RichTheVillan (2868) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Wellington; dark mahogany red pour with a bubbly tan head, light coffee and fruit aroma, taste has instant coffee dark fruits, roast malts, light bitterness.
maeib (8711) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned handpump Criterion Leicester 13/03/14. A black beer with a little beige head. A fruity and roasty nose. Fruity with dry coffee in the mouth. A lingering finish. A tasty beer which I had down as a stout.
jmgreenuk (4334) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Wellington, Birmingham. Poured a dark mahogany with a big frothy tan head. The aroma is dry and peaty leading to a medium bitter flavour with lots of roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate. The palate is smooth but packed full of chewy flavours. The rating should be higher than it is IMO.
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask,hand pulled at The Welngton.12th march.Dark reddish brown pour with tin tan head.Malt and coffee aroma.Roast malt and coffee flavour with hints of chocolate.Reasonable tasting beer.
mike_77 (3115) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black colour. Aroma of burnt malts. Flavour has some quite sweet roasted malts and a touch of coffee. Quite light for a stout.
tommann (2714) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Wellington, Birmingham. Pours a dark ruby brown with a thin head. Aroma is bitter coffee with a hint of dark chocolate. Taste is all coffee. Strong, bitter finish.
madmitch76 (15068) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
16th August 2011
On tap at Craft Beer. Clear dark red - amber beer. Tidy suddy pale tan head. Light palate, low carbonation. Mild minerally dark malt with a very slight roast. Ok but somewhat insipid.
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Craft Beer Co. Pours a dark copper, with a small brown head. malty, syrupy. Didnt really enjoy this.
niquillis (812) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at Coachmakers Arms, Hanley. Pours black with a caramel head. Smokey start with a sweet fruity linger in the mouth. More of a stout than a bitter. Excellent.
Leighton (10958) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a soft, tan foam head. Lightly roasted malts on the nose with some dark fruits. Flavor is nice but really one-dimensional. Has some burnt wood, dark cane sugar, mild roast, light earth. Light to medium in body with fine carbonation. Finishes with modest roast, some sugary malts, light syrup and leafy bitters. Decent beer.