Theydon_Bois (11420) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Merchants Inn Beer Festival, Rugby - 31/10/12.
Mid black, dark mahogony brown in the light, with a thin coffee head.
Roast malt nose with a good dose of molasses and liqourice.
Taste follows nose with light booze, chocolate, treacle toffee and dark malts.
Medium body with fine carbonation, smooth leading to a dry finish.
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drunk at Birmingham Beer Festival. Imperial stout at 6%, think again Acorn. I like Acorns. Life is a journey with many new beginnings.
jmgreenuk (5390) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 21, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Kelham Island tavern, Sheffield. Malty aroma with a very bitter liqourice taste. In fact it's very bitter for a porter. That bitterness heads straight to the palate and I can't even begin to describe the aftertaste . The alcohol isn't overpowering either. A nice porter, but not really for a session.
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Idiosynkrasie (4533) - 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 (1548) - 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 (4358) - 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 (4510) - 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 (1001) - 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 (1576) - 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)