Idiosynkrasie (4457) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Clear dark brown colour with small to average, creamy, lasting, lacing, tan head. Dark malty, minimally grainy aroma with notes of chocolate and roast, hoppy overtones. Taste is dry, roasty dark malty with subtle, minimally sweet chocolately undertones; minimally floral hoppy overtones in the finish.
jamesie1857 (1536) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle - thin tan head on a deep black body, very delicate aroma for a stout, nice rich taste with smoky aftertaste. Not bad.
superflyguy (429) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
good looking. deep ruby/brown. tight tan head.
strong ahcohol note. almost too much.
chocolate and roasted flavours. sweetish.
light body, fairly easy drinking.
cask. swan on the stray. harrogate.
jfb (4345) - Freising, GERMANY - JUN 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draught) pours a darkest brown colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of toasted malts and charcoal, caramel, grassy hops, light dark chocolate and grain. flavour is toasted malts and dark chocolate, very dry and chewy, with a hint of alcohol and a pronounced roasted-bitter finish.medium-bodied with average carbonation.
BlackHaddock (4435) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dec 2009: Brown 500ml, bottle conditioned, poured into a vase shaped pint glass.
You aren’t going to get a much darker beer than this, a true stout, Imperial or otherwise, jet black colour, with a tight tan coloured head on top.
Liquorice hits your nose straight away, dark chocolate malts can also be found if you sniff well enough.
Malty, hoppy and all mixed in with the overiding flavour of liquorice roots. Chocolate and coffee feel in there too.
Full bodied and almost creamy and rich, but no quiet that opulent or delicious in its intensity.
Easy to drink and a nice nightcap sort of drink, wouldn’t want a gallon, but a pint was just Dandy.
dogbomb (997) - ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep dark brown with a very slight ruby haze. Rich tan head. Smells of milk chocolate, caramel, coffee and a slight whisky. Licorice, malt chocolate, some plum, herby spiciness, sherbert in the mouth. The finish is quite heady with a slight alcohol burn and a bitter kick. Dry, lastin, and a hint of banana.
McNeillR (1567) - SCOTLAND - MAR 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fairly lax stout notes, a respectable off white head. Loose cheap toffee initial palate punctuated by crisp bag crumbs of spices, with a clean stout linger. Nothing terribly standout, apart from the name. (Cask, Cloisters, Edinburgh)
Simonplea (10) - Sawtry, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a really nice dark stout with a nutty nose and taste and an after taste that lingers, I would get this again and again
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tjthresh (1866) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. Black with some thin brown foam. Dark chocolate nose with some heavy roasted character. More dark chocolate and cherry flavors. On the easy drinking body with a dry finish.
jackl (5343) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2012 Light roasted flavors. Some cherry, chocolate. The taste is moderately sweet. dry hoppy finish. Some hints of raspberry and vanilla flavoring. Light coffee. Medium body, little carbonation. Overall, a pretty nice stout.