RichTheVillan (1629) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Retro review from Spring 2012 Wetherspoons Beer festival; midnight black colour, slight chocolate, heavy roast malts really good beer.
wimpyjoe (2271) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This ale has some slight roasted notes in both its aroma and in its flavour.
worldbeertaste (1362) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Solid black with no tint and brown head. Smells of liquorice, roasted malt. Chocolate, coffee. Medium to full body. Taste of fruity plums/blackcurrant with some licorice and a full dry roasted malt finish. Some chocolate and coffee to the roast. Nice Stout but seems to lack something that makes me want more.
mr_h (2095) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask by handpump at Society Room, Glasgow (17 Mar 12) - very dark brown ale, thin tan head, roasted malt / chocolate aroma, good temperature, chocolate flavour, a bit sickly sweet, dry finish, smooth
madmitch76 (12162) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
14th March 2012
Liberty Bell Spoons. Clear deep amber beer. Little pale tan head. Light dry palate. Tiny hit of dark malt, whisper of smoke. Nice berry fruits with a little dry hop bitterness. Trace of tangy orange hop before the finish. Alright.
wheresthepath (1385) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Cask at the Hope Tap, Reading] Ruby-brown with amoderate cream head and a slight fizz. Coffee up front, with smoke and roasted malt following through. A tasty, competent, well-balanced, easy-drinking stout. Nice one! c8
Scopey (4615) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Wandsworth Beer Festival, March 2012. It pours deep ruby-brown, with a thin off-white head. The nose is filter coffee, roasted malt, caramel and wood. The taste is caramel, roasted malt, rubber, cocoa, toffee and filter coffee, with a dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Not much to it, but easy drinking.
stravale (1697) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ JDW Muckle Cross Elgin 180312
Dark chestnut brown, clear, think off white head, good lacing.
Aroma - dark caramel malts...soft roastrd malts...light plain chocolate
Taste - soft roasted malts...soft coffee...plain chocolate...light dark berry fruits...blackcurrants...bit of toffee...soft flavour but really nice
Palate - soft carb...medium body...smooth...silky. Finish - light bitter...dary...light roast...silky...malty...cleans well...perhaps a touch dull
Overall - Its a good stout with quite a complex flavour
leaparsons (7493) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, Oadby. Dark copper, brown with a beige head. Aromas are toffee and caramel with medicinal notes. Chocolate and smoky, meaty aspects. Hazelnuts with bready yeast and raisins. Flavours are plummy fruits with bittersweet chocolate and toasted malts. Some cocoa grittiness with an earthy, spicy finish. Good.
Leighton (8677) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Crosse Keys, JDW, London. Pours clear, red-brown with a fine foam head. Some roast and mocha in the nose. Nice flavor, medium sweet with a bit of toast, lightly roasted mocha, some earth. Medium in body with fine carbonation. Faintly roasty finish with earth, burnt leaves and light cocoa. Not bad overall.