AshtonMcCobb (1741) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ the Stockbridge Tap. Pours a lovely creamy opaque black with a creamy head but there’s a certain weightiness with this as you swirl it round the glass. The nose is chocolate as expected but with a real fruity thing too - probably oranges or raisins. The fruit n nut bar thing continues on the taste and the palate is very well balanced indeed - I can’t believe it’s only 4 or 5%. Overall, great beer.
Otterdance (106) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with a large gorgeous foamy head. Malty, latte, some sweet vanilla and a faint taste of old fireplaces. Gets better as it loses the intial carbonation fizz and warms up. This is a great Sunday morning beer.
ration (1839) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
180513. Bottle at home. Pours black with a nice head. Aroma lactose, malts, chocolate. Slightly sweet malty taste. Very nice balance. Not Bad.
RichTheVillan (1615) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Stourbridge Beer Festival; almost black pour with tiny off white head, sweet malt aroma, creamy coffee taste vanilla sweet.
daniele (4465) - ITALY - APR 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Scura tostata caffe piuttosto secca morbida luppolo medio discreta nota malta non molto intensa
JohnCook101 (201) - - APR 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Almost completely opaque with a slight ruby tinge and a small, very dark head. Aroma of toast and coffee. Coffee flavours with a little smoke. Burnt caramel and plenty of malt. This has a real treacle sweetness which is tempered by a decent amount of bitterness, though the overall flavour may be just a touch too sweet.
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - MAR 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A fine dark colour, small frothy head, aroma of chocolate and roasted coffee, a sweet but not sickly flavour, and a great smooth mouthfeel. I want another.
ianwelby (286) - SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks much as you’d expect from a stout and it has a light malty scent. It’s sweeter than I expected but it isn’t sickly for it.
gwoodin (36) - Birmingham, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Aroma roasted with lactose. Appearance in glass like a stout. Taste: pleasant sweetness from lactose. Overall: an enjoyable drink.
Dommod2011 (697) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dan’s right, this one grows as it goes on, the taste takes hold and settles in. Like a milkshake for adults with a taste for the good stuff. Ripper.