Beese (1783) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the Red Squirrel Chesham Brewery Shop. Poured black, with a dense tan head. Aroma of molasses, grassy hops and treacle. Full, thick mouth feel. Initial flavours of black syrup, burnt sugar and dark malt. Finish was building, bitter hops, coffee and dry, roasted malt. Really full flavours for the comparatively low alcohol content.
Idiosynkrasie (3804) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Ruby red glowing darkest brown colour with small, creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, beige to tan head. Dark malty aroma has notes of mocha, cappuccino, a cautious smoky touch of bacon. Taste is dark malty with minimally bitter and sour-ish coffee notes, dry hints of dark chocolate; lasting, mildly bitter finish.
CanIHave4Beers (3262) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In bottle, labeled as Kinder Stout.
Pours a very nice dark brown (almost black) with a decent sized khaki head and good lacing on the glass.
The aroma has light coffe and lots of cocoa. Itís roasty & rich very mild yorguty lactic notes. Very inviting.
The flavor is fantastically roasty, with a nice level of grain bitterness that never takes things over the edge. Itís chocolaty in a sort of dark chocolate way. Itís got a light smokiness & is basically dry. The dark fruit is very mild and works nicely with an even more buried tartness for a subtle fruity character.
The palate is never thin at all & this passes as a nicely full bodied stout.
Enjoyable on all accounts, how I long for a 4.1% abv stout of this character brewed in my neck of the woods.
CraftyBeerTour (53) - Barcelon, SPAIN - MAR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 33cl bottle. Looks the part. "A deep brown-tinted black, with a thick creamy latte head". Agreed, totally. Aroma dominated by roast coffee, but that burnt edge is little less than "gentle" for me, but it has that lovely light silkiness in the mouth where some of that prune/plum fruit comes into play, providing a little juiciness in the middle. Very enjoyable drink.
Niall73 (1774) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at CBC Clapham. Pours a dark brown/black with an off white head. Slightly meaty, foody aroma. Medium body, mild carbonation. Light teriyaki, a hint of smoke, soy, a little grapefruit, licorice... Nice enough.
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SarkyNorthener (1947) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from chester beer and wine, chester. Black beer with medium tan head and some lacing. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Taste is bitter coffee, sour roasted malts, charcoal and a little chocolate. Good stuff.
EdKing (1869) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask in CBC Clapham. Opaque very dark brown to black, thin off white to tan head. Nose is very rich with lots of roasted malt, burnt malt, charcoal, cold fresh black coffee. Tate is bitter roasted malt and black coffee, some charcoal, dark chocolate. Roasted flavours really dominating. Body is lighter than many stouts, quite watery, but very good.
a_cross (600) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, ruby glow at the edges, zero head; aroma is treacly, a bit solvent-like; taste is roast malt, dark chocolate, raisins; bitter; very smooth; a good stout which punches way above its weight.
DarkSideOfBeer (45) - Padova, ITALY - JAN 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Una stout come si deve,senza gran ricami Ť perfetta e leggerissima da bere nonostante la presenza abbastanza massiccia di malti tostati e un ricamo di caffŤ, con una punta di affumicato appena percettibile la rendono una classica stout per qualsiasi occasione,veramente buona
Hanoi (394) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose is coffee, a little smoke, a little cream. Taste is strongly of burnt coffee, with smoke and a touch of cream leading to a very dry earthy finish. Mouthfeel is a little too thin.
Itís a very good example of an English stout, itís just hard to get too excited about.