Grumbo (760) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at The Beer Emporium, Bristol. Pours a clear, very dark brown colour, with a small beige head. Sweet roasted aroma of chocolate, caramel and coffee. Good body, low carbonation. Sweet and roasted chocolate finish. Enjoyable.
culchiem (2821) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black with a tan head, ok lacing. Aroma is chocolate and sweet milk. Flavour is sweet roast malt, chocolate and vanilla. Finish is sweet roast.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl, at 4.5%Vol, exclusive English brew, with lactose, from The Bottle Shop Canterbury, complex sweet Stout, sweet/roasted and slightly malty/fruity, balanced, hazy, rocky head, good brew
AshtonMcCobb (3509) - 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 (164) - 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 (2003) - 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 (4030) - 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 (6150) - 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 (389) - - 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.