ianwelby (625) - SCOTLAND - APR 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle from Trickling Tap in Grantham) Opaque black stout with a reddish tinge and a thick bubbly, off-white head. Aroma is light and fruity, presumably the blackberry. Flavour has that blackberry flavour as an edge, off-setting the main flavour which is chocolatey malt. Quite a rich beer too which is nice as sometimes the fruity ones can end up feeling a bit ’thin.’ The fruit is perfectly balanced too.
Towey1989 (302) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Holy Inadequate, Etruria. A deep brown to black colour with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, sweet blackberry, chocolate, some coffee and a little sourness. Taste of roasted malt, chocolate, blackberry, maybe plum, subtle coffee and again, some sourness. Medium bodied and a smooth texture. A smooth, fruity finish. A nice stout with roasted malt, bitterness and some fruit sourness.
Stuu666 (5538) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pours deep brown nose is roasted, fruity, taste is thin, sweet roast, light fruit.
MrBlueSky93 (326) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe.
Sweet from the Blackberry juice, roasted malts, chocolate and a slightly milky, lactic touch. Lovely!
Leighton (13189) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle on the train during the Isle of Wight Jolly. Pours rich brown with a creamy khaki head. The aroma has light diaper, tangy dark malts, grapes. Light sweet flavor with mild brett infection, slight roasted malts, dried and leathery fruits. Light bodied with average carbonation and creamy texture. Nice, lightly bretty finish with soft earthy bitterness, cocoa, leather and burnt grass. Good one, albeit perhaps not altogether as intended.
niquillis (1427) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at Congress, Longton - 3/10/14. Pours black with tan head. Very smooth easy drinking stout with hints of coffee and cream. Very nice.
Theydon_Bois (11410) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle on the IOW Jolly Day outward train tasting, thanks to JF, 24/08/14.
Light black/extremely dark mahogany brown with a well appointed tan covering.
Nose is soapy, light malt, faint berry fruits, not great.
Taste comprises red berry fruits, dark malt, light roasted tones, faint cocoa, tangy fruit, lactic tang.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close.
SlackerMads (1929) - DENMARK - SEP 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Train bottle. Dark brown close to black with a medium sized diminishing tan head. Lots of berries, dark malts, hay, grass, brett or wooden earthy? Light/medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, medium sweet and light bitter. Soft and pleasant, easy going.
martynhall20 (15) - Hounslow, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Large frothy dark tan head, long lasting. Very dark colour, almost black. A sweet aroma of blackberries but also a light smokey smell, the kind that your clothes smell of after a BBQ. The initial taste is sweetness, but its the dry bitter taste that lingers for longer. You can taste the blackberries, but its certainly not overpowering. Good mix of berries and roast flavours. I like this a lot, its a beer with a difference without being other the top.
Ferris (6745) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Slight sour blackberry and some light roast. Jet brown with a decent brown head. Some malty roast, slightly acidic and some yeasty notes. Interesting.