planky84 (1866) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at NWAF, Derby, 2014. Mahogany coloured pour with a beige head. Blackberry jam and forest fruit aroma. Licorice toffee, dark fruit and chocolate flavour. Malt laden mouthfeel. Quite nice.
jjsint (427) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Pig n Falcon, St Neots. Pours black with a wonderful little head. Faint but enticing aroma of grassy hop. Taste is surprisingly hoppy and bittersweet. Tastes a bit like a stout & a bit like a black IPA! Wicked! Sweet fruity finish and aftertaste is incredible.
jamesie1857 (1187) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On gravity from Oktoberfest @ Hull University - not the most appealing look, dull black with a little beige froth, but being a gravity pour I’ll forgive that. Lots of rich liquorice and coffee in the nose, with an oily mouthfeel, and a rich bitter fruity finish. I like this a lot and would probably rate higher if it had the luxury of a cask pull
niquillis (783) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask at The Congress, Longton. Pours black with tan head. Usual stout flavours and a massive hop hit. Bloody marvellous.
Otterdance (156) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ruby black with a bubbly head. Smells of leather upholstery and burnt toast. Tastes like old fruitcake, with a bit of dark chocolate.
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Hawne Tavern,Halesowen,13th January.Deep dark brown pour with a good sized lasting tan head.Roasted malt,toffee and coffee aromas.Dark malt,coffee and a little chocolate flavour making a sweetish brew with a bitterish aftertaste.Nice drink.
Theydon_Bois (6519) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Cloisters, Edinburgh - 08/12/12.
Opaque dark chestnut brown with a medium sized tan thad that retains very well.
Nose is dark malts, light toffee, touch of coffee.
Taste comprises dark malts, a little wood, touch of spice, toffee.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, some bitterness in the dry finish.
zimbo (467) - SCOTLAND - DEC 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice light glossy magolIa head. Deep brown colour right to the bottom of the glass where it sparkles. Very smooth deep with a dark chocolate edge. Now bad.
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - DEC 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Cloisters. Surprisingly light brown-black, creamy off-white head. Creamy roast, soft dark chocolate, big liquorice nose. Slight sweet front, roasty malts, definite fruity raisin thing going on, more liquorice, warm rich fruitcake, light alcohol and moderate roasty linger. Good, good stuff.
markas101 (1779) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask, The Interval Cafe, Sheffield. Deep brown but not quite black. Burnt chocolate, coffee and prune aroma. Slick texture, oily with an underlying brightness from the hops. Sweet, but not overwhelming. Liquorice and walnut come out on the long alcohol infused finish.