tommann (2294) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Wagon and Horses, Halesowen. Pours black with a thin head. Aroma is dry, roasty and yeasty. Taste is dry and roasty, with some coffee on the finish.
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
This fluffy Stout offers dark chocolate, coffee beans and blackberries moving effortlessly into a tandem of roastiness and resinous hops.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy sheet of foam covers the darkness.
-The roasted malt finish lingers nicely.
-This is the perfect middle ground between very drinkable and very flavorful.
-The mouthfeel was rich yet airy.
On cask at The Raven, Bath.
SarkyNorthener (1083) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@StMatthews, Walsall. Black beer with a frothy head. Aroma of coffee. Taste is Coffee, sour fruits and roasted malts. Medium bodied. Decent
Theydon_Bois (5278) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Merchants Inn, Rugby, 17/04/13.
Light black with a medium sized tan head that retains well. Excellent full glass lacing follows.
Nose is roast malt, touch of chocolate, dark fruits, light smoke.
Taste comprises bitter roast malt, dark chocolate, molasses, dark fruit.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry finish with some roasty bitterness.
Decent enough stout.
mjs (3998) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Cask at Pikkulintu, 20130220) The beer poured black. Its head was smalll, long lasting, white and sparse. Aroma had roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were roasted malts, coffee, creaminess, chocolate and bitterness. Aftertaste was roasty and bitter. A good stout with a bit too harsh bitterness in the aftertaste.
mr_h (2086) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask by handpump at Bon Accord, Glasgow - clear dark brown, thin bubbly beige head, roasted malt and coffee / chocolate aroma, similar flavours, dry finish, bitter aftertaste
Gary (1207) - Rochester, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2012 (cask @ Unpnor Castle ) A nice ’ dry stout ’ , a compact delivery of mild roasted flavour . Im not the worlds biggest fan of low boozed stout , i drink this and want the alcohol turned up more robustly . Dry coffee notes , some dark tangy fruit(i got currants) and some bitter chocolate-round up a reasonable stout.
thepegjett (1261) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A - light medicinal with full roasted chocolate
A - dark with little to no head
T - light sweet with full roasted bitter
P - full and dry
O - o.k.
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - DEC 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at cloisters. Dark brown, red highlights, creamy off-white head. Mild dark chocolate, coffee, slightly tangy fruit. Savoury palate, ashy, dark chocolate, herbal spiced finish. Not bad at all.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a dark brown colour with a thick, light tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and caramel. Similar flavours with roasty malt upfront and a nice dry, chocolatey finish. Moderate carbonation and tasty.