JK (6254) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2016 REDDOGICE (243) - nantucket, Massachusetts, USA - APR 1, 2009
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
While not the best stout, this certainly ranks up there with the better ones. I smelled a hint of cocoa powder, and a dark chocolate bar. Personally, I would recommend this to anyone who is looking to enter the world of stouts.
Black aroma has lots of malt. In the flavor I get Killed in the flavor. A little sweet. Moderate carbonation enjoyable. thomashall (999) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle shared by JK, thanks John! Dark brown pour. Sweet aroma, like butterscotch. Taste follows, pretty tasty. BVery (11241) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle shared by John - thanks! Dark pour. Some butterscotch sweetness on the nose. A dry roast taste. Solid. Manslow (1818) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 19, 2015
Butelka wypita na Jamajce w 2009r. Kolor ciemny, mocny, piana mocna, długotrwała. Aromaty karmelu i kawy. Smak słodki, mała goryczka. Bardzo pijalny stout.
superspak (5891) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2014
12 ounce bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours pitch black color with a small dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, brown sugar, toast, dark bread, raisin, plum, light tobacco, light char, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and light-moderate dark fruit notes; with good strength. Taste of big milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, brown sugar, toast, dark bread, raisin, plum, light char, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, brown sugar, toast, dark bread, raisin, plum, light char, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and complexity of dark/roasted malt and light-moderate dark fruit flavors; with a good roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Foreign stout style. All around good balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/roasted malt and light-moderate dark fruit flavors; and very smooth to sip on even with the low carbonation. A very enjoyable offering.
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle at home with fish tacos. Good choice for both. Pours dark brown to black with a thin tan head. Aroma is roast some coffee and some dark fruit. Flavor follows and is sweet with a bit too much bitterness overall good beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone unclemike (3170) - Junction City Kansas, Kansas, USA - AUG 15, 2014
roasted malty nose of chocolate and coffe black colored with a lasting brown head taste is sweet with some bitterness. Bit dry and a bit thin. hint of chocolate malts decent beer. zvikar (6349) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 15, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Dancing Camel Pub, Florentine. Thanks Tom L. Pours black with a small beige head, aroma of brandy, scotch, chocolate, wood and honey, flavor of chocolate, scotch, wood, honey and alcohol, medium bodied kerenmk (5050) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 17, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Dancing Camel Pub, Florentine. Thanks Tom L. Black. Vinous, berry, ink with hints of chocolate. Sweetish - a little cherry and chocolate taste. Light body and sugary. tomer (3710) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAR 6, 2014
at a tasting, thanks Tom, dark brown colour, aroma of soggy paper,dark caramel ,dark chocolate and stale grain, flavour of chocolate with something metallic and a hint of dried fruits, quite dry but with a light sweetness. Fair and drinkable.