Stuartyboy (831) - SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Mr_H a dark ale with tan head flavour is burnt malts roasted coffee and bitter coca
JohnRMurdoch (3673) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle shared with mr_h (6.1% abv). Almost black, reasonable head. Chocolate coffee aroma. Strong sweet spicy coffee flavour. Toasted coffee aftertaste, watery but big tasting coffee stout.
mr_h (3457) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from Good Spirits Company, Glasgow (6.1% abv on the bottle label) - opaque dark brown, thin tan head, coffee, vanilla aroma, no lacing, roasted malty, coffee, smoky, full of flavour, harsh dry malty finish
Garrold (2336) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Can’t remember where from. 6.1%. Nearly black. Thin, lasting, tan head. Dark fruit. Cocoa. Hint of roast coffee. Taste is very dry. Lots of bitterness comes through. Light chew on the palate. Bitter finish. Where did the 1.3% go?
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from BrewDog mail order. Poured black with a dense tan head. Aroma of molasses, dark malt and fruit loaf. Initial chocolatey flavour, followed by building bitter, burnt malt and burnt sugar. Finish was burnt toast, liquorice and prunes... very, very nice!
zacgillbanks (2963) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
6.1% Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This is an opaque black beer with liquorice and chocolate flavours, coffee and roasted malt on the finish.
Rob_D_UK (1235) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured very dark with a creamy off white head. Rich coffee aroma. Taste is a well balanced coffee bitterness.
RichTheVillan (4157) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Brewdog Birmingham; dark brown pour with frothy tan head, roasted malts and chocolate aroma, taste had strong coffee, cocoa very rich some vanilla and sweet burnt sugar.
RichardW (1670) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, Rehills, Newcastle. Rich leathery, roast and liquorice aroma. Rich bitter palate, with chocolate and faint smoke. Long finish, with some coffee and a little bit of spruce. Superb.
Beersiveknown (3715) - NORTHERN IRELAND - FEB 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home from ales by mail
Pours opaque ebony brown with pillowy tan head and earthy rich roast barley nose. Full body with spritzy carbonation, coffee and chocolate. Rich, hides itssstrength well. Umami dry toast., touch of lemon peel. V drinkable. Rich cherry notes.