Leighton (16286) - London, Greater London, - OCT 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at CBC Clerkenwell, London. Pours clear, dark gold with a fine, beige cream head. Aroma holds some modest lactic sugars, modest roast, some leather, dirt and wet wood. Medium sweet flavor with mellow chocolate, dirt, background dark fruits, mild earthy bitterness. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Finishes with a bit more bitterness, plenty of dirt, earth and burnt leaves, along with toasty malts, milk chocolate and fruit skins. Quite a nice sweet stout.
HogTownHarry (6372) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
October 20, 2013 - gravity cask at Cask Days 2013. Murky brown with a decent frothy beige/tan head. Smells like a cocoa-y bitter - sweet and floral, not all that much roast - don’t get the cranberry at all. Taste - again, a bitter; floral, light roast, not much alcohol or tartness ... thick, astringent, a little still - unmemorable finish.
mikeyo1 (523) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home, a year past best before. Pours a dark red liquid with a small tan head and sticky lacing. Aroma is malty and somewhat fruity with notes of dark fruits, dark bread, caramel. Taste has bitterness throughout, and notes of dark fruits, caramel, burnt sugar, red fruits, resin, biscuits and dark bread. Sticky carbonation and lingering dark chocolate (!) and sour apple.
Beer5000 (5470) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
500 ml bottle. Clear, dark amber body with a thin tan head. Light aroma of dark malt, bread and a faint hint of toast. Flavor is medium sweet malt and slightly harsh bitterness. Medium body and average in aftertaste. Pretty one-dimensional and boring.
Stuu666 (8371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark brown, taste is sweet milky roast chocolate, not too fruity.
jackafholmes (884) - - JAN 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from archer road beer stop, sheffield. Dark red with small off white head. Roasted malt and tart fruit. Sweet and tart with lasting bitterness. A little over carbonated for me. Ok.
SilverfoX (871) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
smells like chocolate and melting plastic (!?) black body with ruby edging, dry, watery chocolatey average and not at all what it should have been.
sdmmb (1455) - USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought in Bier Huis, Ossett. Dark drinkable stout with hint of zesty fruit from cranberries.
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RichTheVillan (5473) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark brown almost black pour with a creamy light tan head, cocoa and dark fruit aroma, taste has powdered drinking chocolate, plums and raisins, a hint of sweetness and coffee.
gam (3819) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium beige head dark brown pour mild to medium pour aromas rich cranberry malt chocolate grassy note the flavours grassy medium bitter cranberry mixes so well with milk chocolate toffee touch fruit stone fruit touch resin the finish best aftertastes sweetness lasting bitter fruity tastes okay stout good on palate
Holmen2 (2464) - NORWAY - JUL 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruby. Dense and persistent beige head and lacing. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and berries. Similarly fine taste, well balanced with bitterness. Surprisingly quaffable. Wonderful mouthfeel.