Beese (2561) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle from the Red Squirrel Chesham Brewery Shop. Poured a clear, very down brown with a dense beige head. Saccharine aroma; Hershey bars, vanilla ice cream and powdered sugar. Flavours are similarly insipid, more chocolate, condensed milk and sweet cake. Finish brings in a little roasted quality, but it’s no where near enough to off-set the sweetness. If you like them sweet, then you may enjoy, but personally this is undrinkable.
jj0076 (31) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had no idea that cropton brewery had changed its name to great Yorkshire, but this beer is just fantastic.
jackafholmes (994) - - APR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2015 Bottle from blacker Hall farm (Denby dale). Beautiful aroma of chocolate and toffee. Taste doesn’t quite live up to the smell, but not bad, quite a deep and savoury flavour, not much bite or bitterness though. Dark brown in colour and the head didn’t last long. On keg its better. Chocolate really sings and the body silky and moreish, ive upped my rating slightly.
sdmmb (1634) - USA - JAN 19, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drunk from 50cl bottle. Dark black stout. Strong malty chocolate flavour but not over powering.
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jmgreenuk (7327) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Euston Tap. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is big chocolate creamy milk lactose. The flavour is light bitter light sweet with a watery malt chocolate hop fudgy palate. Fully bodied with flat carbonation.
kermis (9986) - 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 (2579) - 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 (8518) - 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 (18075) - 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 (2400) - 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.