Theydon_Bois (5279) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Arkwright Arms, Duckmanton, 04/10/13.
Mid black with a moderately sized tan head.
Nose is roast malt, dark toffee, earthy, light cocoa.
Taste comprises roast malts, berry fruit tang, milk chocolate, molasses.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, smooth on the palate.
Solid cask stout.
larsga (5812) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium brown head. Nearly opaque black body goes barely translucent deep dark brown at edges. Roasty earthy chocolate aroma with milky notes. Dry-sweet milky chocolatey taste with funky notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish earthy chocolatey aftertaste with funky notes. It’s ok, but a bit odd. (0.5l bottle, from Clarke’s, Whitby.)
mike_77 (2415) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of roasted malts and a hint of coffee. Feels thin but does have an oily feel on the palate. Flavour has strong bitterness from the burnt malts.
wimpyjoe (2267) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A stout which is mild in character with a nutty aroma, but is lacking in its aftertaste.
FatPhil (8105) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (?, Canterbury)
Lovely bacony roast aroma. Black, only brief head (but was towards the end of the barrel, so not as young and under pressure as it could be). Smooth and sweet, but a little flat in the mouth. Sweetish taste, but very drinkable. Veers on the milk-chocolate side of stout. Particularly in the finish. Moreish.
jamesie1857 (1096) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle - what you’d expect from a stout in looks, black body, white to beige head. Smoky chocolate nose, a few fruits and coffee in there. A bitter malt taste, a bit thin in the palate, and not much after. The cask version I tasted a few weeks ago was so much better.
dynamiteninja (1282) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask. The Blue Bell, York. Medium off white head. Black body. Roast, chocolate, hops, spicy, nutty. Bitter.Dry finish. Soft mouthfeel.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at the Bell Bell. Pours a black colour with a ruby tinge and a decent light tan head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate and yeast. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation and a creamy mouth-feel. Just a little thin.
fairwater (121) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gravity pour @ Allied Arms beer fest. Dark almost black ruby. Coffee and dark chocolate, not much hops or roasted barley. Tiramisu! Lovely stout...
ralphdot (967) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
4.5% black colour with a good head, roasted malt aroma, fruity malt taste, nice.