AndySnow (6310) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where: Tasting at Café Abseits during the Bamberg Jolly 2014.
Appearance: Black colour, small tan head.
Aroma: Vinegar, almond, lactose.
Body: Medium body, no carbonation.
Flavour: Chocolate, dried fruit, vinegar, whiskey.
a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown, almost black; medium creamy white head; aroma of dried dark fruit and malt; taste is smooth, lactic, surprisingly fruity (dark fruits, berries), milk chocolate; slight bitter tingle on the long fruity finish; roast malts become more prominent towards the end; very good stuff.
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a large tan head. Has a lovely sweet aroma of coffee, chocolate and burnt toast. Smooth creamy flavour of coffee and burnt toast. Possibly the nicest stout I’ve had!
Pudding (225) - Birmingham, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. 4.5% abv. ar: minimal. ap: almost black, thick, lasting beige head. ta: milk and gentle dark malt. Fairly sweet from lactose, but not overly. Light bitterness. pa: smooth texture, with zest from carbonation. ov: worthy milk stout. Bottle-conditioned. CAMRA national champion stout 2009.
mt_hall (181) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Jet black with a small, light brown head. Coffee, toffee, and a hint of leather on the nose. Creamy smooth with a touch of acidity, quite a bit of sweetness, and a long finish of coffee and chocolate. Only improvement would be a bit more body. Excellent.
witthatsbier (490) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
aroma is malt with dark chocolate, lactic tone
pours dark brown with beige head that does not last
taste is sweet with a little sourness and very little bitterness
body is thin
overall ok but not a great or even good stout
leebotton (406) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours thick. Coffee aromas with a hint of vanilla. Black with minimal tan head. Tastes bitter coffee notes with a somewhat metallic taste. Nice burnt, nutty taste on the back of the tongue but tainted with something less admirable. Not especially thick, slightly disappointed with this one but my standards are pretty high.
Pizd (433) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle): Pours black with a small tan head. Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt aroma. Mostly coffee and roasted malt taste, slight sweet notes like milky chocolate, cappucino etc. A tad watery and predictable.
joe19612 (2448) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black colour with a beige head, aroma is malty with some chocolate as well, the taste is sweet and soft with a slight bitter aftertaste.
Lonick (1143) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2016 Ever so slightly breakfast cereal, no quite a lot like a breakfast cereal straight-up. A nice burnt (but not overly-so) after taste.
Cask @ The Hanging Bat, Edinburgh. Quick re-rate much nicer and fuller in flavour in cask without being much different to the bottle, very nice.