hopscotch (10557) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at David Copperfield's in NYC...
Pitch black with emerald highlights. Sure there's a touch of vanilla and chocolate in the nose, but overall, the aroma is of second run espresso grounds. Well-balanced flavor. Tastes just like it smells... coffee grounds. A touch bland. Medium-bodied with a dry mouthfeel and light carbonation. Lengthy, bitter, dry finish. Really good stout!
KimJohansen (10411) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with medium beige head. Sweet aroma with loads of coffee and roasted malt. Flavor likewise with bitter chocolate and dry bitter end.
rosenbergh (10000) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Kitty’s, Helsinki, Finland.
Black colour with foamy tan head.
Mild roasted malt and lots of coffee in aroma.
Some goes with flavour plus some hops added.
I’m not huge fan of coffee but I tried. Couldn’t finish. Sorry.
Camons (9826) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Southampton Arms, London. Pours very dark brown with a small light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, espresso. Flavor is malts, dry roasted espresso, coffee beans. Thin to medium body, soft carbonation. 180913
jercraigs (9681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2010-08-01. Very dark brown black body with a small beige head. Aroma of cold espresso or coffee, and and odd note of mushy peas, muted dusty malt. Flavour has similar cold coffee/espresso character, roast with light ashen character, light bitterness throughout. Muted malts below. 5+ Average palate. Not awful but very much not to my tastes. Cask at Market Porter, London
leaparsons (9677) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, Newark Fest 07. Very dark with a small head. Aromas are roast coffee with dry, earthy notes. Flavours are fresh black coffee with some grainy aspects. Some hints of sulphur with a bitter, bitter finish. No better than the bottled version.
Fin (9356) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at Merton Beer Festival Sat 18th Feb. Definately smells like espresso and those coffee beans were very much in evidence with each slurp but in some casesgetting things right ’less is more’ and I personally think that they had ovedone it a bit on the coffee front and it had taken over a bit too much, a litle bit less would have seen a marked improvement. Although it was very dark it did lack a little something in the appearance that a can’t quite put my finger on but that you get with some stouts. Its small head didn’t hang around for long but the burnt roasted coffee taste did. Not at all bad but could have been so much better with a bit of tweaking on those coffee beans.
JoeMcPhee (9268) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Rattle N Hum. Deep black pour. The nose is absolutely loaded with coffee character. There is a little bit of light roasted malt as well. The flavour is of coffee, coffee, and more coffee. Very, very bitter and very thin-bodied as well. It has a thin, fairly acidic character as well. I can’t say I’m really a fan of this one.
allmyvinyl (9244) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Brigantes, York. Near-black pour, thin tan head. Nice coffee aroma, good coffee taste. Clean finish, decent.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask Stillage at the GBBF, Kensington Olympia 05/08/2004
Black and slightly rich on the palate. Bitter lasting coffee roast finish.