Scopey (7054) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Claret, Addiscombe. It pours near black with a medium tan head. The nose is roasted malt, toast, salted caramel and cocoa. The taste is roasty, toasty sugars, coffee grinds, cocoa, some underlying caramel sweetness and charred earth with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. A sold stout all-round and rather drinkable.
Osprey87 (1798) - WALES - APR 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught Brixton. No head. Watery texture but doesn’t taste watery, some dark fruits and spice. Is drinkable and light but not too exciting.
Theydon_Bois (9084) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Wenlock Arms, 21/02/13.
Mid black with a thin bubbly tan head that retains well.
Nose is a little thin, roast malt, light background hoppage, dusting of cocoa, metallic notes.
Taste comprises roast malts, leather, molasses, light cocoa, sugars.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation - a little prickly, dry in the finish.
jackl (4671) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ CPK. The pour’s deep brown with a small, frothy off-white head. The nose is toasted nuts, some milk chocolate, brown bread, autumn leaves. The taste is strong chewy malts. Plenty of caramel, toffee, cocoa. Light milk chocolate and brown sugar sweetness. Nice balance, slightly dry and bitter on the finish. Medium body, smooth. Overall, a really solid effort. Good stuff.
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
20th February 2012
On tap at CP&K. Opaque black - brown beer, small tan head. Light dry palate. Sweet dark malts. Minerals and subtle fruits underneath. Coffee streak. Whisper of bubblegum toward the semi dry finish. Fresh and quite complex and eminently suppable!
EdKing (1903) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask in Craft Beer Co. Black with off white head. Nose is ale fruity, instant black coffee, caramel malt, bit of sulphur, possibly touch on the turn. Taste is cold black coffee, caramel, fruity hops. It’s a little too watery. Sweetish caramel fruity finish.
BeerViking (2553) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity at Battersea beer festival 2012, tawny black with a clingy off white head, malty nose with hints of coffee, demerara and red fruit on palate, dry yet fruity finish. Somewhere between a bitter and a porter.
Sigmund (5179) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Harp, London. Very dark colour, nearly black, reddish in the highlights. Low tan head. Moderate roasty aroma, hints of coffee and dark chocolate. Soft and smooth mouthfeel. The flavour is roasty with coffee notes, medium dry. Decent enough.
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask real Ale 0.5l GLASS. Mild coffeyish nose. Pale beige head (7mm). Dark black colour. No sweetness. Slightly coffeish. average hoppy taste. Nice colour. A good dry stout.
wollyBUG (5) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2011 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask at the Gallowe Bird Public House. Fresh hops in the smell with a coffylike malty body. The off white head with big bubbbles lasts long. Refreshing mouthfeel and a good thirst quencher. One of the hoppiest stouts I’ve had. Brilliant.