downender (6565) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask-conditioned at the Minehead Beer Festival, 8/09/2012. Near black with a slight, tan head. Aroma of tart, dark fruits, decent roasted malts and a hint of milk chocolate. Full flavoured, with some prominent and tangy fruits, cereal malts and dryish finish. Very good.
kermis (5871) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at THT July thanks to Scott. Pours almost black with a small beige head. Aroma of malt, toffee, coffee and chocolate. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (5821) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
sample at Dean’s Monthly Den Haag tasting.
Very thin tan head. Clear black pour. Nice coffee aroma. Nice smooth stout.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@ Thompson bar (?). Dark brown-black with ruby tint and nice lacing. Nice fruity aroma has dried cherries and chocolate, with some red licorice but no roast. Soft palate. Some acidity in the finish, closes a bit thin. The tartness of sour cherries and sour plum is interesting.
jmgreenuk (5136) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the Deanso’s monthly RB tasting, July 2013. Poured a dark mahogany colour with a thin off-white head. The aroma is rich roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. The flavour is medium bitter, watery with a little liquorice and cough medicine in the palate. Tastes a little alcoholic too which is surprising given the ABV.
Stuu666 (4063) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at SRAF 2012. Pours dark brown, nose is roast malts, chocolate, taste is similar, toffee.
sic1314 (3880) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a dark reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma of coffee and dark chocolate. Medium body, a bit heavier than the ABV, flavour as the aroma if less intense with some liquorice.
JohnRMurdoch (3455) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @ Clockwork Beer Co. Almost black colour, big foamy head. Mild milky malt aroma. Herby treacle malt flavour. Smooth & creamy with sour aftertaste. Not really my sort of beer.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at the Scottish Real Ale Festival, 2012. Pours a very dark brown colour with a fair tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasty malt, caramel and alcohol. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. A lovely dry finish.
stravale (2315) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - SEP 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ Diggers, Edinburgh - aitken fount
Black, tight dense rich tan head, good lacing,
Aroma - roasted malts, deep dark malts, light espresso, soft chocolate
Taste - smooth roasted malts, soft rich dark malts, touch of mocha coffee, touch of liquorice, some dark fruity malts , quite complex, oh this is nice, good flavour for the abv
Palate - medium quite rich body for the abv, smooth soft dark malts, bit sticky, smooth deep malts, nice soft roast. Finish - soft roasted malts with light toffee and chocolate and rich dark malts
Overall - This is a really well made stout, I think it’s one of the best in Scotland