Osprey87 (1708) - WALES - MAR 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dec 2012 - Roasted barley and smoke flavours, mild. They advertise ’toast’ flavour and I wouldn’t disagree. It’s quite a nice stout and I’ve no complaints.
vipinvelp (2191) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black, black, black with fine huge frosty light brown foam head, lacing to glass. Aroma is roast, toast and bitter chocolate. Taste is smooth, bitter chocolate, some toast. Aftertaste is quite a lasting bitter. (Moscow, 201302)
ryecatcher (790) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pint bottle. Pours a deep opaque brown-black, massive rocky beige head that lasted to the end, great lacing. Nose is mainly roasted barley. Mouth is pleasantly smooth and medium bodied, but rather unexciting -- a pretty standard stout with a light sweetness on the back-end and some diacetyl that reminds me of S.Smith’s Taddy stout.
mike_77 (3126) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong bitter roasted malt aroma and a hint of hop too. Flavour has nice burnt malt taste, very bitter. Very full flavoured for just 4.8% alcohol.
Deu (681) - Nantes, FRANCE - JAN 18, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from the mullingan Crocer in Dublin. Dark brown with small head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and caramel. Not really impressed. Might need to try it again
Grumbo (596) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from local supermarket. Pours well, almost black, with a decent head. Definate dark chocolate aroma, medium-full body and approaching thick texture. Enjoyable.
Oakes (12612) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown. Thin light brown head. The aroma has some tartness, and light bur vague dark malts. This fizzed up a lot, too. There is soda-level carbonation and this restricts the ability if the tongue to perceive flavour nuances. So I get a little roast and not a whole lot else. Moderate bitterness.
ogivlado (5721) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 500ml. -Black coloured, medium to big sized beige head, chocolate nose with hint of licorice. Light roasted malt, dark chocolate and touch of coffee with mild notes of hops in rather bitter finish. Quite nice stout.
Arve_Christian (3070) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On 50 cl bottle from local shop Wirksworth.
Black color, good foam.
Roasted aromas, chocolate , malt and some licorice.
Medium body & complexity.
Good bitterness & very well balanced.
Martin243 (770) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle served cellar cool. Dark red-brown with a beige head. roasty aroma with all the dark malt flavours present and correct. Dark chocolate, cold coffee, a hint of dried fruit, and a pleasing biscuity finish.