DJMonarch (9153) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Stillage at the Lowes Arms, Denton 23/07/2004
Black colour with some alcohol. Slightly rich on the palate. Bitter roast finish with a little dryness.
TomSpears (65) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Kings Arms as usual. A good stout as stouts go. Black as yer ’at and twice as tasty. All the usual suspects.
Gazza (726) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Jet black in colour, and it has a sharp, roasty and camp-fires like smokiness to it but also a lot of roast, liquoricey and surprisingly juicy maltiness. A bit smoky for me, but not a bad beer. (Cask @ Lowes Arms, Denton)
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask@St Albans BF. Pretty tarry and bitter stuff. Lots of coffee and dark chocolate, rich flavour, tasty stuff.
chriso (7254) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An intense black, rich, coffee accented stout. As others have noted, licorice, roast malt and bitter chocolate are also in evidence. Sumptuous, smooth, mouthfeel. Excellent stuff that bodes well for this new brewery. Cask (gravity dispense) at St Albans Beer Festival 2004.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - OCT 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gravity, at the St. Albans Beer Festival, 2004
Engine oil black with a rich smooth head. Silky and very roasted. I’ve written it again ’Silky’. It must have been the clearest impression in what was rapidly becoming a losing battling, what with Joeh insisting on try all the worlds strongest beers again. Maniac.
maeib (7542) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - St Albans Beer Festival. A rich chocolate treacle aroma to this black stout. A chewy roasty taste with lots of malt and some good licquorice notes.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Conditioned @ the Saturday session, St Albans Beer Festival 2004. Beer #21. Stout. Buttery, roasty, evident alcohol and pretty rich. Quite nice.