MrBlueSky93 (498) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Bier Huis.
Pours dark brown almost black in colour with a single finger tan coloured head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, dark fruits, raisins, herb. Taste of initial dark roasted malts, toffee, caramel, then we have chocolate, heavy carbonation, coffee, smoky flavours, some dark fruits. Nice.
redders1974 (316) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty disappointed to be honest love stout love coffee this should be a winner for me. Pours like cola to sweet on taste like an innis and gunn creation needs to be more smokey more bitter and more dry with some kind of head.
mr_h (3633) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle at home, from AleselA, Glasgow (7.0% abv) - chocolate malty aroma with some vanilla, opaque dark brown virtual black, thick tan head, no lacing, sweet chocolate, coffee flavour, smooth, dry bitter finish
rodbod (82) - SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. pitch black, with a little head, albeit quite thick & creamy. Nose is superb, creamy mocha coffee plus some dark roasty notes. palate not quite so impressive, but still excellent. loads of bitterness, plus burnt coffee and malt.
Stuu666 (6459) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, taste is dry bitter roast, sweet chocolate, coffee.
jackafholmes (675) - - NOV 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from steep hill wines, sheffield. Black ale with tan head. Aeoma is coffee and a bit of liquorice. Taste is rich and deep coffee bitterness. Quite thin for a stout, tingly carbonation.
ATulloch (133) - Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from deeside drinks emporium. Pours an oily black with a small toffee head which fades. Lovely aromas of coffee and a dark chocolate sweetness. A strong coffee flavour with a subtle hint of caramel. Slight bitter finish. Beautiful.
tderoeck (6212) - 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 (2102) - 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 (11374) - 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.