Alexi91 (142) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2015 Origin: Tap. Vessel: Pint Glass. Locale: The Canteen (Bristol). Burnt and thick taste but slightly too cold.
Towey1989 (591) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2015 Bottle and then cask at The Holy Inadequate Etruria. Pours a clear dark brown to black colour with a medium mocha head. Aroma is sweet, of coffee, milk chocolate, lactose and roasted malts. Taste of roasted malt, coffee, milk chocolate and some fruit cake flavours also burnt caramel and smokiness on cask. Great balance of sweetness and bitterness. Smooth and creamy texture, soft carbonation and light bodied. Roasted and chocolate finish. Really nice.
PaulW (105) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
MmmmMackesons and then some. Lovely sweet stout, if you like that sort of thing. Bottle pours a flattish black, and the aroma is of a good mocha; coffee and chocolate. Nice full mouthfeel, and the bitter dark malts are balanced by lots of lactose. Hopping light and difficult to discern. I like it, but may be sweet for some.
gunnfryd (12395) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is apple, malt, roasted malt, sugar, coffee. Flavour is coffee, apple, roasted malt, sugar, chocolate, licorice. Medium body. OK/Nice beer. KRS 160814.
Stuu666 (6476) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home, Xmas 2012. Pours black, creamy chocolate, roasted, gets sweeter as it warms.
olliejobbins (1324) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. pours velvety dark black with thin brown head. aroma is weak coffee, chocolate, cocoa and roasted malts, really nice texture. medium bodied. a little coffee with a sweet chocolate-y finish.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown/black pour with a thick tan head. The aroma is quite chocolatey. Fairly rich aroma with a moderate sort of sweetness. Has a bit of soft vanilla and caramel through the middle. Really silken palate. Delicious.
ruigo (1603) - PORTUGAL - DEC 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle. Dark brown colour with a small soapy tan head. Chocolate, roasted malts, coffee and hops in the aroma. Soft to average carbonation and medium to full body. Taste is well balanced with a long roast finish. Overall, a nice beer.
Bootlegger007 (92) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 10, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black in colour head diminished quickly, light stout aroma, caramel and chocolate, mild flavours, creamy yet a light body, fizzy carbonation, mild style of a stout I was left wanting more from it.
Cantabrian (944) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lovely appearance, black with a creamy cream head, aroma of dark chocolates and red currants, with a touch of burnt toast. Flavour is sweet (that dark chocolate), berryish and a touch bitter from roast malts. The fruitiness disappears in the finish. No nonsense coffee flavours in this good sweet stout. Nice chalky palate. This is a classic. I love a milk stout, and the Brits know how to make a good one.