Nocturne (554) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Black with a small and lasting head. Thereís treacle, chocolate and earthy roast in the aroma. Nice roasted malt taste with a hint of vanilla, plus some blackberry character coming through as it warms. One of those beers that improves as the glass empties. Decent body behind it but I wouldíve liked it to be thicker. For the ABV this is a solid effort.
mike_77 (2417) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 500ml - Jet black, no head. Burnt malt aroma. texture is quite thin but has quite an oily feel. Flavour is burnt, smokey malts and coffee. Itís a shame that itís too gassy as it really affects the taste of the beer.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (gravity dispense) at Pigs Ear Beer Festival, day 3 on 2 December 2010. Deep red colour - not quite opaque. Quite roasty in the aroma and flavour. Maybe a shot of milky coffee. Nothing particularly stood out but this was a decent easy drinking stout.
johndoughty (3528) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black and slightly acidic. Some maltiness but no definite flavours.
Quite bland but a nice label, especially if you area train enthusiast.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1. Cask Handpump at Hops Belgian Style Cafe Bar, Crewe 30/01/2010
Roast aroma. Dark red coloured and fruity with some alcohol present. A little dryness and bitterness in a lasting roast finish.
2. Cask Stillage at the Community Centre, Tarporley 30/01/2010
Some roast aroma. Black and a little rich on the palate with some alcohol present. A little bitterness in a roast finish.
wyzzywyz22 (1750) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask, Telfords Warehouse, Chester. Vey dark mahogany tinged brown with a small tan cuff. Aroma of burnt toast and coffee. Malty flavour with more coffee notes and a bit on the thin side really. Bitterish finish. Pretty standard fayre.
fonefan (31813) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (handpump) @ Marble Arch, Manchester, England M4.
Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, coffee, peat. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. (280708)
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A Mes rate: Cask at the Marble Arch.
Almost black body with a thin beige head. Good coffee and bitter chocolate malt aroma. The flavour is a straight forward bitter coffee porter with a lick of unwarranted alcohol in the finish that does it no favours but I’ll pretend I didn’t notice.
imdownthepub (9165) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2008
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Dark brown with no head. I should have guessed with it being sold off at £1:20 per pint. Garbage, tarty, fermented fruit flavours. Impossible to tell whether this was the Brewer or pub at fault, but I can guess.