Gurthnar (6197) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 12, 2017 Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, - NOV 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I made this assessment based upon a measure poured off tap from Cassel’s. I waited for it to warm up from the over-cold gas pour and saw that it was black with ruby notes in the dimple of the glass. Aromas came forth of raisin and plum sauce, inedible cherry but still it was too cold. I tasted (said Hemmingway), it was cold and it was like Renaissance Elemental Porter, a beer I LOVE. It had the berry and plum with touches of coffee, red plums and coffee. An understated stout but immediately drinkable until you get to the point where you can’t drive, can’t speak properly and can’t engage third gear on your legs. My best advice is to lower the alcohol. Please?
Bottle at a tasting. Quite overcarbonated, but otherwise a fine stout, even though not the most soft nor compex nor delicious one. Classic roast character is present, with no considerable off notes. Medium-low body, very light roast-derived astringency. Good one. Cuso (8935) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 12, 2017
Bottle from Martin, many thanks. Strong aroma of ocoffee, chocolate. Taste, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, licorice. Long coffee bitter finish. Good. DeliriumT (542) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 23, 2017
Pours black with tan head. First impression from the aroma is smoke. The smoke gives way to chocolate and coffee flavours. The taste is slightly more bitter than ideal.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Maris (1585) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2017
From a 330ml bottle on 22/1/2017 (shared with Butz). Pours close to black with a small head. The nose is mild, sweet chocolate with a hint of roasted malt. Tatse wise, there’s ore chocolate (dark), a bit of dark. tangy fruit, and a firm roasty bitterness. Fullish body with moderate to average carbonation. A very enjoyable, tasty stout. Sevenlee (1846) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2016
Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is toasted malty and caramelish. Toasted malty and caramelish. Toasted malty into the finish. Smooth roasted and metallic to smoked malty. Bitter and dry roasted finish.
metalspice (1083) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - DEC 10, 2016
Helt svart med masse beige skum. Lukter kaffe og mørke bær. Bitter kaffe, sjokolade og høy i smaken. Tørr bitterhet og alt for mye kullsyre i munnfølelsen. Hadde håpet på mer. explosivedog (1612) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 26, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2016 On tap at the cellar door. Plenty of coffee, chocolate, plum, charcoal. Nice stout. rodbod (435) - Motherwell, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2016
Can courtesy of Jo Schmo. Pours just like Guiness - black, with a big persistent creamy/tan head. Nose is dry, bitter, roasty malt, quite intense. Taste is dry, medium bodied, bitter, roasty, and gets a wee bit creamy in the finish. Palate is nigh perfect. Great carbonation. A proper dry stout. Sarpa (1649) - FINLAND - NOV 11, 2016
Bottle 65cl @ Konttori. Pours black with a beige head. Ash, coffee, rubber in the aroma. High CO2. Malty, roasted, fruits, spices in the flavor. olio (10547) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 11, 2016
65 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Konttori.
Pours black color with a large beige head. Aroma is ashy and dry malty, cocoa and coffee notes. Flavor is chocolate and rye, dark roasted malts, coffee bitterness, cocoa. Fluffy palate, dry finish. Good.