dlovell2 (721) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at MacLaomainn’s Scottish Pub. Pours black with a tan head. Dark roasted malt aroma with some chocolate. Very smooth mouth feel. Nice roasted malt flavor with dark chocolate notes, dark dried fruit and coffee. Finish is coffee bitterness. Really nice beer.
HoppyScallywag (63) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I actually tried this the other day and my beer rating app crashed and wouldn't let me upload my review. Now it's not the freshest thing on my mind.
All I really remember was comparing it to a chocolately porter. It was smooth and I would get it again.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Beese (1625) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 11 Feb 2013. Poured black, with a dense beige head. Aroma was really sweet, cheap chocolate, caramel and liquorice. Flavours slightly less so; cocoa, dark fruits and roasted malt. Finish was sweetened coffee, Oxo and burnt malt.
mchengcit (9) - - MAR 14, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
chocolate, roasty, coffee, black, minimal head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, oily feel, thick feel, full body, average carbonation, bitter,
Stuartyboy (632) - SCOTLAND - FEB 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at conan Doyle bar Edinburgh n black with a tan head flavour is plain chocolate some sweetness some bitterness texture makes it difficult to drink and a bit sickly caused by an artificial fruity sweetness that spolis the beer
allmyvinyl (3092) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Windsor Buffet. Pours dark brown with a thick tan head. Aromas of chocolate and little else. Tastes similar, sweet chocolate finish. One-dimensional, but nice.
TheShepherds (54) - chapel hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice surprise! Just a plain nice chocolatey taste. Wonderful beer for sitting and sipping. Highly recommend for a nice treat
pivnizub (8767) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask(@Windsor Castle, Kensington):Literally black, stable and lacy small tanned head, mild to moderate toasty and ashy nose with a certain amount of dried fruits; moderate to solid dry bitter flavour with a delicate sweet base, almost medium bodied; lingering toasty and fruity - again - finish. Very pleasant stuff…
Scopey (6659) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The George, Croydon. It pours dark brown with a small beige head. The nose is toasty, charcoal, earth, bitter cocoa, wood, and sweet berry. The taste is roasted malt, earth, leather, wood, toast, coffee grinds, light chocolate and berry with a rather dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Well-rounded and integrated flavour. I am a big fan of the regular and this lighter version did not disappoint!
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From cask. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and liqourice. Toasted malty and breadish towards liqourice. Mild vanilla note. Dry and roasted malty into the finish. Bitter and dark malty lasting impression.