DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Handpump at the Harlequin, Sheffield 17/08/2007
Roast aroma. Small white head. Dark red coloured and smooth on the palate with a crisp and slightly dry roast finish.
maeib (8286) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned - handpump - Merchants Inn, Rugby. A black beer with off-white wisps of head and lace. The aroma is heavy on the coffee with roasty malts and a bit of smoke. Same in the taste. Quite sweet/smoky. Decent.
leaparsons (7671) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask, Melton Fest 07. Very dark brown with red and a small head. Aromas are toffee and chocolate malts with mollasses and a light roast, smoky character. Flavours are roast malts with sweet caramel and mollasses. Dry on the finish. OK.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A Mes rate: Cask @ PBF. More like a porter than a stout. Bit too mello in the nose. Nothing much going on, like something much paler. Good stouty looks with a ton of lace. Creamy milk chocolate in the mouth. Lots of malt. Almost like a Horlicks. Fruity finish.
DruncanVeasey (6810) - NUNEATON, Top 4, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2007 At the brewtap, and back home from a flagon of takeout. Nose of charcoal, lurking earthy hops, slight beefiness. Inky pitch measure with a tan collar. Glugging, thick and creamy. Satisfying, well-attenuated stout with deep black chocolate and vague lactic touches, especially fresh from the barrel. Smoke, hops, chocolate, toffee. Very nice.
Rastacouere (6106) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear reddish to prune colour. Fine nitro-like head. Red liquorice and coffee nose make for a rather weird and sugary blend. The cherry undertones afterwards appear fitting in this would be stout. Smooth and creamy body. In the end, the softness of the roast and general lightness paired with the accentuated fruits make it feel more like a mild.
downender (5842) - 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.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask in 3 Judges. Aroma is roasty black malt, hints of sweet chocolate but not enough to make it great. Taste is quite thin, again the roastyness is the main character, but a sweetness is tryign to come though.
RichardGretton (4154) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Stout with a lightly coffee aroma and a watery stout flavour. Overall a plain watery stout.
DanielBrown (3600) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2004
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hand pulled at the Anchor, Birmingham. Dirty head, like net curtains yellowed by cigarette smoke. Coffe flavour mainly through a concentrated burst in the centre of the mouth. Hints of tropical fruit to begin with. Stodgy mouthfeel and a longish finish. This is OK, but a little unleavened.