Mortlach (1312) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
21/05/2013 Mad For Beer (tap). Nera, con riflessi rubino, schiuma bianca abbondante e persistente. Al naso sentori di tostato e salmastro, elegantemente fusi insieme, con quel tocco inglese subito riconoscibile. In bocca ancora malti tostati, la componente salmastra è forse meno evidente, ma comunque apprezzabile. Corpo medio, carbonazione soft. Elegante, misurata ma appagante.
jkwalking05 (4229) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted in 2010 (backlog). Deep brown in color with an average off-white head. Aroma is of sea water, roasted malt, and chocolate. Taste is salty, dark chocolate and roasted malts.
a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle; black, with the merest hint of ruby brown at the edges, next to no head; roast malt aroma; gentle roast malt and ripe berry fruit flavour; light sweetness; dry, bitter finish with some nice smoky chocolate; smooth and beautifully balanced; I’ve had a few stouts recently from some much vaunted breweries, but this is one of the best.
DruncanVeasey (7712) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Glossy pitch with a slender beige collar. Slightly saline, burnt berries, toast, coal smoke, fennel seed and Black Jacks aroma. Slick, bittersweet but mostly bitter, black choc on burnt toast flavour with brackish hints. Puff of soot. Good.
allmyvinyl (6603) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the York Tap. Pours dark red brown, white head with good lacing, roasted coffee aroma. Smoooooth. Lovely long chocolate finish.
Grumbo (881) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask handpump at White Horse Winter Best of British Beer Festival, Chelmsford. Black with soft head - great looking pint. Little by way of aroma, mild chocolate, but more chocolate came through on drinking. Full bodied.
Keeper (252) - Milano, ITALY - JAN 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On the tap. Velvety taste, soft and perfumed foam, not perceived as much alcoholic despite the %
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask in the Wildeman. Poured deep black with very little head. Aroma of very dark chocolate and some roast malt. Quite weak bodied, but the flavour of chocolate, coffee and roast malt with a hint of liquorice more than compensate.
Borresteijn (5471) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at In de Wildeman. Black colour, no head. Aroma of hard roasted malts, cold coffee, toffee. Flavour is medium sweet, toffee, hard roasted malts, coffee, liqourice, bitter roasted malty finish. Medium-bodied, soft mouthfeel. Very tasty stout.
PotjeBier (2001) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ In De Wildeman. Deep dark color, but not quite opaque. No head to speak of. Aroma’s: roasted/gebrand, sweet drop/licorice, cocoa. Flavor is medium sweet, roasted. Body is medium. Still quite some carbonation. Finishes fairly dry, roasted (some ash) and medium bitter. Really nice.