williamstome (818) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour, medium off-white milkshake head. Aroma is lightly roasty but overall sort of faint. Flavor is sweet and roasty, with a very smooth and creamy mouthfeel.
bnoel09 (416) - Elk Grove, California, USA - APR 21, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap into a dimpled mug. Very dark brown with a dense, creamy tan head. Looks delicious. Aroma is roasted malts with some coffee and chocolate notes. Flavor is the same, roasty with coffee and chocolate. Palate is where this really shines - extremely smooth and creamy. Overall a very nice stout.
jkwalking05 (3619) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nitro tap in 2009. Black with a thick nitrous head. Aroma is very roastey with dark chocolate, cocoa and a hint of vinegar. Taste is of chocolate lots of roasted malts and coffee.
wimpyjoe (3475) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smooth and has a great texture. Has some roasted flavours. A wonderful stout.
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From notes. First reviewed 2/1/2011. Served on tap in a pint glass at Fountainhead.
The appearance on this stout is awesome. It comes out with a perfectly elegant tan cap that made me question whether it was a nitro tap. It looks as creamy as Guinness (nitro) without anything synthetic added. The color is dark brown all the way through.
Smooth, roasted malt, mild roasted brewed coffee, and dark chocolate all waft into my nose.
The roast flavors in the malt builds to a bitterness, eventually revealing a coffee flavor. Milky cocoa, and lightly bitter spicy hops blend well with the coffee flavors.
The mouthfeel is velvety smooth; I should have been able to guess just from the appearance. The carbonation contributes to this ultimate creaminess. Medium to full body to wrap everything up.
This is most likely the most drinkable English Stout I have ever had. Very smooth, amazing looking, and with a very pleasant taste. This is a great 7% sipper.
dumontn (529) - CHICAGO, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark dark brown with a perfect nitro tan head. Aroma is nitro gas, bitter chocolate, caramel, some toffee. Taste is smoky chocolate, leather, an toasted caramel. Body is medium/heavy, silky creamy smooth, nitro carb, long lush finish. Overall, delicious. A very manly beer.
Leighton (10419) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Ma Camerons, Aberdeen. Pours clear brown with a paper-smooth, creamy head. Subtle, roasty cocoa in the aroma. Light sweet flavor, modest roast, tobacco, milk chocolate. Light bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Sweet, lightly dry finish, some dark bread and mild cocoa. It’s an easy-drinking beer, just not much more than that.
ADfan (539) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black in the glass witha medium size head. Aroma has a slight cocoa to it but not much else. The beer has an extremely smooth texture to it. The flavor has some coffee and a toastiness to it. Nothing overpowering and wish it had a stronger flavor to it.
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Bad Apple in Chicago. It tastes strong but has a warm delicious malty and full bodied quality. I’d like to have this one again.
goozen (2873) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Harbourlights, Noordwijk: Opaque black coloured brew with an fine roasted malts taste, and some sweetness in the back.