SilkTork (5450) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
William IV: Brodies Birthday Bash Sept 2011. Fruity mild with a hoppy tang in the finish. Good black fruit flavours - blackcurrant with pink grapefruit. Nice.
Leighton (15280) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at William IV during Brodies Birthday Bash 2011. Clearish, red-brown pour with a foamy head. Actually has some grapefruit hops on the nose with mild roast notes. Pleasant flavor, some dry, roasty malts, stones, pine, grapefruit bitterness. Nice character but, not surprisingly, very little oomph. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Dry finish, more pine, rindy citrus bitterness, mild roast. Pretty decent given the ABV.
Ungstrup (31416) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Bree Louise, London. A deep red beer with no head. The aroma has notes of chocolate and caramel. The flavor is acidic with notes of roasted malt as well as lighter notes of soy sauce, leading to a very roasted finish. The body is light.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On cask (handpump) at the Southampton Arms on 26 July 2010. Dark brown colour. Flat. No head. Slightly roasty aroma. Hint of diacetyl. Dry and chocolatey on the palate. Quite bitter. The idea of a light stout for Summer drinking is an interesting one but I can’t say I was particularly impressed. Condition didn’t seem to too great though. Flagged for re-rate.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the William IV (Brodies Autumn Fest), 4th Sept 2010. Black with no head. Malty, burnt notes on the nose. Slightly watery palate (it is sub-3% after all). Good light stout with lots of roasted malt. A nice dark beer for quaffing.
harrisoni (15792) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask handpull at William IV. Very dark brown colour. Decent lightish stout. Good stuff. Yes some harsh roast. Ken is wrong. But it’s a decent roasted stout.
anders37 (20410) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask gravity @ Bree Louise, Euston NW1. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty coffee and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty licorice and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty licorice finish.
Svesse (7262) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Gravicask at Brew Wharf, Southwark, London, 3 Aug 2010) Black colour with no head. Roasted, malty nose with chocolate, liquorice, sweet black coffee, dark rye bread and hints of ashes. Roasted, malty nose with notes of coffee, chocolate, liquorice and a dry finish with a certain coffee bitterness. Thin body, dry, with a generous coffee bitterness. Definitely a bit thin, but tasty and nice.
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
4th September 2010. Brodies Beer Fest at their Brewpub - King William IV in Leyton.
Opaque black beer. Light dry palate. Lightly roasted malt. A little hop bitterness - orangey and grapefruit. Finishes dry. Nice light crisp stout with a good flavour for it’s low abv.
BeerViking (3471) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2011 Beautiful pour - black with a fine beige head. The initial taste is intensely dark chocolate with a hint of raspberry, the body is dry and malty, then a dry aftertaste with hints of smoke. Astoundingly good for the ABV. Re-rate on 22-10-11, lots of grass and citrus hops on the nose, light roasty body with hints of tart red fruit and cocoa, clean hoppy finish, quite excellent but reminiscent more of a black IPA than a stout.