sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a nice dark black with a thick white head. Aroma of roast malt with coffee and a little chocolate. Flavour is similar with the roast dominating over the aftertaste.
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Post-festival half from the stillage at The Sally, Nottingham, 12/10/12. Near black with a beige bubbled halo. Mellow-roasted black cherry aroma; bitter roasted taste with black forest and apple hints.
SarkyNorthener (4128) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask@moonunderthewater, Wolverhampton (JDW). Black with large beige head. Taste of Coffee and hints of chocolate. Aroma of roasted malts. Medium bodied, may be improved if it was more creamy. Better than Guinness.
ManVsBeer (8765) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rich sweet smelling stout that gives the impression it is stronger than it is.
geeejayell (26) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Classic looking stout, with roast, coffee, chocolate and a dry finish, little hoppy very drinkable.
MalcolmTucker (924) - SCOTLAND - OCT 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Alexander Graham Bell (JDW). A good looking stout with a toffee and chocolate aroma. Flavour has toffee, roast, and chocolate leading to a long dry finsh. Medium body.
tombyars (1595) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) in October 2012. Cask, handpump dispense. Dull black in colour with a thick creamy off white head. Strong roast malt and burnt toast present in the short aroma. Creamy mouthfeel and good lacing throughout. Dark malts give a rich base of black treacle sponge, black coffee, bitter plain chocolate and a hint of root liquorice. Dusty hop resins present in the short bitter aftertaste with barley grain present. Long malty finish with dry almond notes evident in the mouth. This is a superb session stout and reminded me of Broughton’s Oatmeal Stout from long ago. Highly recommended.
mr_h (4786) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask by handpump at West Kirk, Ayr - very dark brown, medium tan head, aroma of sweet roasted malt and toffee, flavour of toffee / caramel / chocolate, medium body, dry finish
dynamiteninja (1827) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. The Postern Gate (JDW), York. Medium tan head with good retention. Reddish dark brown body, almost black. Roastiness, caramel, toffee, red fruit, hints of chocolate, some spice. Bitter, with just a hint of sweetness. Dry finish. Soft mouthfeel and creamy.
sm89walt (1972) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask - The Glass House (JDW), Norwich. Poured a near opaque brown with a dense, thick & creamy lasting, lacing beige to light tan head. Good coffee, dark fruits, tobacco & roasted malt aromas. Dry & bitter chocolate, roasted malt, coffee flavours with some tangy dark fruits beneath a light toffee & vanilla sweet overtone. Light to medium body, subtly carbonated with a lingering dry malt bitter finish.