Rune (10834) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, glass on a sampler tray at Helgi’s Bar. A few patches on the surface, rings of lace down the glass. Near-black body. Slightly roasted aroma of earthy malts and chocolate. Mid-sweet chocolate flavours, hints of earth and ash. Roasted, bittersweet endnotes. Medium bodied. Really a well made stout considering the low abv. (Kirkwall 15.04.2016).
ManVsBeer (8027) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Halifax & Calder Beer Festival 2015. Very dark. Rich in taste, there’s some roasted malts available too in both aroma and taste.
MalcolmTucker (919) - SCOTLAND - NOV 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Light chocolate and coffee with a prominent dark berry flavour. A bit on the thin side for a stout.
madmitch76 (21191) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
1st October 2015
Craft Clerkenwell. Thanks to Leighton. Cask. Opaque dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is light and semi dry, modest fine carbonation. Smooth dark malts, some roast bitterness and a little dark malt cream. Touch of dark fruits. Smooth finish. Okay but ultimately just another stout.
leaparsons (9598) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, The King’s Head, Leicester. Black with a beige head. Earthy, peat coffee with blackberries and pepper. Roasted with dark chocolate and residual brown sugar sweetness. Dry on the finish. Decent.
SarkyNorthener (3884) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask@blackcountry arms, walsall. Black beer with medium head and good lacing. Aroma of dark malts and some chocolate. Taste is chocolate, some light coffee and a touch of licorice. Good stuff.
Leighton (17767) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at CBC Clerkenwell - London. Pours black with a creamy beige head. Ashy roast in the nose, dry cocoa, earth. Light-medium sweet flavor with mellow toasted malts, dry chocolate, light smoke, burnt grain, earth. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Pleasantly roasty and chocolatey dark malt finish, low bitterness. Easygoing, quite drinkable.
Travlr (20242) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Craft Beer Clerkenwell. Deep maroon color. Aroma of soft roast chocolate. Taste is light, smooth, dark fruit. Decent.
nihtila (2655) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2015 Cask at Bow Bar. Dark brown, beige head. Nose is sweet chocolate, cacao, dark malts. Taste is roasted and chocolate malts, quite thin.
planky84 (2736) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at the 2015 National Winter Ales Festival, The Roundhouse, Derby. Dark reddish brown pour, no head. Bonfire toffee, caramel and smoke aroma. Dark fruit, ash and chocolate in the flavour. Thin bodied brew. Lacks character.