Good looker, with a jet black body and nicely formed, frothy head and some lacing. Good nose, with some burnt chocolate overtones. All very promising, but the taste and mouthfeel (especially the mouthfeel) were big letdowns.
Much too thin and lacklustre for a stout, and the combination of the lack of body and some nasty prickly carbonation really made a mess of this brew.
The carbonation was particularly annoying giving the beer the feel of a fizzy lager rather than a smooth stout. Regardless of the type of stout I’m drinking, I’m looking for that “nitro” smooth feel – this gave exactly the opposite with noisy, bubbles of gas in every mouthful. Not to my liking at all.