Pudding (229) - Birmingham, West Midlands, 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 (188) - 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 (521) - 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 (2618) - 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 (1571) - 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.
Idiosynkrasie (6539) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Darkest brown colour with huge, creamy, fully lasting, minimally lacing, tan head. Chocolately aroma with a grainy touch, cookies, some grassy hop and hay. Taste is moderately sweet dark malty, some sugar, a fresh sourish touch, dry, minimally grassy hoppy finish.
OwainTurner (425) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coffee, sweet aroma. No head. Really, really smooth... Lovely coffee flavour. Very nice indeed.
evergreen0199 (3030) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Pelt Trader, Cannon Street, London. A black coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes malty, chocolate, roasty, slight coffee. Highly drinkable stout.