Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark brown. Thin head. The aroma is chocolatey and cookieish. Soft, smooth and very chocolatey, with a lightly fruity character and a vague whiff of smoke in the finish.
Travlr (12260) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask hand pull at GBBF. Very dark maroon, brown head. Aroma of burnt Starbucks and chocolate. Taste is watery coffee. Needs more body.
Leighton (11315) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Pigs Ear BF 2012, London. Pours black-brown with a fine, beige foam head. Burnt brown bread nose. Light sweet flavor, some earth, toasted dark bread, faint cocoa. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Moderate cocoa finish, light roasted malts. Good balance. Decent brew.
Christian (11202) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with a small off-white head. Malty aroma with toffee and a hint of chocolate. Roasted aroma with coffee notes, and a thin ashy finish
rlgk (11026) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at GBBF 2011. Black beer, no head. Malty vanilla aroma, tar and chocolate, milk and some toffee. Roasted flavor, licorice, smoky, some soot.
madsberg (10308) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Dark brown coloured. Dense light brown head. Aroma. Caramel, sweetness, light roast. Flavour sweetness, light herbs, cocoa caramel. Medium bodied. ends roasted and sweet.
FatPhil (9405) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (GBBF2011, Friday)
Lovely milk chocolatey aroma. Rich roasty body, smooth and milky palaye. Gentle burntness, very tasty. Some gentle stale coffee in the finish. Anna thinks the finish is more chocolatey, but for me it’s milky coffee.
Theydon_Bois (9084) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Gravity Dispense at Pig’s Ear BF, London - 05/12/12.
Mid black with a thin tan head what clears to the edges.
Nose is cardboard, light roast malt, light soap, touch of rubber.
Taste comprises light roast malts, hint of chocolate, roast barley.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry finish.
Drinkable but very dull and uninspiring.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned handpump GBBF 2011. A black headless beer. A very dry smoky ashtray like aroma which like the taste is possibly overpoweringly dry. Ashy in the mouth too. Has good intentions but by far the dryest stout I think I’ve ever had, and it’s a struggle.
chriso (7396) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (handpump) at Great British Beer Festival, day 4 on 5 August 2011. Near black. Dry and smoky. Decent chocolate notes on the nose and palate with a little stewed coffee. Conspicuously accomplished and extremely satisfying. Mnouthfeel is maybe a touch light.