jmgreenuk (4634) - The Hague, - OCT 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Solihull Camra beer festival 2012. Dark almost black pour with a thin bubbly tan head. Big peaty smoky aroma with a nice malty medium sweet flavour, but little bitterness and no chocolate or liquorice. This beer has a big aroma and I was expecting more behind it, but it wasn’t there. However, it’s different enough to make me want another, so that must be a complement!
jjsint (834) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Rushden Historical Transport Society Club. Dark brown with a tan wispy head. Aroma of Ovaltine, honey, oak and hazelnut with a bit of corn.
Sweet-sour initial taste gives way to a bittersweet flavour in the finish. Medium body, slightly bitter aftertaste. More coffee, a bit of vinegar. Not bad.
jamesie1857 (1424) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at Travellers Inn, Apperknowle - Deep black body, firm lacing white top. Smoky coffee and malts nose, long bitter sweet caramel taste and finish, notes of liquorice, bitter chocolate and blackcurrant along the way. Smooth mouthfeel, not a bad stout.
wimpyjoe (4183) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with a bubbly head, has light roasted coffee notes and a very mild flavour. Less than medium body but easy to drink.
Grumbo (606) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask handpull at the excellent Seven Stars, Bristol. Almost black, with an off white head. Very rich flavour - it has a mild liquorice and smokey treacle chocolate aroma. Very enjoyable!
ladnewton (1439) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the Cambridge Blue, Cambridge on 6th September 2012. Black with pale brown foam ring and scant lacing. Coffee aroma with roastie malts. Rich roastiness in-mouth along with coffee and freshly-baked biscuits. Malty end with biscuit notes and coffee. Velvety and mildly textured mouthfeel. Superb.
mike_77 (3269) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of bitter, burnt malts and a little smoke. Flavour is dry and woody at first with bittersweet malt, cocoa and coffee coming through too.
downender (6391) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol May 2012. Jet black with a slight tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate and black coffee. Mouth feel was a bit thin, with more chocolate, a touch of berry sweetness and dryish finish. Ok.
tombyars (1389) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - NOV 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
First tasted this in The Three Judges, Glasgow in October 2006. Cask, handpump dispense. Dull black in colour with a thin buff head. Slight mocha coffee note in the long aroma. Smooth creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Dark malts give a strong roasted grain note which then fades to give strong black coffee, bitter chocolate and burnt toast. No sign of fruit or caramel notes in this. Not too dry in the short bitter aftertaste but a liquorice note creeps in at the finish. Not as complex in range of flavours as some of the other 4.6% stouts that are out there.
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A - roasted coffee and chocolate
A - dark with lasting head
T - slight sweet and bitter
P - full and soft
O - o.k.