gunnar (4718) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Ales by Mail. Pours black with a big creamy tanned head. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla and coffee. Smooth & creamy mouthfeel. Taste is a good mix of coffee and chocolate, delicious balanced, lingering roasty aftertaste. Very good.
Garrold (576) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bier Huis, Ossett. Mahogany colour. Thin, coffee coloured head. Aroma is Pontefract cakes, ripe vine fruit. Roast coffee beans, caramel and a hint of vanilla. Just enough chew to the body. Long dry, but fruity finish. Lovely beer.
tommann (2424) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Pours jet black with a small head. Aroma is strong bitter coffee. Taste is mostly milky coffee with some fruity malt on the finish.
Beese (927) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at The Lady Grey, Newcastle on 26 July 2013.
Poured a dark brown, pretty much oily black with a dense light brown head. Aromas of dark chocolate, coffee and brown sugars. Big roasted malt flavours with prunes and fruit cake. Ends with a mix of some sweet vanilla and bitter coffee.
caesar (4599) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ craft beer co clerkenwell, small sample. Dark color, short head. Aroma of roasted malts, hint of coffee, chocolate. Medium bitter, quite malty. Good balance, good stuff.
MalcolmTucker (636) - SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Bat. Rich chocolate, roast and hop aroma. Flavour of strong espresso, brown sugar with a hint of dark fruit.
mr_h (2312) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask by handpump at Bon Accord, Glasgow - very dark brown near black, good bubbly tan head, aroma of after eight mints, bit of lacing, strong, sweet, coffee, vanilla, roasted malty, nicely balanced
tiong (2922) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Ales by Mail
Pours pitch black with a small head. Aroma of coffee, cocoa, roasted malts, hints of chocolate and vanilla. Taste is smooth, slightly fruity with loads of coffee, some roastiness, hints of chocolate and vanilla. Finish is oily, slightly roasty with notes of coffee and dark fruits. Quite balanced and tasty coffee stout.
olio (5123) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle.
Pours black color with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, cocoa, some roasted malts, faint coffee notes, hops and subtle wooden notes. Flavor of roasted malts, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, mild hop notes, wood and faint vanilla. Some malty harshness on the palate, smooth finish though, a bit dry too. Very nice.
Theydon_Bois (6370) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Craft Beer Clerko’s 2nd birthday bash, thanks to Leighton for splitting this, 29/06/13.
Black with a thin tan head that dissipates edgeward.
Nose is roast malt, sugars, light coffee.
Taste comprises a good shot of espresso, dark malts, light cocoa, brown sugar, hoppy backnotes.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation, charred roasty finish.