cgarvieuk (10933) - Edinburgh, - NOV 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cask at the bow ... dark black .... thin tan head ... soft toffee chocolate nose ... soft sweet malts ... little blackcurrent ... quite a bitter charcoal linger
maeib (7542) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask conditioned handpump Salmon Leicester 29/11/12. A black beer with a tight whitish head. Coffee and some sour mash in the nose. Sour berry fruits with roasty malts and coffee in the mouth. The sourness is quite vinegary and therefore off-putting.
MalcolmTucker (512) - SCOTLAND - DEC 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Stockbridge Tap. Standard stout appearance. Inviting roasty aroma. Coffee, chocolate, plums and berries all present in the flavour. Nice smooth mouthfeel. Nicely balanced and drinkable stout.
leaparsons (7069) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, The Salmon, Leicester. Dark brown with a firm cream head. Aromas are blackberry with dark cherry and roast malts. Dark chocolate with floral notes and some plumminess. Flavours are sweet and sour berries with lemon and earthy notes. Underlying coffee and dark chocolate bitterness with yeast. There is a basic smoothness which may be the oatmeal. An interesting brew.
jamestulloch (476) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Roast malt and vanilla.
Appearance: Black body with a small tan head. Slight lacing.
Taste: Oats, roasted malt, vanilla and chocolate. Tangy citrus and a bitter finish.
Palate: Thin to medium body with a silky, oily mouthfeel. Very soft carbonation.
Overall: A tasty stout, but a bit on the thin side.
JorgeLee (709) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask in the Bow Bar, Edinburgh. Black, thick white head. Quite a smooth drinking stout, nice texture as often from the oats, quite restrained in terms of roasted or bitter flavours. Pleasant but not overly exciting.
JohnRMurdoch (2247) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ The Bon Accord. Very dark brown colour reasonable head. Blackcurrant aroma & flavour. Very smooth with sweet coffee aftertaste. A good stout.
mr_h (1436) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask by handpump at Bon Accord, Glasgow - very dark brown, medium tan head, roasted malt and chocolate aroma and flavour, sweet, easy to drink
yespr (25929) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From cask at Bon Accord. Poirs pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, breadish, light chocolate. Bitter, roasted and light chocolate. Lingering dark roasted malty and light chocolate.