alexanderj (3202) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, in Scotland 2011. Poured a dark brown to black color with not much head. Aroma of oats, roasted malt, caramel, fruit/dark fruit, and some sweetness. Flavor had some sweetness, oaty, chalky, with some roasted malt, earth, and fruit. A solid beer.
Nuffield (3546) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite sweet! When I tried it, itís style was unclear, and I wrote in my notes, "good porter...or a good stout". Well rounded with chocolate and fun roasted notes. But, yes, very sweet. A bit thicker than most UK stouts. Very good. (cask at Scottish Real Ale Festival, Edinburgh, June 2012)
esox (910) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Cola-like, dark brown colour. Medium-sized tan head is slightly diminishing. Dark malty aroma has notes of toasted bread, dark chocolate, licorice, coffee, raisins, ripe plums and grassy hops. Somewhat malty aroma with moderate sweetness of reduced wort and dryish, moderately bitter finish. Slick, smooth texture, slightly thin body for the strength.
iammarc (385) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - FEB 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml, direct from Black Isle brewery shop. Pours black, thin lacing. fresh, grassy, slight citrus note in the background. Bready taste, hay,
MalcolmTucker (573) - SCOTLAND - DEC 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with a tinge of red with a beige head thaty doesnít linger long. Caramel and malt on the nose. Sweet, creamy caramel taste with a dry finish. Nice smooth mouthfeel.
olio (4830) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle.
Rated on 20110726.
Pours black colour with light head. Aroma of liquorice, roasted malts, chocolate and light coffee. Flavour of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and liquorice. Balanced brew.
ration (1843) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a thin head. Aroma sweet caramel/heay, oatmeal. A strange product. Not Bad.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2011 On cask at Cloisters. Jet black beer with a thick, tight head. Sweet, malty and spicy nose. Lovely caramel, spicy hops and heather flavours and a smooth, silky mouthfeel.
AshtonMcCobb (1751) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle. Stunning black opaque with lovely creamy head. The nose is smokey and creamy but a little bit closed. The taste is very creamy and the smoke is also still there - thereís an underlying note which is hard to pin down, but it is possibly just the alcohol burn though there is a peatiness. Good structure, very creamy but not sure about the finish. Overall, it promised a lot but left me confused!
Blairgus (2210) - California, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2011 totally black!
malty floral nose w/ chocolate and porridge in the background
wow! really rich choc. flavour.
thin/med body and a little fizzy
very sweet. rich, syrupy taste with coffee in middle and malty finish
really good. no big or aggressive flavours and alcohol isnít noticeable at all.