Grumbo (525) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
From cask at Burton-Upon-Trent beer festival. Very dark with minimal head. Lovely chocolate aroma, but alas far too bitter and dry on the palate. Didn’t enjoy this one very much beyond its aroma.
madmitch76 (14501) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12th July 2012
Chelmsford Beer Festival. Opaque dark brown beer. No head. Light semi dry palate. Low carbonation. Smooth dark malt, tangy. Semi dry finish. Standard stuff and a bit flat.
sm89walt (1751) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Ales by Mail. Poured an opaque brown with a lasting & creamy two finger light tan head. Liquorice, dark fruits, dark choccy & roasted malts with delicate coffee touches. Coffee, roasted malts, hints of dark fruit & liquorice, some ash & a light saltiness. Medium-ish body, subtly carbonated but otherwise smooth on the palate finishing with a lingering dry malty, slightly ashy bitterness. Such a solid stout.
oh6gdx (20253) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@Market Porter, London. Reddish brown colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is roasted malts, liquorice, some ashes and mild toffeeish notes. Flavour is similar with the focus being on the roast and ashes.
BlackHaddock (3514) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oct 2010: Bottle conditioned, pint, poured into a ’Batemans’ branded UK pint sleeve.
Jet black with only a hint of red when held to a strong light, foam blanket of tan coloured bubbles sat on top. The head stayed for the whole tasting. This beer is unfiltered (suitable for veggies).
Real malty nose, dry and unsweetened.
Both malted barley and wheat is used in the brew, but the roasted combination blends into one slightly bitter taste. The mouthfeel is dry and deep, without any richness or creaminess.
All in all a fine example of an English Stout.
RichardGretton (4229) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Black beer with a light head. The aroma is lightly bitter and quite strongly roasted, the flavour is very bitter with a watery milky finish. Overall a strong flavoured but fairly average stout.
downender (6164) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Favourite Beers, Cheltenham. Jet black with a slick of tan head. Big bitter chocolate and roasted malt aroma. Flavour was similar, with a slightly oily mouth feel and lingering, dry finish. An enjoyable stout.
rosenbergh (6588) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Little Wymondley, Stevenage, England.
Dark reddish brown almost blackl colour with tiny tan head.
Roasted malt, liquorice, wood, coffee, salty liquorice and chocolate in quite rich aroma. Flavour is coffee, dark fruits, liquorice, roasted malt and wood. Good Stout.
Garrat (1255) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle.Black with a small head,aroma of red wine,wood,dark malt and choc,taste of coffee,dark fruits,malt,choc leather and wood.
planky84 (1930) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Dark brown pour with a tan head, soon disappears like my beloved West Ham’s title dreams. Nose of coffee, chocolate, caramel and roasted malts. Nice aroma. Dark chocolate, coffee and licorice flavours. Light, bitter bite. Dry roast bitter finish. Not bad.