taganaya (39) - Greater Manchester, - JUL 11, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at The Waterhouse, Manchester (jdw). Opaque dark reddish brown w/ thin tan head. Aroma is standard stout. Taste is nothing out of the ordinary either but it comes together particularly well. Malty, chocolatey, fruity (cherry), nice lingering bitterness. Well balanced.
gegwilson (225) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask from the Old Gate, Hebden Bridge. Very dark with just a slight red tinge when held up to the light. Nice creamy lasting head. Very smooth taste with coffee and chocolate. Enjoyable and easy drinking, but lacks depth for me.
tommann (2297) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Layton Rakes, JDW, Blackpool. Pours very dark brown with a small head. Aroma is yeasty roast with some coffee. Taste has yeasty roast with some Bovril. Oily mouthfeel.
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at the hanging bat. pretty close to black with a thin beige head; aroma full of cocoa with hints of red berries; dry enough indeed with some coffee cream and crushed chocolate biscuits
AshtonMcCobb (1749) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On keg at The Hanging Bat.
Appearance - opaque black with big crema head.
Aroma - roasty and chocolatey. But too cold really to get much more than that.
Taste - chocolate,then liquorice, maybe a bit of smoke.
Palate - medium bodied with decent texture and a relatively well balanced dry finish.
Overall - somewhere between a regular stout style and a dry stout style, I think. Happy to drink it but would like to try it again at room temperature.
allmyvinyl (1073) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Pours black with a good tan head. Quite light aromas, but roasted coffee and dark chocolate are there. Taste follows through, then a very dry finish. Good quaffing stout.
McNeillR (624) - SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dense black with dessert beige Big lasting head. Guinness microlooked. Sadly steely keg soft clinical roast nosed too. Soft cooling mouthfeel, not hammering but cheap pepper mouthfeel on finish. Bready mocha vibe on linger. Actually could drink a lot, if I’d a reason to drink nothing else
Keg, Hanging Bat
daniele (4482) - ITALY - AUG 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
scura discreta schiuma buona persistenza burrosa morbida buone toststure cafe cioccolato
Scopey (4615) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell, thanks to Colin. It pours cloudy deep brown with a small beige head. The nose is roasted malt, toast ash, earth, spice, charcoal, caramel and toffee. The taste is roasted malt, toast, earth, charcoal, spice, wood and cocoa with a dry, toasty finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Easy drinking and smooth, yet nothing special. Ok.
Theydon_Bois (5318) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Craft Clerko, 26/06/13.
Light black with a thin tan head.
Nose is roast malt, chocolate, toffee fudge.
Taste comprises light roast, cocoa, chcolate malteserts, milk chocolate, light minerals.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, light roast in a dryish finish.
Ok cask stout.
downender (5640) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask-conditioned at the Cumbrian beeriodical, Seven Stars, Bristol June 2013. Jet black with a decent, off-white head. Plain chocolate, porridge oats and toasted malts, leading to a dry finish. Very good.