Christian (10781) - 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
Travlr (9999) - 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 (9874) - 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.
rlgk (9492) - 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.
FatPhil (8629) - 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.
maeib (8404) - 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 (7344) - 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.
Theydon_Bois (7005) - 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.
Skinnyviking (6387) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. High creamy and thick looking light brown head. Black body. Hard roasted malt cofee liquorice aroma. Tasty roasted malt coffee smoke liquorice flavor. A bit thin bodied but better than expected. Low carbonation, long finish.
rosenbergh (6105) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle. L3141. BB May/14. (K-Citymarket) Kouvola, Finland.
Dark reddish brown almost black colour with a small creamy tan head.
Roasted malt, mild coffee, sugary sweetness and lactose sweetness in the aroma.
The flavour is roasted malty with lots of coffee notes. Sweetness. Creamy. A bit watery. Too much coffee for me.