imdownthepub (12813) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask Conditioned at Banbury Beer Festival '04. Jet black with malty beige head. For me, this brewery gets better with every brew, this is a new beer for them and it is packed with dty chocolaty malts, richl roasted with a chalky, husky body. The body releases fruity notes as it warms in the mouth and has a long bitter nasal finish. Top quality beer.
omhper (22902) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled cask conditioned at Akkurat, Stockholm.
Dark black with small but persistant beige head. Sweet, soft and rounded. Creamy and very roasty with notes of licorice. Long, salty, very bitter finish. Delightful!
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 31, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, The Wenlock: With my London guide, Duff. Dusty black and emitting fantastic coffee and oat aromas. This carried through perfectly in the mouth with lots of coffee, oat-goodness, and a lovely lingering roastiness. Really nice flavours that are very well done indeed. Excellent.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Conditioned, at the Wenlock Arms, London.
Engine oil black with a thick, juicy brown head. Rich caramel and smooth, smooth toasted malt flavours. Very silky. The Wenlock was on fire this Sunday eve with 4 high quality rates and a fresh cask of Brewers Gold on, that was amazing as well. Consequently I was home late considerably fuller than I had planned.
harrisoni (16863) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2008 Cask gravity at London Drinker BF. Black beer with ruby edges and beige lasting head. Roasty, toasty aroma. Very chewy in the mouth, tarry and with tobacco flavours. Just a bit too severe for me. Dry finish 3.3/5.0
Re-rate at The Bull Hotel, Wrotham. Very choccy arooma, some cereal. Fullish and dryish malt in mouth. Good choccyness throughout. Finish has some tartness. Good, I like it.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (London Drinker 06): Black with a brown head. Breakfasty. Silky smooth mouthfeel. Sweet choc, toasty oats. Dry finish. Tasty stuff.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask@The Wenlock Arms, London. Me and Aarleks were kindly poured this before it came on tap. This was a very drinkable stout. Roasty and lightly bitter, yet remains quite soft. Not the biggest in body for a stout, but quite tasty none-the-less. Nice one.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (gravity dispense), London Drinker Beer Festival, March 2006. Very roasty, with plenty of coffee in the aroma. More deep malt o=in the flavour, with chocolate backup. Oatmeal stouts often have some residual sweetness, but not this one. Resoundingly dry, with a lasting, distinctly bitter finish. Light, but smooth, mouthfeel. I like it!
zeek (188) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rated wrong beer, confused with R&B Dark Star Oatmeal Stout!
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On nitro at their pub in Brighton. Looks like Guinness. Mild, burnt coffee aroma. Very smooth and fruity with acrid burnt mald and coffee flavors. Finishes clean and bitter. Nice.