JackMandarin (299) - Aberdour, SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bottle Baron, Edin. Pours very dark brown. Lovely tan coloured, thick fluffy head. Herbal hop aromas kick things off which i didn’t see coming. Unexpected dankness and pine. Roastier notes come through. Some strongly-brewed coffee. Smooth vanilla. Toasted coconut. Some light tropical fruits in there too. Lovely full mouthfeel. Syrupy but not claggy. Light sweetness then heavier, darker notes come through. Mocha. Bitter espresso. A fairly punchy and peppery bitterness strikes a balance. Has length. More sweet vanilla smoothness towards the finish. Slightly dry. Minimum carbonation. A little too hoppy to be my perfect milk stout but it’s extremely enjoyable nonetheless!
gr_pa (522) - siemianowice, POLAND - JUL 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, great, long lasting brown head. Aroma: almost like barley wine; toast, cereal, caramel, chocolate. Heavy to medium sweetness, full body, medium to high bitterness. Two layers in flavour, first is malty sweetness nicely integrated with bit of lactose and some licorice, second layer is dark malts with quite sharp roastiness (although there’s nice hint of lactose at finish). Bit noticeable alcohol in taste. Dessert beer.
abirres (109) - Salamanca, SPAIN - JUL 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Negra, opaca, coronada por una espuma beige con buena retención.
En nariz; pino, café con leche, cacao, torrefacta. En boca; carbonatación media y cuerpo medio.
Sabor; bastante resinosa, quemada, solvente, final seco y con toques a café amargo. Descompensada. Aún así, un copazo recomendable.
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle. Pours black with a thick, resilient beige head. Aroma is chocolate, milk, coffee, cream. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, lactose, burnt caramel. Finish is coffee, hazelnut, wood, roast. Medium to full body, weak to average carbonation. Solid.
hawthorne00 (3718) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2016
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
7 is not a low alcohol percentage FFS. Bottle. Black with a tan head that collapses to a 1/2 cm. 3 More fudgy than roasty aroma with Indian sweet shop spices, some coffee, pine, vague citrus, pineapple.7+ Yes very silky. Nice smooth and sweet with mocha, vanilla, gentle roast, dark sugars, hints of tropical fruit. But pine and medicinal bitter flavours run over the top. Aftertaste of licorice and menthol. Not harmonious. Get the feeling these guys are being "clever" for its own sake.
Cokemonkey11 (713) - - JUN 29, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown bottle, 330ml. Pours dark dark brown with a perfect brown head subsiding slowly. Scent is sour yeast, caramel, brown sugar, and other complexities that I cannot name. Taste is super dense, super bitter roasted malt with flavors of coffee, toffee, whiskey, and hickory smoke. Mouthfeel is medium dense and with a nice warming feel. Great.
varanid99 (1127) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a thick, tan head. Floral hops, milk chocolate, roasty malt aromas. Taste is sweetish, dark chocolate, liquorice, and some hoppy bitterness, creamy mouthfeel, bitter milky coffee finish.
Bosbouw (2819) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2016 Mooie zwarte kleur met een volle bruine kraag. Ruikt fruitig, hop, crème, vanille. Smaakt vol crème, vanille, bitter. Fruitige bittere, zoetig, koffie afdronk.
heavy (2808) - Split, CROATIA - JUN 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mar. ’16. A 0.33 l bottle. It poured almost black body with cocoa brown head. Aroma of licorice, dark fruit, coffee, cocoa and some alcohol. Fine, smelled just like an IS. Lightly sweet, dark fruit, cocoa, touch of yogurt. There was also some very light hop bitterness. Medium in body with very smooth palate and long, rounded, finish, where herbal bitter was rounded and overwhelmed by pleasant chocolate malt. Sweet stouts can get really ugly but this was pleasant, not really sweet, just like a regular one. Nice.
gregwilsonstl (2308) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 28, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty hoppy for a sweet stout. Not sweet at all. More like a black ipa. Wtf, im udderly disappointed? Tasted at Wilsons cousins trip.