Leighton (6921) - London, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Tomer at CBC - Clerkenwell, London. Looks great. Pours thick black with a frothy, tan cream head. Moderate roasted dark malts in the nose. Medium sweet flavor, some bitter chocolate, perhaps a bit of fructose, modest earthy bitterness. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Light dryness on the finish with mellow char, cocoa, low bitterness. Very good stout, though I wouldn’t guess there was any orange involved.
tomer (1221) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - FEB 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with Leighton, many thanks, small creamy head, quite opaque brown colour, aroma of cinamon, light coffee and dark bread, flavour of dark bread and malt, cocoa, dirt and some ripe oranges in the back. A bit different, nice and easy.
harrisoni (10909) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask gravity at White Cliffs BF 2013. Black beer lasting tan head. Rich choc and strange medicinal aroma faint touch of choc and orange. Better in mouth bit of newspaper then interesting. Nutty. Strange odd different but good
erickok (2282) - Tours, FRANCE - DEC 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep black body and small tan lace. Fairly rich (for the abv) aroma, chocolate, candy, marzipan and resin. Taste is interesting, nice smooth bitterness and sticky dark malts. Mouth filling, for a 6,5 percent stout. Nice. (33cl bottle from Chris, thanks!)
kermis (2463) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared from Kris Wines. Pours black with a bubbly tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, orange and coffee. Flavour is moderate sweet and heavy bitter. Medium bodied with soft to moderate carbonation.
deanso (3185) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis.
Thin tan head. Clear thick pour. Nice bitter coffee taste. Nice brew.
BeerLuvver (34) - Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beautiful Beers. Pours black with dark thick head which stays forever. Scent of dark roasted malts and light orange zest. Taste is a bit weird at first where the orange seems to poke through the coffee and chocolate flavours. It is complex in that every sip tastes different. Some is more chocolaty, others are strong orange. Overall this beer is hugely satisfying and interesting to drink.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask at the Ely Winter Beer Festival, 2012. Pours a dark brown colour with a lacy light tan head. Aroma of orange, chocolate, caramel and alcohol. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and a dry finish. Mildly bitter. Nice.
thepegjett (1262) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A - molasses, chocolate and coffee
A - dark
T - light sour with roasted bitter
P - full
O - the bitter overpowers everything else
glendelberg (12) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle) Nice dark stout with a brown head, "chocolate orange" in the nose but not really any orange in the flavour just chocolate, coffee and malts.
Note: have had this on tap before now and remember getting a taste of the orange. Overall a tasty stout.