dantheman278 (1358) - - 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.
Don2711 (37) - - FEB 17, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2014 Lovely chocolate taste. Looks good and with a good strength to it. Definitely will drink again.
Beese (939) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 31 January 2014. Poured black with a dense, creamy tan head. Aroma of dark malt, prunes and some earthy bitterness. Pretty full mouth feel, smooth texture. Dark chocolate, dried fruit and some cinnamon. Finish was slightly smoky with burnt malt and cocoa.
RichTheVillan (1926) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at JDW Bishop Vesey; dark brown pour with a creamy tan head, chocolate and coffee aroma, taste has roasted malts, hints of coffee and chocolate nice smooth mouthfeel and a moderate bitter finish.
WeissGary (275) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at JDW Counting House, Glasgow. Brown frothy head, black body, light milky and smokey beer with cridp coffee notes. Dependable ale; inoffesensive and easy going.
jmgreenuk (3236) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Playhouse, Colchester.poured a clear dark brown with a bubbly light tan head. The aroma is dry malt and light smoke. The flavour is medium bitter with a smooth malt liqourice hop bitter palate and a long bitter finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
BlackHaddock (3161) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hand-pulled half-pint in The Station Inn, Oakengates on 6th Dec 13.
Black and Stout like (what a surprise): Almost Jet Black in fact with a thin tanned foam covering.
Malty, dark chocolate nose and taste: semi-bitter front and back, nice almost burnt feel to the flavour: a decent Stout on all counts.
tommann (2431) - 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 (7482) - 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 (1304) - 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 (6459) - 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.