MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate: gravicask at Ealing beer festival.
Completely black with a thin bubbly head. Big and fruity with loads of chocolate and some vanilla, liquorice and slight spice. Thick and juicy.Nice and dry but fruity and sweet at the same time. Big chocolate finish. Tasty stuff indeed. (Crap rate, I’m sorry.)
ladnewton (1694) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2009
4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very satifying, full-bodied stout, thick in texture, almost as black as guinness, with a soft efervescent umber-tinged head.
Strong earthy and roasted flavours combine with subtle smokiness then all three flavour attributes linger in the mouth between sips.
A thickish mouthfeel makes the stout all the more rewarding.