Erzengel (4454) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Many thanks to Sean for this bottle! Very smooth and intense beginning. Creamy, easy to drink but still deep. Smooth and soft with a great chocolate bitterness. The aftertaste is smooth, milk chocolate, fresh and easy to drink! Great!!
mr_h (3239) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Aldi Supermarket - opaque very dark brown, thin tan head, chocolate, coffee aroma, no lacing, sweet, oily, chocolate and coffee with a hint of vanilla, good carbonation
BeerViking (2818) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, near-black with a big coarse tan head - quite gassy. Nose has cocoa, a touch of tobacco, body is dry-creamy, with roast malts, cocoa, liquorice, a touch of prune, a faint metallic mineral note, dry-bitterness. Interesting!
Theydon_Bois (10571) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle on the train from Edinburgh (thanks to an IP trade with Craig Garvie) - 08/12/12.
Mid black with a thin tan head that escapes to the edge and leaves a film.
Nose is dark roast malt, touch of chocolate, dark toffee notes, dark sugars.
Taste comprises roast malts, liqourice, mineral tones, pinch of chcocolate, touch of molasses.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation leading to a dry finish.
Stuu666 (4614) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at SRAF. Pours black, nose is coffee, chocolate, taste is sweet chocolate, coffee, bitter.
ianwelby (581) - SCOTLAND - DEC 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a thick, brown head. A malt/chocolate aroma and the taste is similar with a (obviously) strong chocolate taste. Surprisingly light, crisp finish makes for a very drinkable stout.
allmyvinyl (4809) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle shared with Ash - Cheers! Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of coffee and dark chocolate. Taste is more coffee, not enough chocolate or lactic sweetness going on for me. Best of theirs tried today though.
downender (6576) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On gravity at the Gryphon, Bristol. Near black with a sight, off-white head. Sweet, black treacle and chocolate aroma, with plenty of toasted malts. Flavour had more sweetness, alongside black coffee, some liquorice and a touch of dried fruit, before a lingering, dry finish. Good.
planky84 (2248) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at NWAF, 2013. Black pour with a beige head. Bonfire toffee, caramel and butterscotch aroma. Toffee and caramel flavour. Light, bitter approach. Nice.
AshtonMcCobb (3279) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle from the brewery.
Appearance - opaque black with a decent creamy head.
Nose - dark chocolate and a hint of coffee.
Taste - coffee and dark chocolate. Tiramasu.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly elegant finish.
Overall - a decent stout. The best from the range.