KansaiBeerLvrs (5090) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 12, 2015
Steelhead Extra Stout 6.5%
Pouring an inky black with a ruddy tan head in my tumbler that vanished in a blink. The nose is big dark bitter chocolate, berries, savoury umami, roasty & approachable. The flavor is chocolate, cacao, 70% bitter chocolate, berry & roastiness. Nice.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Nekronos (4175) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 6, 2015
Very good and not so dry. But neither coffee alike nor sweet. It was a fine porter to enjoy there. ALLOVATE (3003) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2015
At cellar temperature and into a snifter. Cola brown and deepest ruby in the shallows with a shimmering radiance when held to the lights. Tight, tan fold holds but is short and manages only a thin lace. A lot of Vegemite and Marmite on the nose, very yeasty with a lot of umami playing into character as its enticingly sweet but doused in meaty notes. Light aniseed, but musters well and adds depth. Beautifully rich on the tongue. Well rounded, silky smooth and lengthy. So much chocolate in all its guises. Moderate, bitter sweet chocolate swallow is flawless and tannin free. Creamy, oh so moorish. Earthy, mocha with an ensuing nuttiness. This is just good drinking stout. Loved every sip! (12fl.Oz, no date stamp, Int’l Beer Shop, Leederville) JStax (6347) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2015
12 ounce bottle poired into a pint glass. The beer is a dark brown to black with a khaki head of foam. The aroma has strong anise character and dark chocolate. Mostly a bitter stout, but there is a subtle sweetness lingering in the background. Medium body and medium carbonation. mauroruellas (792) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUL 11, 2015
No copo um belo visual,apresentando líquido negro,opaco,espuma marrom cremosa mediana deixando um "lacing" até o final;na boca um aroma delicioso,aparecendo malte torrado,caramelo,cinzas,chocolate amargo,baunilha,frutas escuras e notas cítricas;na boca um sabor suave,aveludado com todas as características presentes no sabor,e com bom equilíbrio entre o amargor da torrefação e dos lúpulos e o adocicado do malte,no palato uma relativa complexidade,corpo mediano e boa carbonatação.
Hop_Hedonist (587) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2015
Excellent toasty roasty malts - to nitpick, not quite the intensity of aroma and flavour of some others but hey, this is gooood. Dervock (1321) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle - pours black with a deep tan head.roast malt, chocolate, something rummy and chocolate cherry. Dry roast malt with a hint of hops upfront then a dry roast finish. Palate is quite lively. TedE (1299) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2015
12 fl oz bottle into glass. Delicate milk chocolate nose. Totally opaque black beer with thin tan head. Taste is fruity, fizzy chocolate. Slight bitterness in the finish. Good nightcap. geologyguy (1583) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Heavy coffee smell, very dark, taste is the same, one dimensional, all coffee and nothing else, smoothes out with time. maekchu (3847) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle from Sake Taniguchi (World Beer Market). Deep, thick dark chocolate nose, with dark roastiness, vanilla, sweet and a bit ashy. Dark brown, creamy head, good lace. Medium coffee initial, a light meaty note in mid, generous chocolate, and even a little touch of acidity in finish. Medium-heavy body. Seriously enjoyable aroma, some umami notes. Flavors are intense, and sort of all over the place. Still, very delicious stuff.