Dashimus (164) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with a thin, tan head with good lacing. Aroma is malt, dark chocolate, vanilla and caramel. Taste is mild bitterness with some sweetness. Thin bodied with slight carbonation.
Furseth (1866) - Kungšlv, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Black colour, thin brown head. Aroma dominates of caramelly, vanilla,dark choclate. Flavor had a smouth maltynes, fruity and caramelly, sweet maltynes is domiated here. Thin body, medium dark choclate finish.
prawlie (858) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 mL bottle from Westholme Stores in Goring. Black with a good creamy brown head. Nicely blended chocolate malt aroma. Roasty, with a strong malt taste to it. Pretty nice, but also a little harsh with bitter dryness.
The_Bish (863) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Arctic Monkeyís first album was so ridiculously good. Tried a runner from a taxi once. Letís just say it wasnít too successful.
BeerSkull (902) - SWEDEN - APR 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle). Scent of sweet syrup, malt, brown sugar and dried fruit. The taste is a bit burnt and has hints of syrup, licorice, brown sugar and sweet malt. The taste also feels a bit watery. I love the stoutís but this one I think is pretty dull!
Dommod2011 (426) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really hope that one day I jump into a taxi and the driver says "You are now about to witness the strength of street knowledge". Knowledge. Knowledge is power someone said. Knowledge can also be crippling, knowing that you know nothing and there are many nothings that can be known or unknown. The knowledge that you are helpless is not empowering. Or maybe it is as the futility gives you strength to battle on. Travel broadens the mind but in Orgiva the breadth of knowledge is focused in part on cheap Spanish beer. I bet Alan Bishop broadens the mind though. Many a tale to be told. Today I have gained some knowledge. Two is much harder than one but the rewards are doubled. As always, it comes down to mathematics. What a cold world we live in that we fill with love.
popery (1119) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks fantastic. The beer looks dark brown as it comes out of the bottle and black in the glass. Beige head. Excellent head retention. Khaki bubbles are all over the walls of the glass, marking each pause between sips.
The aroma is cocoa, coffee roast, caramel malt and a mildly fruity English yeast tying it all together. Itís not terribly strong and in your face, but it has that rich, full aroma of Fullerís beers. Iím not sure if itís from the malt or the yeast. Something about Fullerís beers just seems to ooze quality. At any rate, the combination of chocolate and coffee on top of caramel sweetness works quite well.
The taste brings more coffee and a drier overall profile. The milk chocolate and caramel sweetness still come through, but the dry roastiness and an earthy hop flavor balance it out more than expected. Tons of flavor for a 4.5% abv beer. More American brewers need to figure out how to pack this much flavor into a <5% abv beer.
Creamy, smooth mouthfeel. One of the best attempts at a cask feel for a bottled beer that Iíve tried.
This is a fantastic beer. I would be thrilled to drink it regularly and in quantity. It might be the best low abv stout that Iíve ever tried. I tend to get a bit excited by well-done English beers, and this is a great example to find at my local store, which is more than 5000 miles from Griffin Brewery. So, thatís nice. Anywho, Black Cab is an excellent beer, and Iíd love to see it included in the fantastic Fullerís regular lineup.
degbert (804) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with red highlights and a cinnamon-cream head. Nose is dried fruit and toast with nice port-like overtones. Roasty, but with a dry cleanness that is really refreshing. Finishes long with an echo of the fruit. Fine beer.
JK54B (1535) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild nose chocolate. Beige head fast dissappearing. Dark red black color. Dry malty and coffeyish hopped taste. OK stout.
Chuckaduck (490) - Kentucky, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. 4/5/13. Best before 9/30/13. Pours very dark brown-black with a thick, bubbly light tan head. Aroma is dry, bread, fruit, grass, floral, nutty (hazelnut). Taste is dry, fruit (apples?), dark chocolate, chalky, hints of bitter malts in the finish (more dark chocolate). Lots of lacing. Light-bodied. Medium carbonation. Really great. Very full flavored. Tasty. Drinkable.