bhensonb (14868) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 20, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Opened with a bubbly squeal of widget. Poured creamy brown/tan. Fine beige head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. It is a bit watery. The flavor is light roasted malt. There is a bit of bitter. The Bud of Ireland. Damn, but I wish the Bud of America was 1% this flavorful. Good to drink. Something of a session stout!
gunnfryd (14641) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Black colour with a beige creamy head. Aroma is roasted coffee. Flavour is roasted coffee,malt.
imdownthepub (14207) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Keg, Pasteurised. We all know what it loos like but the flavour has definitely become thinner over the years. There is still the dry, coffee like almost powdery mouthfeel. There is a treacely finish, but ultimate experience, I think not!
Tmoney99 (14186) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
BOTTLE. POURED A DARK COLOR WITH DARK LARGE HEAD. LOVE TO WATCH THE CASCADE. MEDIUM AROMA. FLAVOR WAS COMPLEX COMBINATION OF MALT, BARLEY AND SWEET FINISH. MORE FINISH AS IT WARMED.
argo0 (14010) - Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good beer, even better in a half & half. The legendary head is a delight to behold atop the smooth blackness below. Mild aroma belies the bitterness, though it isnít as rounded as it should be.
Scopey (14006) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This rate has been some time in the making. Consumed plenty of times is plenty of places in the past. This particular review is keg at The Swan, Bayswater. It pours darkest brown / near black with a thick, creamy beige head fir which its famed. The nose is always a challenge due to the denseness of the head..... sort of creamy, toasty, smooth roast, coffee grounds, light cocoa and liquorice. The taste is smooth bitterness, toasty, earthy roast, charred stuff, some acidity, coffee grounds, cocoa, pepper, light burnt notes, soil and sort of watery aspect with a short, dry finish. Medium body and moderate, velvety carbonation. The taste and aroma arenít exactly game-changing. The body is pretty good considering. A safe option in a shit pub and a decent chaser for a whisky pretty much sums it up.
DSG (13906) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 17, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2009 Re-rate 3/19/09: Draught at Israel Beer Breweries (Guinness importers) in Ashkelon. Black with a creamy light-brown head. Roasty aroma with a bit of coffee. Sweetish flavor with coffee and milk-chocolate and some roasty bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel iz quite watery. Not bad. 6/4/6/3/12=3.1
Draught at Bleecker Tzafon. Black beer with a creamy light brown head. Aroma is quite weak and has some roastiness and notes of coffee. Flavor is some sweet malt, some roastiness and a bit of bitterness (and a slight acidic touch). Finish is rather bitter. Watery palate. Not a really bad beer, but nothing good to say about other than good looks. I donít like it. 5/4/5/2/10=2.6
HenrikSoegaard (13803) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. 4.2 ABV. Creamy off-white fully lasting head. Malty average aroma, very thin flavor, short finish. Red-brown colour. Not a good beer!!!!!!!
Borup (13549) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Black colour with a huge brown head. Aroma and flavour of coffee, chocolate and roasted malt.
Lubiere (13520) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A dark clear brown stout with a creamy nitro light moka head. A light chocolate malt aroma, coming more clearly as beer warms up (served way too cold). In mouth, a nice peaty malt, roasted notes, especially when imbibing the foam. Lighter bodied, but overall, much superior to what we get in Canada. On tap at O’Neill’s, terminal 3, Heathrow. Mid Nov. 2006.