SarkyNorthener (2370) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Almost black beer with residual head. Coffee and chocolate aroma. The taste is roasted coffee and dark bitter chocolate with a slight sourness at the end. An OK stout.
a_cross (623) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; black, brown at the edges, very thin patchy tan head; aroma of chocolate malt; tastes of lightly roasted malt, juicy blackcurrant and chocolate; quite bitter; has a dry finish with a decent hop presence; it has a dusty quality throughout; possibly a little thin, but a decent stout at the weaker end of the strength spectrum.
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - JAN 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sturdy, steady stout. Lots of chocolate and vanilla, with medium roast. Light malts. Easy drinking.
probstblueribbon (3058) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from UK via Fred (thanks!). Deep brown black with a small tan head. Nice dark roasted malts with a touch of tang, coffee, a touch of chocolate, nice. Much like the nose, nice dark roasted malts with a touch of tang and earthiness; dry with limited bitterness and a pleasant roasted malt finish.
mike_77 (3380) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roasted malt aroma with a touch of chocolate. Most of the flavour comes through in the aftertaste with roasted bitter malts and slight smokiness too.
Grzesiek79 (3304) - Radom, POLAND - NOV 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dpbry stout. Czarny jak smoła i prawie bez prześwitów. Tylko 4% alc a piwo mocno rozgrzewa. Gożki i wytrawny posmak czekolady i piernika świątecznego. Piana niestety mała i pęcherzykowa
deanso (5727) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle from ABCBeers.
Good tan head. Clear black pour. Nice smooth aftertaste. A decent stout.
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, nice aroma of roasty malt almost coffee, black, clear, brown foam, medium dry bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, thick feel, long finish, very nice drinkable one. like it
AndrewC (332) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells of toasted malt and milk. Pretty much black. Milky initial flavours. Toasted oaty flavour. Burnt notes. Bit of alcohol there too. Hint acrid. It’s not bad.
StueyD (1234) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black coloured beer with a weak creamy coloured head. Rich nutty aroma, coffee, burnt sugar, dark chocolate and roast malt. Full, but dry mouthfeel. Bittersweet taste, all the elements from the aroma appear again, especially the coffee and malt, there is a hint of nuttiness that is matched with a thick dark fruit flavour. The bitterness lasts right through to the finish.