SilkTork (5012) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, - AUG 14, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2005 Aug, 2003. Cask. GBBF 2003 Appalling excuse for a stout - smells weak and insipid, the promise of which is fulfilled by the flavour. A bland beer. [2.2]
June, 2005. Catford Beer Festival. Stouty, but a bit vegetable and rather fatty. [2.3]
leaparsons (7483) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, Burton Winter Fest 07. Black with a small head. Aromas are mollasses and roast malts, sweet and smoky. Flavours are roast malts and liquorice with mollasses and berries. Some dark chocolate bitterness. Good, but a bit thin bodied.
RichardGretton (4107) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@Burton 12th Winter Beer Festival. Dark beer with a lightly roasted aroma. The flavour is lightly dry and roasted. Overall an average beer.
harrisoni (12065) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask handpull at Simple Simonís, Canterbury. Black colour with tan head. Liquorice on aroma. Choc, dark roasted malt aroma. More liquorice and mocha coffee in mouth. Harsh roasted malt on end. Full of flavour stout. Pretty intense for a UK beer. Good choccy stout.
bluevegie (3028) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask @ Ealing BF 06: Good dark body that was black and about the best feature of this beer. Body was a little thin and watery.
JonMoore (1647) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask hand pump at the Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough. Near black with ruby hues. Aroma is malty, smokey, biscuity. Taste is the same, with a nice finish; class stout.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A middle of the road beer. Roasty malt dominates. The aroma is rather modest. Dry and quite light bodied. Not a rich coffee and chocolate type stout. Quite bitter. Cask (gravity dispense), Catford Beer Festival 2005.
DanielBrown (3477) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gravity at the Birmingham Beer Festival. Lacing on the glass. Robust, smoky aroma. Very sharp, bitter Stout. Dry, lengthy finish. Lacks sweetness, but compensates with refreshingness.
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - SEP 6, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
GBBF 2003, tap: Light, but dark roasted nose of charcoal. Opaque black color and a frothy tan head. Fairly quick malt body up front changing to bitter chocolate in the cheeks that lingers at the end. Full body and a classy balance. Very good.
Nuffield (3536) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark, ruby touches and moderately loose, caramel-colored head. Thin mouthfeel comes out up front, with a mild roasty aroma reaching the nose on the plain side. Dry, mild, with a sense of roastedness, like it has been overcooked on a BBQ grill. A little astringent. Nothing offensive. (cask at GBBF 2003)