Towey1989 (1166) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Wilkes Head, Leek. A deep brown to black colour with a foamy tan head. Aroma of liquorice, some roasted malts, slight chocolate, a little plum and raisin, subtle banana and a little spice. Taste of roasted malts, plum, raisin, some liquorice, slight chocolate, subtle banana and a little spice. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A dry, lingering, roasted bitterness in the finish with some spicy liquorice in the aftertaste. Had this a while ago and enjoyed it at The Brunswick, Derby but didn’t rate it. Nothing as changed, a good roasted spiciness to this stout and very tasty. Good.
niquillis (2307) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Bird in Hand, Cheadle. Pours black brown with a tan head. Bit of cream, bitter light coffee, choc, lickadick, smooth. Decent.
ManVsBeer (6851) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask gravity @ Cannon Inn, Newton Poppleford. Extremely dark with a few bubbles for a head. Fairly strong tasting with a slightly soapy aroma and taste, but a few roasted malts are evident in the latter.
FatPhil (12181) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (Kingston Arms, Cambridge)
Lovely soft chocolatey roasty aroma. Almost black, ruby glints, persistent tight tan head. Some banana aspects, sweeties for Anna, but stringy for me. Taste has a lovely soft roast, and more of the banana strings. Very full body, soft and succulent. Slight drying aspect to the finish, quite burnt, but no astringency. A very solid stout porter.
YorkshireG73 (54) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @Victorian Beer Cafe Halifax. Bit of a weird one this, it’s like a blend between a stout, porter and a bit of black IPA. The taste is quite intense more like a craft beer. Sour sharpness brings through the porter style with hops and roast on the end.Thin mouthfeel. Not bad but I think this beer has tried too hard in one part but not asserted itself enough. Very much like a watery Manchester Star Ale.
BeerViking (3587) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravity at Kingston Beer Festival 2015, near-black with a lasting tan ring and aromas of smoky plum and liquorice. Rich and gently fruity, with liquorice and earthy bitterness. Dry and burnt-bitter finish with lasting liquorice notes.
Rune (9996) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, half at Brunswick Inn. Beige head to a rosewood coloured body. Rings of lace down the glass. Moderate dark malty nose, shades of liquorice. Mixed taste of chocolate and caramel. Well bodied. Nice. An extra point for its name (Derby 20.02.2015).
edsspoon (826) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gravity - very dark ruby red with a foamy brown head. Aroma of banana, vanilla and chocolate with a little yeast and toffee to complement. Taste of roasted malts, tar, burning wood and burnt toffee, shortly followed by caramel, vanilla, liquorice and brown sugar. Light bitterness to end. Medium body. Most excellent.
visionthing (4056) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at NWAF 2012. Very dark with a reddish hue and a bubbely off-white head. Aroma of dark fruits with hops, malt and some roasty notes and hints of alcohol. A bit sweet and fruity with a light bitterness in the finish. Decent enough. (2013-01-25)
cgarvieuk (19002) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cask at NWAF ... deep black ... thin tan head ...soft dark roast nose ... dark fruits ... soft chocolate .... little lactic sugers . soft sweetness ... touch of wheyness