DruncanVeasey (7285) - NUNEATON, Top 22, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from the WIne Cellars, Lutterworth. Good as black with an initially high tan foam lowering to a collar. Aroma has liquorice and blueberry-like sweet fruit beneath ash-flicked Youngs and Cadbury’s. Mouth a mix of ash, rust and warm berries spooned with mocha. Fizzy like Vimto with some of the flavour. Rustic but good.
Theydon_Bois (9280) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Merchants Inn, Rugby, 16/12/13.
Mid black with a moderate tan covering that retains well, decent full glass lacing ensues.
Nose is roast malt, light coffee, toffee, earthy cocoa, cardboard.
Taste comprises milk chocolate, roast malt, earthy cocoa powder, light mineral bite, dark toffee.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry closure.
Decent enough cask (dry?) stout.
olliejobbins (826) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
cask @ leicester beer festival 2013. dark brown/black pour. a good solid stout. malty and slightly sweet. good mouth feel.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 06/11/13. A black beer with a whitish head. A dry and bitter stout. On the thinning side and lacking roast, Nose is slim. A plain albeit drinkable stout.
Beese (1996) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Milton Keynes Beer Festival 2013. Poured a dark brown colour with a scummy tan head. Earthy aroma with dried fruit and tobacco. Flavours of roast malt, stale coffee and cinnamon. Finishes with dark fruit, dark sugar and orange peal.
niquillis (969) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at Congress, Longton. Pours black brown with tan head. Liquorice, coffee, hop hit. A very good low ABV stout.
leaparsons (8196) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, The Pub, Leicester. Very dark brown with a cream foam. Aromas are coffee and blackberries with nuts and hints of marzipan. Some smoke with earthy notes. Flavours are roasted malts with berries and an earthy, dry finish. Decent.
imdownthepub (10497) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2014 Cask conditioned at The Turf Tavern, Oxford. Dark brown with ruby hue and slight cream head. Sweetish malty beer, there are hints of chocolate malts, a slight roastiness but more on the mild side of a stout than I would normally look for. Thinnish on the palate. Not quite there for me.
Re Rate at The Lamb & Flag, Oxford. Dry, bitter and fuller on the palate than before. previous mark 3.1 new 3.6 ave 3.4.