mabuzzer (305) - SCOTLAND - JUN 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Half at GRAF. Dark brown with a thin bubbly head. Very hoppy aroma, taste is liquorice, a little caramel and a lot of grapefruit.
SarkyNorthener (3069) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gravity cask@wirral beer festival, port sunlight. Black beer with mocha rim head. Aroma of roasted malts. Taste is dark malts, dark fruit, treacle, alcohol and chocolate. Good stuff.
47574xeCD (660) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Victoria, Rugby 14/10/14, Black, Tan head, dark mysterious, malty, biscuits and very drinkable!
ManVsBeer (5968) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Old Gate, Hebden Bridge. Practically black with a small creamy off-white head. Strong and not as stout-like as you might want it to be with a small roasted nose, but a more hoppy taste with a berry sweetness in its aroma and taste.
jmgreenuk (5840) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - AUG 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Post Office Valults, Birmingham. Poured a clear dark brown with a round bubbly off white head. The aroma is big liqourice malt. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a rich malt, molasses light red berry fruit, light alcohol palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
planky84 (2518) - , 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 (1461) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, 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 (1694) - 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 (1835) - 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 (164) - 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.