kermis (9070) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Euston Tap. Pours clear red brown with a tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, fudge, lactose. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
s_hartshorne (2571) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle rhythm +booze. Pours with a thin tan head soon turns to a slight ring around glass. Colour v dark ruby. Aroma is very strong hot chocolate great! Taste is Sweet coco with vanila and roasted bitter finish. Low carbonation medium body. Very nice beer like a before bed drink when uve run out of cadburys hot choc!
mR_fr0g (7837) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Keg Euston tap. As yorkshire blackout. Dark caramel red colour with a thin off white grey head. Aroma is sweet caramel coffee syrup , kamp coffee. Flavour is caramel , biscuit malt with sweet coffee extract. Feels a bit fake. A bit stale. Medium light body.
Leighton (17225) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the Euston Tap - London. Pours brown with a foamy, beige head. Lots of slightly artificial chocolate powder in the aroma, perhaps some coffee. Medium sweet flavor with sugary milk chocolate and subtle roasted malts. Light to medium bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Sweet finish with a bit of earthy bitterness and more semi-artificial cocoa. So so.
danlo (2150) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Black ruby-brown tinged colour, foamy beige head leaving alittle lacing and strong aroma of rich cocoa chocolate drink powder with hints of malt & raisins. Taste is chocolatey malt with fruity raisin & roasted notes plus some lingering bitterness. Fairly watery light bodied, low carbonation, roasted bitter finish. OK.
SarkyNorthener (3792) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black beer with red hues. A medium head that dissipates to a ring around the edge of the glass. An aroma of cocoa and vanilla is quite strong. The taste is cocoa, some bitter hops, lactose and roasted malts. The beer is more like a schwarzbier in texture. Very good beer.
BlackHaddock (5648) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml Bottle conditioned: BBD 7th Aug 2013, poured at home some 8 days earlier into an ’Abbot Ale’ glass tankard.
Lovely black colour with a full and lasting beige head.
Chocolate esters and tastes rule the brew completely, rich and creamy feel to the whole brew: a chocolate orange flavour arrives as the beer warms in the glass, which sets it apart from other Porters I’ve tried.
Really enjoyed this beer, my fourth and final bottle during a ’random tasting evening’ I undertook with myself.
larsga (7077) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium beige head. Clear brown body. Strong perfumy vanilla and cocoa aroma, fairly simple. Sweet vanilla and cocoa taste, very strong, with spicy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish cocoa and vanilla aftertaste with earthy notes. Weird. A very simple and straightforward flavour, and quite strong, too, but no special ingredients. Nice, but a bit one-dimensional. (0.5l bottle, from Clarke’s, Whitby.)
Cunningham (6456) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
What a rare brew. Black as The Night, with a small beige head. More or less like floating chocolate. Actually a quite nice and pleasant brew!
[On tap as Great Yorkshire - Blackout at Sheffield Tap (Free house) in Sheffield, England]
Theydon_Bois (15554) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the Euston Tap - 29/10/12. Now re-branded as Great Yorkshire - Blackout Stout. Still at 5% ABV.
Very dark mahogony brown approaching black with a decent off white head. Good lacing ensues.
Light roast malt on the nose with a touch of chocolate in the background.
Tastes of chocolate pudding, light malts, a touch earthy.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation leading to a smooth roasty finish. Decent enough stout/porter.