BlackHaddock (3479) - Shropshire, - NOV 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
13 Nov 2012 and I’m back at the brewery owned ’Fighting Cocks’ in Oakengates: hand-pulled pint.
This is my first ’normal Wenlock Stout’, the Oak Aged version was lovely and Dave the brewer told me he is in the process of brewing another batch of that for December.
Dark, as you’d expect with a tan coloured head that produced some good heavy lacing.
Semi-burnt, roasted malts rule the nose and taste: not as smooth as the Oak Aged but still very drinkable. Dark chocolate and ground coffee notes come through as the beer warms a little in the glass, nice.
bytemesis (2916) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Pours deep ruby black, medium supper creamy tan head, great lacing. Aroma is roasty and smoky. Flavor is light sweet, roasted malts, a but burned, smoke, dark bread. Medium body, creamy. Nice.
DedicatedToFun (2122) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Mikeller SF, dark pour, beige head, nice lacing, smells of chocolate and coffee, taste is the same chocolate, roasted malts, nice stout.
Sledutah (4276) - Utah, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Freewheel
Clear mahogany with a medium sized beige head and good lacing. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Flavors of chocolate, roasted malts and coffee, bitter finish
Nice, mild stout
MattH (635) - California, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask pour at Mikkeller Bar SF. Aroma of roasted malts and light anise. Flavor is medium anise with some berry.
AmEricanbrew (5575) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask pour. Black body with lasting tan head. Dark chocolate syrup, milk chocolate aromas with mild ash, black licorice. Smooth medium body with low carbonation. Smooth, lightly dry dark chocolate flavors with dirt, ash, dark roast maltage---smooth finish----good.
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask. Black with a fizzy tan head. Strong roasted grain, chocolate, citrus, and burnt coffee aroma and taste. Thin bodied palate.
bhensonb (10689) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at West Coast Brew Fest 2013 as Iron Bridge Stout from Freewheel. Pours dark brown with a frothy tan had. Aroma is earthy chocolate. Med body. Flavor is earthy milk chocolate with smooth burnt malt. Very nice.
paccamacca (13) - California, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at their ’sister’ brewery pub in Redwood City, Ca. Deep dark body, off white head which stays the distance, with nice lacing. Subtle chocolate, coffee and malt notes. Smooth finish. A nice stout.
brokensail (10527) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown pour with a khaki head. Really nice roasted malt and coffee aromas. Some chocolate, earthy hops, and a light sweetness of toast and caramel. Mild bitterness to the flavor, earthy hops, and plenty of roasted malt and coffee. Good chocolate flavor, moderate hop character, and some nice sweetness.
joeneugs (3106) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on cask at the 2013 SF beer week opening celebration. It pours a brown/orange color with a khaki head. The aroma is very nice with toast, treacle and a little coffee. The flavor is toasty, lightly spicy more treacle and coffee with a nice roasty finish. Full bodied and packed with flavor. Loved it.