DruncanVeasey (7191) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From Tesco. Dark ruby appearing black with a dense, subsiding cappuccino top. Aroma of yeast extract, molasses and charcoal. Pleasantly toasty little beast with a schwarz-like, thinly-spread Marmite and black chocolate character. Well-roasted afters. A bit flimsy but decent.
Caytinator (943) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
1/2 pint @ Moulin. Looks just like Guinness, smells slight, collared. A bit sweet. Not too "roasty" of a taste, I like it a TAD better than Guinness.
BenH (2333) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Leith beer co. Black with a proud tan head. Fairly muted aroma, caramel, coffee and chocolate. Similar flavours with a light charred smokiness. Smooth and clean. Perfectly reasonable stout
hrothgar950 (141) - Mabelvale, Arkansas, USA - JUN 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Bay Horse, Marygate, York. Slightly sweet roasty aroma. Opaque black with full creamy tan head. Thick, creamy mouthfeel with a slight sweetness and a touch of black patent bitterness.
berkshirejohn (4530) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
50cl bottle from Tesco. Deep ruby, almost black, with a thin cream head; rather stewed aroma - malts and some weak hops; light, fruity, malt flavour that’s rather sweet; with a touch of smoke and some treacle toffee to finish. Not very exciting.
Martin243 (770) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle, cellar cool. Its not black but a beautiful deep tawny red with a thin clinging tan head. Aroma of malt loaf and farmyard. Medium bodied, medium sweet, creamy mouthfeel, chocolatey flavour, fruity finish. Lovely robust dark beer.
Rune (8047) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 24, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, half pint, at Drum & Monkey. Ruby-dark body. Thin layer that laces well. Roasted, almost peaty, dark malts to the nose. Flavour of dark malts offset by dark fruits. Malt-fruity, bittersweet finish. Well bodied considering the abv. (Glasgow, 11.04.2012).
worldbeertaste (1637) - AUSTRIA - APR 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Solid black with a faint red tint. Chocolatly roastness and berry on the nose. Creamy light body. Taste of chocolate, roasted malt with light taste of dark berries. Becomes a bit thin.
AshtonMcCobb (2552) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ the Haymarket. Pours opaque black with a nicely proportioned cream head. The nose has chocolate and cream and there is more of that on the taste. Good palate - long, smooth and a creamy. almost elegant finish. Overall, surprisingly good for a big regional brewer.
tommann (2715) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nitro-keg at the Fountain, Gornal. Pours black with a large head. Aroma is some roast and berries. Taste has a little roast with some coffee in the finish. Got a bit more sweet and smokey as it warmed.