JohnCook101 (457) - - 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.
tdtm82 (1389) - Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An old bottle, from Ken, many thanks my friend.
Poured into my Toccalmatto glass to celebrate ’International Stout Day 2015!’. I nearly forgot about this so thanks to Tree House Jay for reminding me.
It pours a lovely thick and full creamy beige lacing which is long-lasting and very prominent. It’s opaque. Chocolate malt colour.
Aroma is pure lactose, sticky toffee pudding, fresh dough, ciabatta, some panetone cake, leather, blackcurrants and velvet.
Taste is panetone cake, leather, blackcurrants, good use of Challenger, nice robust roasting, gentle, not ott, nicely done, raw Venezuelan chocolate compliments the light Swiss milk chocolate. Some obvious but very good usage of lactose, I say this is on par with or just as good as Left Hand Brewing’s Milk Stout. I think they could improve this by nitro but it’s a really excellent beer and one which I would love to drink on cask. Really good work.
jercraigs (9041) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2015-09-25. Black body with a small beige head. 3++ Aroma of sweet cocoa and dark malt, soft roasted touches. 7+ Flavour is sweet, notes of lactose, very light roast in the finish. Smooth average bodied palate, soft carbonation. 3++ Cask at Hare and Billet, Blackheath, UK.
alkolord (267) - - OCT 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tiefbraun im Glas, schokobrauner schaum, schokoladig mit leichten Kaffee Noten in der Nase, schön cremig im Mund, angenehme röstaromen, trotzdem durch die leichte säuere relativ leicht, schön
Travlr (17657) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Old Fighting Cocks with BlackHaddock. Dark clear maroon color, tan head. Aroma of dusty cocoa powder. Taste is more earthy than sweet, dry finish. Very tasty.
BlackHaddock (5188) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand-pulled half-pint, shared with Gene in Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, Oakengates during our day drinking around Shropshire. Black with a decent and lasting beige head. Nose is chocolate, coffee and cocoa. The taste follows the nose with a smooth blend of flavours with the same chocolate, coffee and cocoa like feel, nice balance. Not too sweet, a well made beer in good condition: wanted more, but we were on a mission.
teorn88 (4686) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlog rating. Cask at CBC Covent Garden, London. It pours a brown body with small beige head. Aroma is subtle sweetness with notes of chocolate vanilla milk powder. Tate is softly sweet upfront and medium bitter ashy an dry in the finish. Notes of chocolate vanilla lactose wood roast. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, ok
GothGargoyle (1882) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a beige head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, coffee, dates. Medium bodied, slightly creamy mouthfeel, lightly sweet on the palate with a hint of roast on the finish. Taste is milk chocolate, vanilla, coffee, black currant.
foxo82 (815) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Decent milk stout but while this had the expected subtle sweetness it lacks intensity of flavour or length of finish.
KyotoLefty (8125) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Harp. Pretty black, low tan foam. Chocolate mlik nose, lots of cocoa. Sweet cocoa, milk. Thin, light. Tasty.
BeerViking (3473) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Magpie, black with a thin head, coffee and ash on the nose with a hint of plum, dry-sweet and ashy, with touches of herbal bitterness and cocoa. Light milky texture and a touch of sour cherries on the finish.