Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Brewdog Burns Night dinner at the White Horse, Parsons Green, 25th Jan 2011. Very black with a little bit of beige head. Malty, chocolatey. Good malty flavours. It’s nice and simple, not too out there. Almost more of a schwarz than a stout.
cgarvieuk (21585) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
cask at cloisters... deep black ... thin tan lacing ...soft chocolate roast malt nose ... nice chocolate roast ... still little green (from cellar)... light bitter hop ... light charcoal roast...
Leighton (18526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Euston Tap. Pours dark brown with a fading, tan head. Roasted malt aroma with some chocolate syrup, sweat and minerals. Very hard malts in the flavor, some modest char and tobacco, light sugars, burnt wood. Light to medium in body with fine carbonation. Lots of charred wood in the finish, only light sweetness, some leafy bitterness. Actually seems a touch thin at times. Nice overall, but kind of seems watered down.
laiti (8069) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ O’Hara’s Freehouse, Tampere. Rated on 06.05.2011
Rather light aroma with cocoa and hints of coffee. Flavour has coffee and some cocoa. Rather thin palate. Riptide lite, I’d say.
thomat (3371) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a medium tan head. Malty with fruity tones. Malt, coffee, chocolate and hops. Medium body with a nice, bitter sweet finish.
JohnRMurdoch (4366) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Blackfriars. Almost black colour, reasonable head. Complex treacle malt & coffee aroma & flavour. Lingering aftertaste. Not bad.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (handpump) at the Coronet, Holloway on 19 January 2011. Almost black. Generous tan head. Chocolate malt aroma. Dry and ever so roasty. Distinct bitterness on the finish with a hoppy smack in the aftertaste. A little creamy on the palate. Decent drop but not particularly my thing.
Bullit (4445) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUN 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Blackfriars. Black colour, tan head. Aroma is roasted malts and coffee. Flavour is roasted malts, coffee, bit of fruits. A bit watery.
Scopey (12507) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
25th Jan 2011
On Cask at the White Horse, Parson’s Green. It pours near black with very low carbonation and a thin tan head. The nose is chocolate, roasted malt and burnt sugar. The taste is chocolate, some liquorice, brown sugar, a little grapefruit and charcoal. The body is quite light and the finish is fairly dry. I much prefer the richer, full-fat version of Riptide.
VastActiv (5673) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at O’Haras, Tampere. Originally rated 2011. Colour is black with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, chocolate and roasted malts.