BlackHaddock (5849) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
650ml bottle shared between 6 at the Midlands tasting on 24th Aug 2014.
Poured black with thin off-white head. This is one lovely brew (my sweet tooth cracked wide open). The nose excited my senses as the caramel. toffee, treacle and whisky notes rose up from my glass to fill my nosal passages. The flavours blew away my taste buds and the malty molasses imparted their magic: dark fruits with roasted, coffee, vanilla pods, oak hints and all wrapped around subtle whisky notes. Really enjoyed this.
SarkyNorthener (3894) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@midland tasting group. Black beer with small head around the rim of the glass. Aroma of lactose, licorice and treacle. Taste is treacle, sweet dark malts and some whisky notes. Syrupy on the palate. Very good.
minutemat (3869) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Midlands Tasting Group Aug 14, at Richie’s Hop Palace. Pours opaque black with thin beige head. Massive aroma of thick treacle and whisky. Taste is caramel, dark fruits, roasted malts, coffee, vanilla oak.. massively delicious BA stout.
tommann (3242) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle. Pours black with a thin head. Aroma is heavy treacle and liquorice. Taste has oily liquorice to start. Liquorice and chocolate finish.
RichTheVillan (6155) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Midlands Tasting Group via Mikkeller on line shop; black pour with a thin tan head, dark fruit, Whisky and caramel aroma, taste has coffee, roast malts, chocolate, vanilla, some caramel and dark fruits a bitter finish.
Yorker (1934) - Herning, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
65 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, chocolate, dried fruits, ash, coffee, and whiskey - with a dry finish.
Stuu666 (9791) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is vanilla, chocolate, taste is sweet chocolate, toffee, vanilla.
GenDV138 (5509) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
22 ounce bottle from a trade poured into a snifter. Pours jet black with a half finger of tan head. Aromas of sweet whiskey, oak, dark fruit, .a bit of chocolate and roast. Tasting notes of dark chocolate, whiskey, dark fruit, oak. Full body with a warm and dry finish. Oily and thick mouthfeel, low carbonation. Assuming this was only brewed once, this has held up amazingly well almost 3 years later.
Aaron68 (608) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle @ "Glød Bar", Oslo. March 20, 2014.
Beer from a tulip glass.
Black in color with almost no head and low carbonation.
Flat beer and oily look.
Aroma is coffee,roasted malt,vanilla,whiskey tones and oak.
Tastes coffee,oak,whiskey,sweet,and a bit vanilla.
Warming alcohol coming in towards the end.Long lasting taste.
A stout to re-taste somewhere in the world.
bytemesis (6312) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - thanks to I forgot who :(. Pours opaque black, small fizzy black head that dissipates quickly with some lacing. Aroma is roasty malts, whiskey, chocolate. Flavor is the same, medium sweet, light bitter, bitter finish. Just a bit of whiskey and oak, but certainly not pronounced. Medium plus body, kinda creamy in the mouth. Good, not amazing.