Hanoi (462) - Greater Manchester, - MAY 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Nose is smoke, treacle, brown sugar touch of espresso at the base. Taste follows the nose with smoke, leading to dates, a little cocoa and dark fruits. The mouthfeel is too thin.
It’s a reasonable stout that verges on the porter in places.
jmgreenuk (4988) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a clear dark brown with a bubbly off white head. The aroma is smoky roasted malt, light caramel. The flavour is medium to light bitter with a dry earthy mineral malt bitter light smoky liqourice palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Leighton (11890) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Ship & Mitre - Liverpool. Pours clear, rich brown with a tight, creamy beige head. Nice roasted malt nose with accents of coffee and milk chocolate. Light sweet flavor with ashy roast, charred meat, mild earthy bitterness, cocoa, dark read. Light bodied with fine, caressing carbonation. Pretty well balanced to finish with more ash, burnt toast, baking cocoa, dried blackberry. Nice little stout.
undercurrent25 (1485) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a black colour, taste is of roast malts with quite a thin mouth feel, not a bad stout and very drinkable
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Le Gothique’s Halloween Beer Festival 2013. Poured a hazy dark brown with a thin beige head. Slightly smoky aroma with hints of caramel and molasses. Light roasty flavours, with orange peal and brown sugar. Finish is ash, coffee and maple syrup.
BeerViking (2689) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Magpie, as Lindow "The Black Lake". Choc and malt nose, dry fruity palate, wine and more dark chocolate, dry roasty faintly bitter finish.
imdownthepub (10654) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at The Pied Bull, Chester. Black with cream head. Darkly roasted malt flavours to the fore, bitter chocolate, some coffee, bitter and nicely dry. A very decent stout.