Scopey (8299) - 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 (1123) - 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 (4552) - 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 (2821) - 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
mr_h (3398) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle at home (12 Feb 12) - roast malt aroma, dark brown ale with a medium tan head, strong nutty roast malt flavour, smooth with a dry finish
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl, exclusive Scottish brewery, from Bierzwerg Greven, not complex Stout, malty/sweet and slightly roasted/spicy, yet easy to drink, balanced, clear, small head, nice brew
TheCametron (1951) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at room temperature. Pours dark brown with a generous tan head. Chocolate malt nose. Nice chocolate roast flavour with some acidity. Very delicious. Well carbonated. A fine beer.
Zita (5279) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
toast, roasty, black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, soft carbonation, light long bitter finish.
Hansen (7250) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark, black and clear. Has a light brown head, mostly lasting. Looks good. Sweet aroma, notes of lactic acid, faint roasted too. Moderate sweet flavor, light acidic, moderate bitter finish. Creamy texture and soft carbonation.