Mr_Pink_152 (3565) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Deep Ruby black colour with a thin tan head. Roasted malt and fruity aroma. Taste dry and roasted, a touch of smoke.
Stuu666 (10263) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at ash’s. Pours black, nose is smoked sausage, toffee, roasted malts, taste is sweet chocolate, toffee, thin.
AshtonMcCobb (5151) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl.
Appearance - deep black with a decent thin head.
Nose - charcoal and liquorice. Toffee. Smoke.
Taste - toffee, liquorice and Crunchie Bar.
Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy yet tangy texture and a long dry finish.
Overall - nice.
allmyvinyl (9318) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Ashton McCobb’s. Pours opaque brown with a thin beige head. Aromas of liquorice, smoked sausage, charcoal. Taste is bitter roast. Thin finish, cocoa powder.
Last wee tasting of the summer
SilverfoX (871) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
chocolate and coffee aromas from a pitch black body with a white head. Thick chocolate goodness! some licorice in the finish! excellent!
StueyD (1566) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A dark brown to black coloured beer with a thickish mocha coloured head. A rich roasted malt aroma, dark chocolate and nutty, then vinous dark fruits. Full mouthfeel. A bittersweet malt taste, the nutty and chocolate elements come through, which is followed by a slightly sour, vinous dark fruit flavour, that lasts into the finish.
Bottle purchased from the Dobbies garden centre, Hardwick Retail Park, King’s Lynn, Norfolk.
tombyars (1580) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted this at the Paisley Beer Festival in May 2008. Cask, gravity dispense. Mahogany black in colour with a thin buff tan head. Superb aroma of sticky sweet banoffee pie, which is long in thick intensity. Seductive, creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Dark malt complex gives a huge malty whack of Belgian chocolate, rum soaked raisins, which then give way to soft caramel and overipe bananas. Very little in the way of hop resins detected but sherry soaked black cherries are present in the alcoholic aftertaste. Finish is a battle royal between fruit and caramel with vinous malt booming in the mouth. A fantastic Dry Stout and this was beer of the festival for me. Worth making the effort seeking this out in cask , highly recommended.
Leighton (18221) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at GBBF 2011, Day 2. Pours dark brown with a big, light tan head. Dark malts galore in the aroma, some mild tang, light dark fruits. Sweet flavor - really good! Brown sugar, toffee and caramel, moderate roast. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet finish, good balance, mild dry roast malts, dark fruit, mild toffee. Very drinkable and good.
Theis (15114) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at GBBF 2011 - Tuesday. Black - offwhite head. Raisins, chocolate, high malty,fruity notes, berries, dried dark fruits, nutty, ok burned notes, roasted. Nice.
Dedollewaitor (15469) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ GBBF, 2011. Pours black with a off white head and lacings. Chewy malty. Fruit, toffee and liquorice. Smooth.