tommann (1994) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Pours black with a medium head. Aroma is some dry, roasty yeast and blackcurrant. Taste has dry roasty coffee to start and a blackcurrant finish.
azlondon (1138) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - APR 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Very dark brown. Nice tan head.
Aroma: Dark malt, burnt, coffee. Some dark fruit.
Taste: More coffee, burnt, roasted. Chocolate.
Info: 500ml bottle, 6/4-2012, BB: 28/2-12
BlackHaddock (2359) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml Bottle, best before 30 June 2012, poured into my Abbot Ale glass tankard some four months before that date.
The beer didn’t want to give me a head, so mid pour I gave it a more rigorous angle, low and behold a tan coloured head rose through the body, sadly it soon fell to a wisp and collar.
The body is really dark, almost black in fact.
The smells were of lightly burnt chocolate malts and ground coffee, actually so was the taste. The burnt chocolate content gave the beer a dry finish and added to any hop bitterness that might have shown.
Nothing too set this apart from other Stouts, medium body depth, becoming a little watery towards the end of each sip. Might be a whole lot better in cask form.
dynamiteninja (1114) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Roasted malts, smells like a bitter stout, grassy hops, burnt toffee. Jet black body, thin tan head that quickly dissipates. Bitter. Dry finish. Very silky and smooth mouthfeel.
Martin243 (478) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle cool. Pours black with a dense tan head. Coffee aroma, and mocha flavour. There’s a bit of black treacle, slick and creamy mouth feel, and generous bitterness in the finish. Nice one.
AKSalmon (57) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is a decent beer and I like my stouts. It has a strong coffee aroma with a little molasses. It is a thick dark beer that when poorest into a pint glass ended up with a decent 1 & 1/2 finger tan head. It is a full flavor need with a strong coffee flavor. I will drink this beer again.
delnoche (402) - GERMANY - JAN 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle poured into a pint glass. Dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma is slight chocolate. Very chocolatey flavor. Full body, moderate carbonation. Pretty tasty brew.
mikkellund42 (363) - Vejle, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with medium off-white non-lasting head. Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee beans and roasted malt with hints of dough. Taste is balanced bitter and sweet. Body is watery to oily with light carbonation and a good long bitter finish with hints of caramel and coffee.
undercurrent25 (870) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick and dark witha taste of malted roast and treacle, a very good example of how a stout should be
markas101 (1668) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle, @ Hilton Sheffield, UK via Tesco. Translucent dark brown-black, bittersweet dark chocolate aroma, creamy with a faint prune and instant coffee flavour.