FatPhil (8353) - Tallinn, - NOV 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle (K Kamppi)
7 Lovely chocolatey and spicy aroma.
5 Jet black, lovely tight beige head.
6 Burnt and sharp retronasals, quite estery. Taste quite simple, mostly burntness dominated, and a bitterness that seems to be due to that burntness. However, it’s not thin on the malty body, and there are clearly some hops contributing too.
4 Smooth palate, crisp carbonation. The finish improves on the taste - here the hops come back out again. Whilst in the mouth they’re dominated by the burntness, where they can form vapours they themselves shine, so we have the aroma back again, with some lovely citrussy hops.
13 This is no jaw-dropper, but it’s certainly a very good stout. For a pasteurised bottle, it’s very good indeed. Right up there with Entire Stout, perhaps.
mr_h (2322) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask by hand-pump at Counting House, Glasgow - clear dark brown, lively bubbly tan head, sharp coffee aroma, intermittent lacing, coffee, dry, malty finish
jjsint (427) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Lloyds No 1, Milton Keynes. A lovely mahogany, little head/lacing. Faint aroma of Milo. Taste is sweet with bitter/sour tinges. Not complex but enjoyable all the same. Weak palette, unfortunate aftertaste. Liked it well enough, but wouldn’t order it again by choice.
WeissGary (276) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask. Decent stout. Smokey aroma, crisp, frugally, milky taste. Not bad, quite smokey.
Theydon_Bois (6547) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle on the train from Plockton to Dingwall, thanks to SP, 19/10/13.
Mid black with a good sized light tan head.
Nose is roast malts, light hoppy backnotes, ash, touch of cocoa.
Taste comprises light roast, earthy, dark malts, dark toffee.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry finale with light roastiness.
Decent enough stout.
BOBBDrinker (50) - - JUL 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
There a distinct coffee and smoky aroma to this dark oak coloured beer which is framed by a cream head which fades rapidly. It has a smooth feel and its flavours are subtle and caress the tongue with coffee, spice and smoke. Not over lively as a stout should be, well deserving of its awards!
Zita (4232) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice light burnt malty aroma,black, light brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice light licorice finish.
olio (5131) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20101105.
Pours dark red color with a small head. Aroma of toasty malts, caramel and chocolate. Flavor of chocolate, dark fruits, caramel and dark malts. Decent.
Patrickctenchi (2916) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a tall, oatmeal head.
Aroma is cola, chocolate, a hint of smoke.
Taste is slightly bitter chocolate...dark fruit.
Roasty and creamy.
Slightly light, but very nice.
RichardW (1342) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Medium roast aroma and taste, pouring a deep ruby black. Reasonably dry, but very easy on the palate with a biscuit texture and finish. Nice smooth finish, very enjoyable.
DruncanVeasey (6810) - NUNEATON, Top 4, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask handpull, The Duke of Edinburgh Hotel, Barrow, Cumbria, 16/02/13. Jet black with a skimmed vanilla top lining the glass. Nose weak bitter choc; milky mocha, hint of the gents. Soft, lactic, blackberry crumble dusted with burnt toast, finely shaved bitter chocolate notes. Puff of cigar. Really good.