mr_h (1449) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask by handpump at Bon Accord, Glasgow - clear very dark brown near black, thin tan head, rich coffee aroma, sporadic lacing, roasted coffee flavour, dry, bitter coffee finish
hirigalzkar (1822) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ Akkurat. Heavy bitter and roasted coffee notes in aroma aswell as taste. Also some licorice. The creamy light texture smoothens and adds some drinkability. Nice!
Niller (98) - Hammel, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
cask at Catford Bridge Tavern, SE London. Dark brown to black with a thin head. Aroma is prominent roasted coffee and malts. Taste is premium coffee, dark ckocolate and hints of vanilla. Very nice smooth finish. Good tasty coffe stout.
Desverger (415) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
cask@Catford Bridge Tavern, SE London - Dark brown to black in colour with medium to thin head. Aroma and taste is prominent roasted coffee and malts, hints of vanilla and chocolate. Good stuff.
Finn (3090) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Southampton Arms, Gospel Oak 6 Nov 12. Svart. 0 skum. Ser ut som kaffe. Lukter kaffe. Smaker vassen kaffe. Ikke bra.
Rune (6125) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask, half-pint served in a mug at Southampton Arms. Jet black body. Shiny black surface. Slightly roasted coffee malts to the nose. Taste of cold coffee grounds supported by hints of chocolate. Thin bodied. Ok, a little disappointing, though (London, 06.11.2012).
Martin243 (478) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint at the Lady Grey Newcastle. Near black with a dense tan head. Unsuprising coffee aroma. Flavour of coffee grounds, but not in a bad way, and some cabernet at the back of the mouth. Slick mouthfeel. Nice.
AleTsar (1337) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ York Tap 1/11/12
Very dark brown, thin tan head, good lacing
Aroma of soft roasted malts, good quality coffee
Taste - nice smooth dark mellow roasted malts, soft premium coffee, touch of dark bitter chocolate, no hops, good flavour for abv
Palate - soft carb, thin to medium body, texture smooth and quite oily, good smooth dark malts. Finish as main flavour, smooth
Overall - This was a good, tasty coffee stout for the abv
RichTheVillan (845) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Birmingham Beer Fest 2012; Almost black colour, roast malt and chocolate aroma, shock horror this tasted a bit like a strong coffee with some hint of chocolate. Just a slight bit of hop bitterness towards the end. Slightly watery mouth feel. Very good stout.
Theydon_Bois (2957) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gravity dispense at the twelfth Twickenham Beer Festival - 18/10/12.
Mid black in appearance with a frothy tan head.
Big roast nose backed up with a great espresso aroma and a little smoke.
Rich roast malt taste with espresso in the background, caramelised sugar.
Medium bodied with a low level of carbonation lending towards a dry and bitter finish.
Excellent cask coffee stout, so much more life than the bottled version!