Eructoblaster (3023) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Mondial de la Bière (Montréal). Dark brown body woth low carbonation and a decent off-white frothy head. Good malty/hoppy aroma with plummy and oaky hints. Rich malty/hoppy taste with vineous notes. Ends with a robust bittersweet finish. Well done.
tlind2 (1132) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Real ale version @ Gallows Bird, Espoo. Deep brown color, no head. Coffee aroma. Dry roasted flavor. Full body, very low carbonation. A pretty straight-forward IS.
RichardW (1517) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. Faintly burnt aroma, but not unpleasantly so. Touch of caramel in the taste, plenty of dark chocolate and raisins, this is a really great stout, with a fine balance of roasty malt and spicy hops. The strength is subtle, yet still warming, ripe fruit comes in midway. Good bitterness in the finish. Excellent.
dynamiteninja (1511) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Criterion, Leicester. Past its best, as most beers at Criterion seem to be. Medium tan head, black body. Coffee, roastiness,grass, smokiness, fruitiness, spice. Bittersweet. Warming, sweet finish.
Erasmus_ro (1374) - Alabama, USA - FEB 25, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
250ml cask. Pours almost black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts with some coffee and liquorice. Taste is roasted malts with coffee. Palate is surprisingly light for this style.
wyzzywyz22 (1961) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, The Dispensary, Liverpool. Pretty much jet black with a thinnish lingering tan head and some lace. Aroma revealed roasted malt, coffee and car tyre, whilst the flavour continued along similar lines with further well proportioned notes of dark fruits and chocolate. Quite full, with good balance. Creeping bitterness in the finish. Tasty stuff, and plenty of appeal here. Budmo!! (that’s ukrainian for cheers btw)
mjs (4604) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 30, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Cask at Gallows Real Ale Festival 2011) The beer poured very dark brown and clear. Head was small and light brown. The first smell to hit my nose was cow house. After that arrived coffee and roastedness. Palate was medium bodied and dry. Flavours were burntness, ash, roastedness and bitterness. Aftertaste was burnt. Way too burnt and quite unpleasant first sniff.
rosenbergh (6838) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Gallows Bird, Espoo, Finland. XIV Real Ale Festival.
Black colour with tiny frothy tan head.
Coffee and liquorice in sweetish aroma.
Strong bitter hops and coffee in flavour.
Too much coffee for me.
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dry slightly coffeish nose. Pale beige head. Dry coffeish bitter taste. Dark black reddish colour. At the end hoppy bitterness.
Rune (8065) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good looking with a beige-brownish head to a ruby-dark body. Aroma of roasted, semi-sweet malts. Roasted malts in flavour with vanilla sweetness, offset by dry and dark hops. Pleasing on the swallow. Hand pulled cask ale at the 36th Steel City Beer Festival in Sheffield 2 Oct 10.