Niall73 (908) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. bb 12/14. Pours a dark brow/black with a thin head. Nutty, choc, coffee and treacle aroma. Light to medium body, mild carbonation. Pretty lifeless and a little thin. Light coffee, chocolate, grass, a little lemon, wood. Not great.
Garrold (601) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Archer Road Beer Stop, Sheffield. Very dark, clear, chestnut brown. Halo of off white head. Red fruit. Cocoa. Hint of soy sauce. Taste is dry. Light bitterness. Palate is fairly thick. Some chewiness. Finish is ash dry and salty bitter. Plenty going off.
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Darkish brown, beautiful fluffy head. Sweetish, a little thin and husky, vaguely nutty. Not great - the elements don’t come together.
Erasmus_ro (1139) - Alabama, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown, close to black but not the industrial oil, imperial stout level. Not much of a head. You really have to work to get anything to appear and when it does, it is large-bubbled and beige. Aroma is roasted malts, somewhat coffee, quite a bit of oat. Lightly sour and light dark berries as well as light liquorice. Taste is semi-sweet. Quite a bit of roast and oats, some coffee. Light touch of liquorice. Medium with not much carbonation; not completely flat, but very little of it really.
john44 (330) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Half Pint at White Horse Old Ale Festival 2013, Parsons Green, London in Nov 2013 - Dark Brown in colour. Malty; roasty malts, oaty, coffee, caramel, some chocolate. Fruity; dark fruit. Sweetish roasty malty throughout. Very drinkable. Decent.
maeib (8286) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 28/12/13. A black beer with an off-white head. A nice sweetish but lightly roasted malty nose to this stout. Oatmeally notes in the mouth. Good malts. A little sweetness. Quite tasty.
evergreen0199 (1750) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at White Horse Old Ale fest 2013, Parsons Green, London. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a medium beige head on top. Roasty, malty, dark fruit aroma. Tastes malty, oaty, slight dark fruit.
BeerViking (1997) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2013 Cask at the Magpie, near-black with an off-white ring of foam, chocolate and a little coffee on the nose, body is sweetish with roast malt, treacle, winey hints, a little coffee and milk chocolate, and then a treacley slightly burnt-bitter finish. Nice (7-3-7-4-15). Re-rate at Pig’s Ear 2013, deep black-brown with a coffee crema. Vinous, lightly plummy and tart, touches of smoke and treacle, faint cocoa, delicious.
Jimmythespoon (437) - CYPRUS - SEP 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Really surprised by low rating here. Great chocolatey aroma. Light drinkable body. Very little head. Great beer.
planky84 (1866) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Oddbins, Blackheath. Black pour with a beige head. Coffee roast, chocolate and some dark fruit aroma. Lots of coffee in the the flavour nicely balanced by some chocolate and caramel. Roasty finish. Quite nice.