hopscotch (11451) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2006
Bottle... Dark brown, almost black, ale with a small, creamy, light brown head. The aroma is of milk chocolate and alcohol. The flavor is decently balanced and chocolatey. Medium sweet, lightly bitter and boozy. Medium-bodied and a little silky with light carbonation. Finishes lightly tart, grassy and astringent. Thanks to DarkElf for the bottle! ManVsBeer (11190) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2012
Healthy tasting taste that feels nice to drink, but doesn’t have an overbearing taste. DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2006
Thanks to Matta for this one, which boosts both my Dark Side score and my Jamaica score, mon! The pour was deep brownish, with aromas of dark malt, chocoff, and slight vegetal notes. The palate was on the light side for a stout, but the 8% stayed fairly well hidden, and the taste, which was on the sweet chocolatey side, stayed consistent. pivnizub (10910) - Bochum, GERMANY - FEB 17, 2007
Bottle (300ml): Coffee-black coloured, small brownish head; sweet coffee, dark malt and roasted malt in the nose, hints of liquorice,too; not very dry bitter flavour, medium bodied; fruity and (port-)vinous finish with a lingerin (malty-)bitter aftertaste. A good and easy-drinking Stout........ leaparsons (10865) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2006
Bottle. Black with a small head. Aromas are roast coffee malts with liquorice hints, mollasses and alcohol. Flavours are roast coffee with toast, mellow berry fruitiness with brown sugar, mollasses and pepper. Quite a dry stout. Pretty decent.
DuffMan (10772) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 5, 2009
Sampled at the first annual Medicine Hat Beer Festival. Clear dark brown with amber highlights. Aroma is sweet caramel and chocolate with candy-like elements that bring to mind Tootsie Rolls. Lighter palate that is thin on burnt malt and dominated by syrupy sweetness, saved (somewhat) by a dry finish. Pretty average, but a very pleasant surprise to have found a foreign stout I hadn’t tasted at the Medicine Hat Beer Fest! MartinT (10155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 29, 2005
The Lure:blipp (9929) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Sweet molasses on morning toast are always fun. Alcohol with candy fumes are often intruging. A tease of dark chocolate without delivery is rarely satisfying.
A drop of caramel in the chocolate milk. Nutty sweetness remains low-profile, as roastiness gains from the svelte body. A good offering, but apparently tired and about to turn in early.
I am told that cocooning is gaining in popularity.
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Dark fruits, cane sugar, lightly roasted malts, and a hint of booze. A little thin of a mouthfeel. Not that bad. drowland (9184) - Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2010
5/11/10. 12oz bottle into a pint glass. The pour is black with reds when held to the light with a fizzy tan head that fades to nothing immediately, no lacing. The aroma is harsh alcohol with some dark fruits lingering in there - it smells almost like a cheap port or old chocolate wine. The taste is immediately metallic followed by sour roasted malts, chocolate, and old raisins. Not very good. maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2005
Bottled. A gorgeous aroma which is oily, tarry and full of lightly roasted malt. There is a sweet nail varnish type smell which is really appealing. The colour is obviously black and there starts off being a large tan coloured head, but that disappears all too quickly. The taste is full bodied, sweet roasted malts, alcohol, a bit of sweet chocolate and an oiliness. I’ve yet to have a ’Foreign Stout’ I’ve not enjoyed, and this one doesn’t buck that trend.