leaparsons (7988) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, The Salmon, Leicester. Near black with a dense beige head. Aromas are blackberries and dark cherry with earthy coffee. Some cream with some tart funkiness. Dark chocolate with floral aspects. Flavours are creamy with sweet berries and slightly funky yeast. Earthy roast malts with herbal notes. Dry on the finish with some grapefruit bitterness. Decent.
Scopey (6311) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Gunmakers. It pours darkest browb, nr black with a minimal tan head. The nose is rich, roasty, coffee, earth, toast and treacle. The taste is smooth, roasty, toast, big coffee aspect, treacle and charred wood with a short, roasty finish. Medium body and low carbonation. A bit flat unfortunatly, but decent coffee aspect anyhow. Decent.
minutemat (1373) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg @ Jolly Butchers, Stoke Newington. Very nice, alluring and a touch on the sweet side with a good maltiness and delicious roasted elements.
AdiBeer (926) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: tasted malts, some smokiness, coffee. Appearance: dark brown, small white head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: roasted flavours, dark dry chocolate, sweets continue. Overall: very decent oatmeal stout. Bottle at the London Drinker Beer & Cider Festival.
Niall73 (1402) - 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 (1135) - 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 (12234) - 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 (1289) - 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 (556) - 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 (8611) - 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.