GhostHardware (9) - Maryland, USA - MAY 8, 2012
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.
jjsint (1134) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Waitrose. Impenetrable dark brown. Hint of cholocate, liquorice, and pine. Sweet taste with a resinous citrussy tone. Velvety smooth, very full for the ABV and style.
JPC1524 (15) - Devon, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark and inviting. Sweet and bitterness immediately make for a lovely contrast of flavours. Interesting.
deanso (6090) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle from ABCBeers.
Thin creamy off white head. Clear deep burgundy pour. Sweet chocolate aftertaste. Nicely done
47574xeCD (429) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle at home. Poured dark chocolate brown with slightly tan head that soon dissipates. Notes of milk chocolate, cocoa roasted malts and a sweet finish.
Alexi91 (50) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2015 Origin: Tap. Vessel: Pint Glass. Locale: The Canteen (Bristol). Burnt and thick taste but slightly too cold.
Towey1989 (241) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2015 Bottle and then cask at The Holy Inadequate Etruria. Pours a clear dark brown to black colour with a medium mocha head. Aroma is sweet, of coffee, milk chocolate, lactose and roasted malts. Taste of roasted malt, coffee, milk chocolate and some fruit cake flavours also burnt caramel and smokiness on cask. Great balance of sweetness and bitterness. Smooth and creamy texture, soft carbonation and light bodied. Roasted and chocolate finish. Really nice.
PaulW (105) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
MmmmMackesons and then some. Lovely sweet stout, if you like that sort of thing. Bottle pours a flattish black, and the aroma is of a good mocha; coffee and chocolate. Nice full mouthfeel, and the bitter dark malts are balanced by lots of lactose. Hopping light and difficult to discern. I like it, but may be sweet for some.
gunnfryd (11748) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is apple, malt, roasted malt, sugar, coffee. Flavour is coffee, apple, roasted malt, sugar, chocolate, licorice. Medium body. OK/Nice beer. KRS 160814.
Stuu666 (5345) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home, Xmas 2012. Pours black, creamy chocolate, roasted, gets sweeter as it warms.
olliejobbins (1185) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. pours velvety dark black with thin brown head. aroma is weak coffee, chocolate, cocoa and roasted malts, really nice texture. medium bodied. a little coffee with a sweet chocolate-y finish.