fairwater (143) - Reading, Berkshire, - OCT 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Alehouse. Very dark, a little ruby around the edges, frothy head. Some winter fruits in the aroma, which are followed by more on first taste. Blackcurrant, bitterness from the hops, but no burnt notes from the grains. Extremely drinkable.
mR_fr0g (6519) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Triangle tavern Lowestoft. Reddy brown coloured pour with a loose greyish cream head. Aroma is tangy choc powder, chestnuts, little solvent, green apple. Flavour is nutty roasted toasted grains, chocolate powder, tangy fruit cake. Palate is medium full and smooth and creamy, lowish carbonation. Decent fruity stout.
gegwilson (2389) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gravity at the Stowmarket Festival of Beer and Brewing. Mahogany with a light layer of beige froth. Nice chocolatey roast aroma. The taste is full with plenty of roast flavour. Starts chocolatey but turns to dry coffee in the finish. Good.
planky84 (2572) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the 2015 National Winter Ales Festival, The Roundhouse, Derby. Reddish brown pour with a beige head. Red fruit and raisin aroma. Caramel malt and red fruit flavour.
Stuu666 (7821) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours deep brown, nose is toffee, coffee, chocolate, taste is similar, light liquorice.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask gravity at the St Albans Beer Festival 2012. Poured a very dark brown, near black, with a thin beige head. Aroma of earth, mild coffee and dark chocolate. Molasses in the flavour, with some bitter, grassy notes and dark malt. Finish was burnt, with treacle and liquorice.
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at The Guildford Arms. Pours dark brown, cracked beige head. Aromas of light coffee, light toffee. Taste is more of the same, touch of liquorice. Clean finish. OK.
Garrold (3045) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Red Lion, Cromer, Norfolk. Dark, chestnut brown. Broken, thin, tan head. Aroma is dark malt, dark, ripe fruit. Some roast coffee. Some cocoa. Taste is dry, dark, fruity. Smooth palate. Dry, lightly tangy finish.
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Memphis. Pours a near black, deep brown with thin tan head and ringed lace. Nose of chocolate, caramel, roast. Medium body. Taste of chocolate, roast, smoke, tobacco.
Scopey (10037) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask gravity at Wandsworth Halloween Fest 2013. It pours darkest brown, near black with a medium beige head. The nose is roasty, dark fruit, berry, jam, sweet liquorice and cocoa. The taste is smooth, roast, toast, earth, cocoa, light bitterness, mild acidity, coffee grinds with a dry, roasty finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Smooth, tasty and easy-drinking. Rather good.