Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Battersea Beer Festival, 9th Feb 2011. Very dark brown with a small bubbly tan head. Rich, roasted coffee and chocolate nose. Burnt notes at the back of the throat give it a persistent aftertaste. Smooth but the burnt toast flavours would put me off having another.
madmitch76 (10000) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
14th July 2011
Chelmsford Beer Festival. Opaque dark brown beer, no real head. Smooth low carbonation palate. A little roasty malt with bitter licorice. A smooth but pretty grapefruit bitter finish. Ok but a few too many rough edges.
FatPhil (7597) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
7 Rich roasty aroma, almost some choco there.
4 V. dark brown, almost black. Healthy tan head
7 Lovely full roasty taste, a bit burnt, but not ashy.
4 Full palate, carbonation low. Finish very burnt, but agagin still short.
13 Great for 4.5%, a full roasty taste.
Svesse (5240) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Cask at GBBF, London Earl’s Court, 5 Aug 2010) Black colour with frothy, beige head. Roasted, malty nose with coffee, chocolate and cocoa. Roasted, malty taste with notes of dark chocolate and coffee. Creamy and dry with a generous espresso bitterness in the finish. Medium body, dry and fairly bitter. Very nice stout.
bobinlondon (1216) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand pulled cask at the Black Lion, Lynsted. Black with a creamy tan head. Although far from imperial, this is a class stout, with chocolate roasty notes, hoppy finish and a little sourness. complex and moreish.
SaintMatty (3705) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (Southampton Beer Festival 2010) - Very dark brown, almost black. Chocolatey aroma wih roasted malt and coffee. Smooth taste with roasted malt and plain chocolate.
sm89walt (1599) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask - Planet Thanet Festival 2010, Margate. Poured black with very dark brown edging and a fine beiege head. Smokey & roasty aromas with a bit of chocolate and dark fruit. More roasted malt present on the tongue with a dry and lingering smokey, ashiness in the finish. Good all-round bitterness, medium in body with low carbonation and a soft palate texture.
MiP (12478) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, 4.5% at GBBF08. Black colour, stable tan head. Good flavour, a little coffee, OK pleasant bitterness. Good mouthfeel. Tastes of more than its ABV.
RichardGretton (4028) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@Peterborough Beer Festival, 2008. Black beer with a lightly roasted aroma, and a deeply roasted flavour. Overall a nice roasted and bitter coffee beer.
Skinnyviking (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Low and quickly disappearing yellow head. Pitch black body. Mild coffee sugar aroma. Relatively bitter coffee hops flavor. Low carbonation. Long acidic coffee aftertaste.