in the aroma. Malty, slightly bitter, dark fruits in the flavour.
Desverger (9936) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@Barrowboy and Banker, London Bridge - Copper/brown pour with good white head. Reddish-brown pour with a white head. Sweet dark malts, nutty, toffee, caramel, choc, some dried dark fruit, slight spice, nice sweet/balance. Great!
planky84 (2986) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Barrowboy and Banker, London Bridge. Reddish-brown pour with a white head. Bonfire toffee, dark fruit and raisin aroma. Rich raisin flavour with sultana and chocolate. Long sweet finish. Very tasty.
TBone (16618) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 500ml ABM, Clear dark copper color, steady decent beige head. Nutty, caramelly nose. Medium-bodied. Licorice, nutty maltyness, caramel, a bit harsh bitterness and alcohol. Certainly some Fullers house flavors familiar from ESB.
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured dark reddish brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma of yeasty malt, sark fruit. Medium body, flavour is sweet, spicy, dark fruit, raisins, bitter finish.
Kita (2024) - Koper, SLOVENIA - NOV 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, 0.50l. Clear ruby brown color with large creamy tan-like head and normal visible carbonation. Aroma of heavy toasted malt, caramel, toffee, dried fruits, light herbal hops, mild alcohol and light yeast. Taste starts sweet and rich malty with lightly burnt sugars, following is refreshing rich fruity with presence of raisins and prunes, mouthfeel is very warming, while finish is moderate bitter. Full body, oilsy texture and average carbonation in palate. Tasty winter warmer...
danlo (2798) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Clear dark golden-brown amber colour, frothy off-white foam head leaving alittle lacing and aroma is deep malt, yeasty, dried fruits. Taste is malty, toffee with a spicy hop tang and some dark fruit earthy and nutty notes. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, warming dry spicy hop finish. Quite drinkable.
Beese (2570) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Union Tavern, London. Poured a clear, dark amber with a thin off white head. Alcohol on the aroma with sweet molasses and fruit cake. Thick, warming mouth feel. Flavours of spice, orange rind and dried fruit. Finishes with bitter resin, pine and cinnamon and wholemeal bread. Very nice, but XX Stout is still the best of the series.