BlackHaddock (2900) - Shropshire, - APR 25, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Jan 2010: Brown 500ml bottle, poured into a Westmalle chalice (twice).
The beer looked good, huge, thick biege coloured head, rich and creamy. Very dark body, a true black colour.
Strong coffee and chocolate smells, both heavily roasted/burnt.
The coffee aroma turned into a bitter coffee bean taste, drying the mouth as I drank it down. It was certainly interesting and different, sadly its mouthfeel didnít do it for me. No richness or creamy feel apart from the head, what a pity, almost watery for such a strong tasting and smelling stout.
Must remember this is a very cheap beer, very good value, even if it wasnít my ícup of teaí.
jamesie1857 (1096) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not good. It was cheap, and worth the experiment.
nealgersh (19) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
This is brewed by Wentworth (whose beers I usually enjoy) for Barnsley Beer Co. It was bottled and only £1.19 a bottle - Barnsley Beer Co pitch themselves as "affordable". All good so far. However, the chocolate and coffee overtones mentioned on the label were very hard to detect. Good colour, Itís a bit too gassy. Thereís good sourness about it, but overall it feels and tastes a bit thin, with an unsatisfying finish.
tommann (2294) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Pours black with a frothy tan head. Aroma is roast malt, some coffee and vinegar. Taste has roast coffee to start and lots of roast malt on the finish. Too fizzy.
deanso (4103) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle Rhythm & Booze in Doncaster.
Dark black colour. Decent head. Decent stout
johndoughty (3528) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle.Black and lively with a medium head. Slight bitterness with some acidity. Nothing out of the ordinary just cheap and cheerful.
superdan35 (11) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bought from rhythm and booze, they have a website to find your nearest store, www.rhythmandbooze.co.uk. Also, the barnsley beer company have a site with all their beers on there, along with food pairings. www.barnsleybeercompany.co.uk
rauchbier (3496) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Rhythm & Booze in Barton. Jet black, thin but lasting beige head, gentle condition .Gentle bitter coffee and chocolate in the nose, soft and sweet in the mouth with hints of chocolate and roasted coffee with some low level fruitiness, finish is mostly roasted with some fruity blackberry notes but still heavy on the coffee and a suggestion of burnt malt.
RichardW (1298) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Netto, Carlisle. Jet black, full of roast malt yet soft and smooth on the palate. Full bodied, great pale brown thick head. A joy.....
Martin243 (616) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Also bought at my local B&M which is proving to be a good source of quality brews at discount prices! This has a lovely depth of coffee and choclate flavour that belies itís 4.5% abv. For the price, you could just neck it, but itís worth savouring.