ManVsBeer (6461) - 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 (877) - 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 (1507) - 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 Broughtonís Oatmeal Stout from long ago. Highly recommended.
mr_h (4020) - 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 (1694) - 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 (1837) - 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.
Theydon_Bois (14286) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham Green - 19/05/12.
Fairly solid black with a tan head.
Roasted malts on the nose with chocolate as a back drop, pinch of coffee bringing up the rear.
Roasted flavour but also sweetish with chocolate. Well balanced.
Medium body, decent job.
culchiem (3148) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask in Ship & Mitre Liverpool. Black with a thin tan head. Aroma is sweet burnt malt. Flavour is dry roast with a very dry finish
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A - roasted coffee and chocolate
A - dark with thick head
T - light sweet with roasted bitter
P - full
O - incomplete