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.
gad905 (45) - - SEP 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at BD ShepBush. Pours black with moderate beige head that stays, some lacing. Aroma of roast malt, coffee, some hops, cocoa. Sweetish dark chocolate then dry roast, ash, hop bitterness. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, softish carb, long dry bitter finish. Strong, really drinkable and satisfying.
GuideDogSaint (288) - Epsom, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravity at the Hope, Carshalton 24/7/14. Pours black with no head. Aroma of treacle toffee, banana and chocolate. Dry sweet finish, a little thin.
Beese (1771) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Hanging Bat, Edinburgh on 17 May. Poured black, with a dense beige head and excellent lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, roasted malt and cocoa. Initial flavours were a little on the sweet side; chocolate and dates, mixed with some coffee. Mouth feel was medium. Finish was treacle, bread and molasses.
s_hartshorne (1345) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask west riding dewsbury. Black colour ok tan head lacing. Aroma is roasted malts chocolate. Taste is same some coffee bittersweet finish. Medium body soft carbonated. Decent stout.
harrisoni (13702) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask handpull at The Craft Clerkenwell. Black beer lasting tan head. Decent hoppy stout. Good chocolate. Ok hop. Solid beer.
gegwilson (1156) - 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 (2714) - 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 (6688) - 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 (2538) - 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 (3328) - 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.