allmyvinyl (3371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Lady Grey’s, Newcastle. Pours dark brown, near black, with a big tan head. Big roasted aromas, coffee and plum jam. Taste has a good roasty bitterness, with some smoke coming through. Creamy texture and long finish. Very nice.
mR_fr0g (3139) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint on cask at the harp London. Dark brown colour with a loose light brown head. Aroma is c hop and twigs soft roast. Flavour is really more a black IPA. Plenty of american hop in the flavour. Soft non offensive roast malt. Really nice drinkable drop.
jaghana (3920) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - SEP 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33cl from Mondial. A dark beer with low head, almost nothing. Nose is on chocolate and caramel. Aroma is on dark chocolate creamy chocolate, easy drinkable, medium creamy body, nice finish just on chocolate with good duration, good stout, some smoked notes at the finish.
Jado (529) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From 330 ml bottle. Pours a dense black with maybe a slight red highlight at the edge and a small tan head that dissipates almost completely. Aromas of cocoa nibs, coffee beans, burnt caramel and dark fruit (currants and raisins). Taste starts off with soft fruit like stewed plums before a firm roasted bitterness kicks in, bringing dark chocolate and black coffee notes. The bitterness slips away to a chocolatey finish. Light fruity aftertaste. Pretty darn good.
leaparsons (8092) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Near black with a beige head. Aromas are roast coffee with blackberries and toffee. Yeasty with earthy notes and oak barrel. Gentle smokiness with burnt toast and some oiliness. Flavours are molasses with dark cherries and earthy roast coffee. Plummy with dark chocolate bitterness and pithy citrus rind. Very solid for it’s strength.
Bragesnak (5387) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
YNWA, Kolding, DK.
Black with off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt. Flavor with coffee and spices.
Garrold (1336) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from the brewery. Possibly the last, as it seems 330ml’s are to become the standard. A stout that belies its strength. Good stuff, but I drank it too cold and didn’t have the patience to let it come round!
superflyguy (428) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
looks and smells good. lightly roasted coffee and raisins.
slightly let down by a thinnish texture.
cask. north bar. leeds
wimpyjoe (3908) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Almost black with a thick creamy head. It has little taste and only a small roasted aroma, but its texture makes it more than drinkable.
larsga (6218) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small brown head. Opaque black body. Perfumy vanilla cocoa aroma with roasty notes. Dry-sweet roasty coffee taste with earthy cocoa notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, smooth mouthfeel. Dry resiny roasty coffee aftertaste with earthy vanilla notes. (0.5l bottle, from House of Trembling Madness, York.)