Fin (7351) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Oxford Beer Festival 11-10-07 Pours black no head at all, bitter roasted aroma notes. Good solid roasted bitter taste quite dry some burnt wood. A lovely stout that was one of my favourites of the evening.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate:
50cl bottle. Black with a tan head. Coffee and malt with some alka seltzer. A proper stout with some brown sugar notes. Fairly run of the mill but very enjoyable.
rauchbier (3598) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Jet black, quickly dropping coffee brown head and moderate condition. Excellent sweet coffee, chocolate, roast barley and slight smokiness in the nose, oily liquorice in the mouth with a muted roasted dryness and a gentle coffee bitterness tempered by a slightly fruity note, lingering liquorice and coffee sweetness in the finish.
DanielBrown (3777) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham. Nice enough. Coffee (gentle), smooth malty roast. Friendly sugar also. Quite sweet, sinkable. BHlack, no head. Thin, sweaty mouthfeel.
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Handpump at the Smithfield Hotel, Manchester 15/01/2004
Dark coloured and slightly fruity. Some roast malt in a bitter dry finish.
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask conditioned and on Handpump at the Derby CAMRA winter beer festival on 09/02/05.
Black colour with a brown-ish head.
Very burnt malty flavours. Quite powerful. Sweet sharp aftertaste.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask (handpulled) at Derby Winter Beer Festival 2005. Well roasted, slighty sweeter in the finish, burnt flavours overpowered any chocolate complexity.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask@St Albans BF. Pretty rich chocolate and butterscotch, heavily roasty and a bit tarry, not overly bitter, but very tasty.
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My first beer from this brewery, which is a very small scale affair based in the brewer’s garden shed. Black colour. Slightly vinous, woody aroma, with smoky cigar box notes and some fruity licorice. Bitter chocolate and burnt malt flavours on the palate. Not the most powerful stout, but quite pleasant. Cask (gravity dispense), St Albans Beer Festival 2004. Incidentally, the festival programme showed this as 5% ABV. I don’t know whether that was a misprint or the ABV has been upped.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - OCT 7, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravity, at the St. Albans Beer Festival, 2004
Dark black body with scummy brown head. Big, smoked, burnt aroma. Coffee, cigar box loveliness. The beer falls down a bit then, the flavour is quite thin and the palate is short and unrewarding.