hohops (821) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance is very dark, with a small foamy head. Aroma is malty with hints of chocolate, some hop undertones. Taste- coffee, liquorice, dark malts, creamy bitter finish.
Stuu666 (10854) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at cloisters. Pours black, nose is chocolate, liquorice, taste is sweet, creamy, chocolate, liquorice.
BlackHaddock (6375) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravity pour: third of a pint. 9th April 2015, Isle of Man beer festival. Good looking dark brown brew, almost black in fact: on top a full off-white creamy textured head. Not a lot of aroma, some malts maybe. The malts do show heavily in the taste with a semi-sweetness that needs the hops to calm them down (which they do) a bit. Decent and worth trying.
kwik-lime (1706) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at York Tap. Roasted malt, light coffee bitterness, some sweetness and strawberry in the finish. Decent.
Pizd (433) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Cask): Black with a small off white head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, liquorice and lactose. Mild coffee flavour with quite a sweet, fruity finish. Not bad for a single pint but the sweet finish would put me off sessioning it.
ManVsBeer (8765) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Keighley Beer Festival. Black with a very small head. Has a high sugar sweet aroma and a mild malty taste.
HenrikSoegaard (13276) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Ealing. Frothy off-white good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and light hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter nice flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. Nice mild.
mr_h (4786) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask by handpump at Cloisters, Edinburgh - dark red, creamy oatmeal head, minimal malty aroma, sweet malty, moderate carbonation, good temperature, easy to drink
downender (7958) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the Black & Gold beer festival, the Gryphon, Bristol 2/9/2012. Near black with a slight tan head. Dark chocolate and black coffee aroma with a touch of berry sweetness. Full bodied mouth feel, with more chocolate and fruit flavours, leading to a soft finish. Good.
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - SEP 14, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Cloisters. Dark brown with a reddish tinge, thick off-white head. Coffee, raisin nose. Fig and coffee flavours on the palate, some sort of soapy flavour. Bit thin-bodied too, but not bad.