BeardedAvenger (1116) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2017
Bottle at Star Inn, Guildford. 16/11/17. Vague cheep choc aroma. Darkest brown. Thick beige head. Light bitter with a hint of sourness and some underlying sweetness. Like the aroma, the taste is of cheep chocolate, with berries and cardboard. Thin bodied. Relatively light. Fizzy carbonation. Abrupt finish. Double stout? Not even single, more like fat free. Super bland and light weight. Kronhjort1996 (73) - Århus C, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2017
coffee, roasty, med en Hoppy karakter
black, clear, small tan head
Bitter, Dry from the hops, with freshness
medium body, creamy, lively, long finish, Muggus69 (2722) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - OCT 22, 2017
500mL bottle from Dan Murphys. Date stamp obscured...
So if this is a "double stout" why is it only 5.2% - what have they doubled!? Do they have a 2.6% stout out there somewhere!?
Anyhow, looks the part - near-opaque-near-black body, holds a dense tan head.
Aroma not overly roasty - more burnt crust, toasted nuts, dark toffee, licorice, cocoa - porter territory really.
Palate starts smooth, creamy, touch of acrid roast, but gives up half way though - sort of limp & insipid by the end.
Flavours are decent with cocoa, and nuts, and toffee - just not enough oomph - slight bitterness, drying finish.
Double stout = double the disappointment. BierBobCat (22) - - OCT 17, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2017 Source: Chilled bottle that happened to fall off a lorry and not break
Findings: a really pleasant stout!
A coffee coloured head - kinda like from doing the dishes. Vague subtle sweet choca-mocca aroma. A caramel - macaroon - coffee taste. Bitter hoppy after- taste with a hint of amaretti buiscuit. Great palate + finish !
Will I drink it again ? If the opportunity arises - yes !