sic1314 (3812) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very pleasant smooth creamy stout with loads of chocolate in the mix. Very moreish.
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting, with the creamieness of the lactose and the large sweetness that sets of the chocolate. A good beer.
GhostHardware (9) - Maryland, USA - MAY 8, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle direct from the brewery. Pours a near black, with tinge of treacle-ruby colour at the base of the glass. Head is thick and long lasting, cream in colour. Natural carbonation medium to low, could be lower but pretty bang on. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, and sweet dirt. Mouthfeel smooth and a little sticky. Slightly sweet with caramel notes but not too sickly. Nice level of bitterness that lingers and balances well the sweetness of the beer. Great example of the style.
stravale (2271) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - APR 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Tomlinsons Beer Shop, Inverness
Black, thin ruby edges, big tan frothy head, good lacing
Aroma of soft roasted malts, deep dark caramel malts, some coffee, dark sugars, smooth, hint of toast
Taste of smooth roasted malts, milk sugars, deep caramel malts, bit of liquorice, soft dark sugars, bit of treacle, soft dark fruits, gentle, really good flavour
Palate - soft carb, medium body, smooth rich malts, good mouthfeel. Finish as main flavour, bit woody. smooth clean finish
Overall - Very good example of the style, so smooth and easy drinking yum yum
johndoughty (4090) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark with a small head, Chocolate is the dominant flavour although it doesn’t take over. A very pleasant stout.
superflyguy (428) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
lovely black pour with a thin tan head. bags of chocolate in the flavour, let down by its lack of body. sweet finish.
probably good on your cornflakes!
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
3rd December 2011
ChrisOs Early December Tasting. Clear red - brown beer. Good pale tan head. Demi dry palate. Tangy dark malt with a good balance of lacto sweetness. Traces of red fruits. Semi dry finish. Tasty little beer, does what it says on the tin.
zacgillbanks (2553) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Rehills in Newcastle. A black beer with ruby red highlights that pours with a thin disappearing tan head. It has strong liquorice, chocolate and blackcurrant flavours followed by a sweet and roasted finish.
BrotherLogic (252) - California, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reasonable - think it lacked the oomph needed for a low abv stout. Not sure what the lactose adds but pleasant enough
Fin (7690) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the Bristol Beer Factory consumed at home Sunday 12th Feb’ 2012 Pours dark brown with off white head edging towards beige. Smooth and with a nice milky chocolatey flavour, medium body and with a little caramel but with some creaminess as well/ Pleasant easy drinking stout, only a light roastiness. Good stuff. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6