Otterdance (34) - - 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 (635) - 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 (2957) - 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 (328) - 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 (1316) - 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 (1667) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - 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.
JohnRMurdoch (2247) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @ Troon Beer Festival. Almost black colour with a reasonable head. Roasted liquorice aroma. Smooth creamy liquorice flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Reasonable stout.
Bullit (3504) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cask @ 12th Ayrshire Real Ale Festival, Troon 2011. Dark brown - ruby red colour, beige head. Nose is deep roasted malts, coffee, bit of lemon and fres soap, citrus. Flavour is deep roasted malts, coffee, liquorice, little vanilla, hoppy, citrus. Packed with flavour at only 6.7%. This is a real gem that can challenge most imperial stouts in flavour, but definitely can top them in drinkability. Superb.
tombyars (1201) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - SEP 27, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
First tasted this at the Paisley Beer Festival. Handpull dispense. Ruby black in colour with an open thin white head which disappeared quickly. Beautiful intense aroma of syrupy raisins coffee and chocolate notes. Dark malt complex gives a huge sweet malt base with strong damson flavours. Slight prickle of hops in the aftertaste but sweetness prevails in the finish with black treacle. A cracking old ale this and highly recommended.
wheresthepath (1285) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
[Gravity cask at Chippenham Beer Festival] Brownish-black with a small off-white head. Smells of raspberry leaves and blackcurrant. Raspberry leaf continues into the flavour, with roasted malt, a bit of chocolate and some pepper in the finish. Very dry. Not convinced on this one.