Theydon_Bois (6347) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle on the train to Edinburgh (from Bitter Virtue) 08/12/12.
Mid black with a big dirty coffee head that thins but retains well.
Nose is roast malts, dark toffee, touch of booze, molasses, dark fruits, wood, port.
Tastes comprises roast malt, some hop presence, barley, touch of smoke, berry fruits, light mineral tones.
Medium bodied with bite, soft carbonation, bitter roast in the dry finish.
Really good drop!
Dommod2011 (698) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I found out how Waitrose deal with projectile vomiting this evening. Very impressive, they masked their fear of Norovirus very well. I felt very sorry for them. I think my little one just had too much to eat at her Christmas party. Picked up a Kipling but couldn’t find any port at a good price. Good job there’s port in this then. Under strict orders not to eat the cheese though. Wonder if this is the first review to mention Norovirus?
johndoughty (3692) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with a small head. Port flavours are present give a wine like flavour. Nothing outstanding but still worth trying.
jmgreenuk (3209) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Stirchley Wines and Spitoons. Dark mahogany pour with a thin tan head. Big malty liquorice aroma with liquorice notes leading to a big malty bitter liquorice flavour. A very flavourful ale.
kermis (4187) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared from John. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of toasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (4473) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle courtesy of and shared with JMGreenUK.
Reasonable creamy tan head. Clear black pour. A nice smooth stout.
suprchunk (1926) - Crestview, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour. Big tan head that slowly falls, leaving a ton of lacing. Big bubbly, creamy head. Roasted grains and some fruitiness at the front of the nose. Some malt and chocolate at the back. Bitter up front, followed by a nice chocolate malt flavor. Some of the fruity notes carry over into the taste. Nice sweet finish with some black coffee bitterness in the back. Nice beer.
Pudding (158) - Birmingham, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle cotteridge Wines B30. A pleasant stout with a lingering roast finish.
BenH (1917) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Near black with a tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and burnt toast. Similar flavours, very well balanced. Decent body with a creamy texture. Very nice
cgarvieuk (12765) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at home ... oh looks perfect ... deep black ... nice solid tan brown head ... soft mellow toffee chocolate roast nose... soft chocolate ... ligth toffeee ...little charcoal coffee ... quite mellow but a bit thin, give then another 2% abv and it would be stunning as is nice but a little lack luster