Towey1989 (1666) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Brewery Tap Ale House, Chester. A deep brown to black colour with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, a little soy sauce and tobacco. Taste of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, liquorice, smoke and some plum flavours. Full bodied and soft carbonation. A good roasted bitterness in the finish. A decent example of a strong stout, nice roasted, chocolate flavours, a nice pint.
AshtonMcCobb (5049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask @ Cloisters.
Appearance - close to opaque black with a decent tan head.
Nose - roast and smoke. Maybe charcoal.
Taste - more of the charcoal and some chocolate in there though there is a slight astringency on the finish.
Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly nice dry finish, though as I mention slightly too astringent to go looking for a second.
Overall - decent stout.
allmyvinyl (9255) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at cloisters. Pours black, thin tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, light burnt note. Taste has light astringency, liquorice. Decent balance on the finish.
Beese (2561) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask gravity at the Watford Beer Festival 2012. Poured black, with a halo of tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, molasses and dark fruit. Dark chocolate in the flavour, with coffee and fruitcake. Full mouth feel. Finish was very nicely balanced bitter burnt malt, some hop and sweet fruits.
thebeertourist (5178) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Euston Tap. Dark brown, small head. Roasted malts and licorice, especially in the mouth. Quite nice, semi-dry.
Stuu666 (9989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Staggs. Pours black, nose is burnt chocolate, roast malts, taste is dry, light smoke, chocolate, coffee.
SarkyNorthener (3931) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask@kelham island, sheffield. Black beer with small residual head. Aroma of roasted malts and ash. Taste is roasted malts and a little chocolate. Ok beer.
RichTheVillan (6291) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Kelham Island; pitch black pour with a thin light tan head, dark fruit and chocolate aroma, taste had roast malt, coffee, liquorice, quit thin for an impy.
s_hartshorne (2582) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2015 Re rate previously 3.4. Cask time piece dewsbury. Black good thick beige head. Aroma is coffee fruits. Taste is same some choc smoke good roasted dark malts long bitter finish. Nice smooth body. Yes don’t know what I was thinking before although I do remember it was a long session!!
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the NWAF 2012, Manchester. Almost black, thinish pale tan head. Aroma is quite sweet, licorice, some fruit. Flavour is decent, just didn’t wow me over all. It was up against some stiff competition from a heavy stout binge at the time.