MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, - DEC 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate: Cask at the Wenlock
Black and opaque with a thin bubbly tan head. Malty with a nice smokiness and some slight chocolate and fruity notes. Nice bitter chocolate finish with more smoke. Touch thin in the mouth but pretty decent over all.
Grumbo (421) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask handpump at The Ale Wagon, Leicester. Black, quickly dissipating creamy head - a slightly bitter stout. Roasted chocolate aroma.
Finn (3089) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2010
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask på Kelham Island Tavern, Sheffield 1 Okt 10. Dyp brun. Nesten svart. Lavt skum. Ikke helt god aroma. Litt nøtter. Lett på smak. Litt syrlig.
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beige, creamy head atop of a jet black body. Aroma of roasted, sweet dark malts. Creamy chocolate taste offset by a nice bitter round off. Cask, half, very well kept at Kelham Island Tavern, Sheffield 1 Oct 10.
fonefan (31706) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (handpump) @ Wellington, Birmingham, England B2.
Clear dark brown almost black color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to light light heavy malty, roasted, burnt, chocolate, mild coffee. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. (300708)
Svesse (5660) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask at Wenlock Arms, London, 30 Nov 2007) Black colour with brief, beige head. Roasted, malty nose with notes of freshly ground coffee and dark bitter chocolate. Roasted, malty taste with black coffee, blueberries and chocolate. Fairly dry with thinner than average body. Nice, very drinkable stout.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nitro-poured black ale wearing a tremendously laced beige head. Quite grainy in nature, heavily roasty nose where slightly vegetal, beany coffee malts are up front and just complemented by subtle hops. Wet woodiness disturbs the flavours and frankly, the nitro pouring captures all the nuances of this dulled down and thinned offering.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Stillage at the Roundhouse, Barrow Hill 20/05/2006
Fruity and creamy aroma. Black fruity and slightly rich on the palate. Some creaminess in a crisp bitter finish.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This seemed like a nitro style stout, but I see that the Good Beer Guide suggests that it’s a real ale served by "gas, electric or mechanically powered pump". Whatever, it certainly has a smooth and creamy consistency. Very deep black colour. Lots of roasty malt, with a good bitterness. Starts with some sweetness, but finishes dry. Rather appealing. Ale Wagon, Leicester.
maeib (8041) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2005 Cask conditioned - handpump - Maltings York. Now contract brewed by Tower brewing. A black stout with a dry aroma. There is some roastiness in the taste but otherwise very dry.
Drank again and mark adjusted 25/11/05 Ale Wagon Leicester Air Pressure - lovely choc and coffee aromas and tastes, smooth and less dry than before although needs more body. Definitely better than last time