jamesie1857 (1493) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle - a black body with tan head, classic stout look, a very smoky cigar-like taste, with a little kick of vanilla and cocoa. Lingering bitter after taste.
MalcolmTucker (762) - SCOTLAND - JUL 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with a good lasting tan head. Aroma is smoke, coffee and chocolate. Flavour carries on from the aroma with more milk chocolate before a bitter coffee finish. Creamy mouthfeel. A very impressive stout.
shuggywuggy (2) - - JUN 18, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lovely dark Scottish thick stout. Great chocolate and coffee flavors with a licorice aftertaste. Great with dark meats. Not a session beer. Drink this on a cold winter night in front of an open fire and you can almost taste the Scottish highlands at Aviemore where it?s brewed. Try it with a whisky chaser, such as Bowmore, or some other peaty Islay malt.My favorite beer in the entire world.
Melker (220) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer looks great. Nice long lasting beige head. not much aroma, could be because of my cold tho. there are some coffee and a bit chocolate in there. light sweet taste and light body.
Kriegbaum (845) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 50 cl. Dark brown to black beer with a medium beige head of good duration. Aroma of hard roasted malt and brown sugar interesting notes of smoke and caramel. Sweet taste of roasted malt and brown sugar notes of smoke and caramel. Easy moderately bitter taste and aftertaste after hard roasted malt
Scopey (7643) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Dunnottar Wine and Spirits. It pours very dark brown, with a massive light tan head. The nose is roasted malt, smoke, milk chocolate and charcoal. The taste is caramel milk chocolate, roasted malt, charcoal, toffee, ash and a touch of smoke, with a dry-roasted finish. Sweetness balances out some background acidity. Easy drinking and flavoursome. A Scottish classic.
WeissGary (285) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very good Scottish stout from an amazing brewery! Black Gold has quite a chocolatey coffee aroma. A soft coffee and chocolate tasting drink with hints of a bitter aftertone. Quite a flat bodied beer with a thin head which dissipates fairly quickly.
Overall a fantastic beer, reasonably priced and easily found. This is a regular buy for me, I’d suggest checking it out if your into a nice heavy ale.
Kronebryg (1089) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very fine head, pitch black. black. light fruity nose with some bitter chokolate, black. nice but light. some body and length with chockolate and cofffee and expresso. Very fine for being so lightweight.
BlackHaddock (4274) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
April 2009: 500ml brown bottle with a life of 12 days left before it had to be drunk.
Poured into a Thistle shaped ’Gordon Finest Golden’ glass (twice).
Looked good on both pours at first, dark, very dark ruby red body with a tanned head that sadly faded fairly quickly to not even a full collar or wisp, shame really, because I like a good head on my beers no matter what style they are supposed to be.
Chocolate aroma at first, then liquorice and toasted maltloaf.
A little fizzy for a stout, and a bit thin in the mouthfeel too, but not unpleasant at all. All the aroma hints come out in the taste with a burnt dryness overcoming the initial sweet chocolate feel I detected.
Overall not bad, but it is obviously a lot better in its cask form because this wouldn’t have won ’Best Cask Beer of Scotland’ in 2005.
culchiem (2698) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black with a medium tan head. Aroma of toast and malty. Flavour is toast, slight burnt vanilla with a dry sweet finish