Stuartyboy (415) - 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 (1841) - 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 (8548) - 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 (5291) - 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 (29421) - 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.
mR_fr0g (1787) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint on cask at the henry Addington canary wharf. Black caramel with a thick persistent light tan head. Berry ester aroma. Some choc. Big berry hedge row flavour. Palate is a little thin.
kidmartinek (3216) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black beer, tan head. Cool stone aroma. Cool, bitter milk cocoa flavor with some hazlenut. Sparse, oily lacing. Ha ha. I see where the name comes from. Medium body. Tons of flavor and character. I can’t believe its not 8.6%
mighty_meadow (142) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Salt Cot in Ayrshire. Finally found this after a lot of searching but on first taste I was slightly disappointed. A bit watery with nothing much to distinguish it from other ales of it’s type. However as I drank more I got a lot more from it. Very bitter chocolate and roast coffee. Slight aniseed taste. There is something else lurking there which I can’t put my finger on but adds another layer. Only had time for one but I will definitely try again. And in response to a previous review ... There were definitely NO mushrooms in mine ;-)
RichTheVillan (1944) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at JDW Charlie Hall; dark brown pour with tan head, roast malt aroma, taste as an initial coffee hit with plain chocolate, some dried fruits leather, quite viscous mouthfeel. Very good.