cgarvieuk (12170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
cask at the magnet ... deep black ... thin tan head ... soft sweet chocolate malt nose ... mellow roast .. soft sweet chocolate ...mellow smotth malts ... soft malts ... light sweet chcolate ... very nice
downender (5610) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask-conditioned at the Cornubia, Bristol April 2013. Jet black with a slight, off-white head. Big toasted malts, plain chocolate and hint of liquorice before a hoppy, dryish finish. Very good.
leaparsons (7487) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, The Salmon, Leicester. Near black with a cream foam. Aromas are coffee and dark berries with gritty dark chocolate. Earthy with burnt toast and creamy oak barrel. Lightly floral and spicy. Flavours are rich coffee with bittersweet dark chocolate and some citrus bitterness. Dry and peppery with base cream and hints of vanilla. Very smooth on the pakate. One of the best stouts I’ve had recently.
jackl (3457) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ The Harlequin, Sheffield. The pour’s deep brown with a tiny off-white head. The aroma’s licorice, red grape, ash, aromatic spices, some roasted malts and chocolate. The taste is strongly of licorice. Plenty of mineral and spicy hops. Burning forest earthiness. Hints of herbal jagermeister on the finish. Medium body. OK. A bit heavy handed.
imdownthepub (9153) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask conditioned at Far From the Madding Crowd, Oxford. Black with cream head. Bursting with darkly roasted malts giving a coffee husk, charred character, butter and mouth filling. Plenty of depth and very good.
ng9beermonkey (36) - ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft, erewash beer festival. Coffee, nuts, burnt toast, earthy, very nice. Best so far.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2012 Cask (handpump) at the Kean’s Head, Nottingham on 13 July 2012. Dark brown. Lasting beige head. Good rich roasty stuff with stewed espresso aftertaste. Dark chocolate. Quite roasty. Plenty of hop presence too - more than the norm in a stout. Very tasty. Yeah, this is pretty decent indeed.
Charlieboy (56) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on cask, loocks good and smells great, big tasty stout, loads of tar and roast, delicious.
dynamiteninja (1279) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. The Maltings, York. Medium white head. Black body. Hoppy, fruity, roast. Bittersweet. Dry finish. Soft mouthfeel.
DanielBrown (3477) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand pulled at the Post Office Vaults, Birmingham. Smooth, thin, bitter finished Stout. Tickled with some treacle toffee.