tderoeck (4861) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
10/IX/14 - 33cl bottle @ wedding anniversary tasting on a MF boat tour with captain Erwin - BB: 20/VI/15 (2014-982) Thanks to Lee for the bottle!
Clear dark brown beer, brown to beige creamy head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: lots of coffee, mocha, caramel, milk chocolate, bit metallic. MF: lots of carbon, medium to full body. Taste: pretty bitter, bit sweet, caramel, coffee notes, bit of charcoal, dry, bit spicy. Aftertaste: pretty bitter, coffee grit, bit spicy, soft sourness, "green" touch.
gegwilson (1269) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg in the Tithe Bar, Northallerton. Pours black with a thin tan head. Nice and rich with pleasant roast flavour and a good coffee finish. A little thin and lacking in complexity, but still an enjoyable beer.
imdownthepub (10467) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at York Beer Festival ’14. Black with tan head. Initially this is quite sweet and fruity with a peachy edge but then a black coffee hint comes through, deeply roasty and dark, hints of dark chocolate. Improves through the beer and ends pretty decent.
Niall73 (1834) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at brewdog shepherds bush. Pours dark brown/black with a tan head. Light creamy, choc aroma with light coffee. Medium body, medium carbonation. Light choc, light coffee, hint of toffee, light rum... It's good.
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Ferris (4493) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Dark bitter roast malts and some dark fruit. Jet brown with a rich light brown head. Dark roast malts and the espresso slightly in the finish. A light fruity acidity is in the background which diminishes the richness.
YorkshireG73 (27) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks just like Espresso. Not as aromatic but can taste the beans. Hint of vanilla. Mild heat - like a minute dash of chili was added, Slight sour taste but balances well. Expected more nuttiness. Tastes like there’s a drop of 5X in there even though there isn’t. Roasty malt loaf finish sticks to roof of mouth. Good.
SilverfoX (304) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
mega coffee aroma with brown sugar, pitch black body with thick tan head. Tastes sweet and rich flavours of molasses and coffee (obviously...) thinner on the palate than i expected but still really good!
Rune (8189) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand-pulled cask ale at York Tap, half-pint. Faint fawn-coloured head to a devil-black body. Quite rich aromas of roasted malts, tobacco, coffee, and chocolate sweetness. Brown and black malty flavours of liquorice, coffee and earth leading to a roasted bitter ending. Surprisingly easy to drink. Likeable (York 10.07.2014).
evergreen0199 (2074) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Maidenhead beer festival 2014. A black coloured pour with a thin beige head on top. Roasty, malty, coffee aroma. Tastes roasty, malty, coffee, bitter. Very good stout which went down far too easily.
minutemat (1751) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Sheffield Tap. Pours black. Smooth coffee and roasted malt flavours with a creamy head massaging the moustache hairs. Quite a nice stout with a good bitter coffee finish.