culchiem (3473) - 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
stravale (2723) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2012 2nd rate - Cask @ JDW Inverness
Black, ruby edges, bubbly tan head, bit of lacing
Aroma - roast malts, dark malts, soft aroma 7 -> 6
Taste - bitter roasted malts, dark quite sweet caramel malts, touch of dark fruits, soft dark roast coffee, good 6 -> 7
Palate - soft carb, thinnish body, bittersweet palate - little oily but bit watery texture. Finish - quite bitter roast, coffee, fairly long lingering finish
Overall - thinnier body than normal for a stout - but this beer had a good flavour 12 -> 14 3.1 -> 3.3
Cask @ Bow Bar, Edinburgh. 021011 7/3/6/3/12
Black, thin ruby edges, thin dark tan head, good lacing.
Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate.
Taste of roasted malts...espresso...burnt notes....a bit harsh.
Palate - Dry...roasted malts...burnt crust...body a bit thin...soft carb....finish has lingering burnt bitterness.
It’s OK - bit thin and over dry for me.
anders37 (22676) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ the Harp, Covent Garden WC2. Pours a nearly black color with ruby hints and a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocoalte and caramel aroma. Roasted malty caramel flavor with sweetish chocolate hints. Has a roasted malty caramel and chocoalte finish.
ekstedt (6489) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at GBBF 2011. Black, tiny beige head. Soft roasted coffee and chocolate aromas, some red berries and well. Well balanced.
planky84 (2860) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at GBBF, 2011. Black pour with a light tan head. Butterscotch, coffee, chocolate and a little smoke aroma. Caramel, toffee and coffee flavour. Dry finish.
joergen (25813) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF 2011.
Black coloured with a small off-white head.
Roasted aroma of caramel with notes of dried fruits.
Roasted flavour of grass and hops with notes of peat.
Dry roasted finish.
rlgk (17910) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBG 2011. Black beer, bubbly brown head. Roasted malt aroma. Roasted flavor, tar and soot notes, chocolate, some fruits.
Leighton (18221) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at GBBF, Day 4. Pours brown-black with a foamy, tan head. Dry, cocoa malt aroma with hints of lactic sugar. Medium sweet flavor, milk chocolate, some lacto, mild roast. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, hints of scorched earth, ash and tobacco. Nice.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at the 26th Annual Folk Festival in Ely. A black stout with a thick tan head. Chocolate and coffee nose. Big roasted malt flavour with coffee and chocolate again. Quite bitter with a creamy mouthfeel. Dry, bitter chocolate and charcoal finish.