tommann (2293) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Pours very dark brown with a medium head. Aroma is subtle, blackcurrant and a little liquorice. Taste is fruity to start. Oily blackcurrant aftertaste.
Beersiveknown (2101) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grey-brown with fluffy pale tan and subtle earthy spicy blackcurrants and dusty yeast. Medium carbonation, tart blackcurrant, a touch of spearmint perhaps. A spike of anise like licorice before the dry roast barley kicks in for the long finish. Itís subtle but flavourful.
ration (1839) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
160315. Bottle at home. Pours black with a nice head. Aroma licorice, roasted malts. Slight dry malty taste. Nice all round to it. Not Bad.
BenH (1689) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Thanks Craig. Black with tan head. Fruity roasty aroma, blackcurrant. Taste is quite rich fruity and roasty. Medium body with dry bitter finish.
stravale (1689) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - DEC 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from brewer 12 Stouts 2012 161212
Black, big deep tan head that dissipates to thin layer, some lacing
Aroma - very soft roasted malts, touch of dark fruits, light aroma
Taste - Soft roasted malts, soft dark fruits, getting some
blackcurrant, simple flavours, perhaps a hint of liquorice, mellow and quite tasty, very easy to drink
Palate - Soft to medium carb, light to medium body, smooth. Finish as main flavour, some dry roast
Overall - Mellow stout, easy drinking, subtle flavours
VastActiv (1559) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0.5l (via alesbymail). BBE 14/11/2013. Colour is black with brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Salts, hints of berries, licorice and roasted malts.
mR_fr0g (1363) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home from the 2012 12 stouts of christmas. Pitch black with a light borwn head that stays around and a bit of lacing. Aromas are earthy chalky coffee, but are subdued .Flavour is bitter coffer.Tart black current in the finish. I do not get a lot od liquorice. Pickley carbonation