ladnewton (1487) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the Southampton Arms, London on 6th August 2011. Ink-black with pale brown head. Inch of rich initial lacing then sporadic and patchy. Rich roast malts aroma; touch of fruitcake. Fresh ground coffee, smoky touch and roasted malts in liquid. Lasting bitter finish and plenty of coffee notes. Thick, full-mouth texture. Excellent.
dEnk (4052) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma is liquorice, mocca, roast. Really big and dark for the abv. Flavour is mocca, roast and liquorice. Nice one.
mkel07 (3731) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique. Rating from 2013. Poured with a large creamy head of foam atop a dense black body. Full mouthfeel.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Nina’s. A black stout with a thick tan head. Looks great! Aroma of roasty malt, coffee and chocolate. Flavours of roasty malt again upfront with coffee grounds and chocolate to finish. Moderate carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. Nicely bitter also. Lovely.
sic1314 (3812) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a deep brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of roast malt, burnt coffee grinds and dark chocolate. Full body, flavour as per the aroma, well balanced with a hint of liquorice.
BeerViking (2689) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask at the Magpie, near-black with a clingy mid-coarse beige head and aromas of bitter cocoa and a little coffee and plum. Rich and winey, yet dry and bitter with hints of smoke and liquorice. Gorgeous.
witthatsbier (286) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 9, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
aroma malty grainy coffee chocolate
taste sweet then dry with coffee dark chocolate
smooth thick with a dry long finish
CanIHave4Beers (3362) - 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. It’s 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. It’s chocolaty in a sort of dark chocolate way. It’s 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.
Beese (2560) - 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.
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2013 bottle at home sep 2013 ... deep black ... smalll tan head ... soft chewy chocolate roast nose ... soft creamy malts ... soft chocolate ... bitter roast ... little coffee ... soft bitter coffee ...3.8
cask a the bow ... dark black ... small tan head ... soft mellow dark chocolate roast ... mellow soft chocolate roast ... soft chocolate ... mellow and smooth ... mild chocolate ... full and rounded.
Earlier Rating: 1/1/2012 Total Score: 3.8
RBESG 2011 day 1... deep black ... thin tan head ... soft sweet roast malt nose ... bitter chocolate malts ... dark roast ... light bitter hop finish...