MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A Mes rate: Gravicask at Ealing Beer Festival.
Almost black with a very thin beige head. Fruity and astringent aroma with some slight roasty coffee. More coffee and roasted malt in the flavour with plenty of fruit and peaty notes. A straight forward stout that is nothing too special.
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2007
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask in The Wellington, Birmingham. Black with no head. Sweet caramel scent. Watery with some fizz. Taste of watered-down coffee.
joe19612 (1801) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at the Farnham Beer Festival 2007. A very dark Black beer with a light brown/white head. The aroma is very strong coffee flavour, with a dry finish. I have had better.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2007
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2011 Cask, gravity, at Wellington Arms BF ’07, Bedford. Very dark brown with a small beige head. Slight sweet aroma. Taste has sour grainy malt and some ash and black coffee, but it’s not very bitter.30.7.11. Bottle at chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig ’11. Ashy aroma and taste with some bitterness. Quite good. Rating: 6,4,6,4,11:3.1
Gethinbeer (2115) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2006
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in the Mill, Chester. Dark stout like ale. Good off white head. Strong coffee taste. suprislingly easy to drink. The beer got much better as I drank it. Very nice stout.
RichardGretton (4220) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask@Burton Winter Beer Festival 2006. Black beer with a light brown/white head. The aroma is expresso coffee and dry and the flavour is sour, slightly watery, coffee with a dry finish. Overall an average weak, sour watery effort.
JonMoore (1840) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with a slim tan coloured head. Roasted malts, coffee and chocolate in the aroma. Roasted flavour with chocolate, but no sweetness. Nice bitterness in the dry finish. Medium bodied, low carbonation. Good stout.
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2005 1. Cask Stillage at the Memorial Hall, Northwich 21/09/2001
Dark roasted stout with a slightly hoppy finish.
2. Cask Stillage at the Memorial Hall, Northwich 22/09/2001
Dark roasted stout with a hoppy finish.
3. Cask Handpump at the Cross Keys, Knutsford 26/03/2002
Black and smooth on the palate with a bitter roast finish.
4. Cask Handpump at the Cross Keys, Knutsford 10/08/2002
Dark red smooth slightly fruity with a slightly dry roast finish.
5. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 11/08/2005
Black slightly rich on the palate and fruity with a slightly dry lasting bitter finish.
6. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 21/10/2005
Jet black smooth stout with some sweetness. A pleasant slightly dry roast finish with hints of oysters.
SilkTork (5156) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
JDW, Rochester. A dark smooth coffee flavour beer. Some pleasant dark berry flavours - raspberry, black cherry, blackberry and touch of blueberry. A nice drink - finishing softly dry with a lingering tang.
harrisoni (13144) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at County Hotel JDW Ashford. Black with dark beige head. Tarry aroma with some chocolate and coffee. OK in mouth, with tarry/coffee/chocolate and grainy finish. Got better as the pint went down