thefle (166) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bare bones stout, slight malt/roasty taste to it but nothing special. Not great but itís drinkable. Meh, skip it or donít it wonít leave an impression
Theydon_Bois (5434) - The íSham, 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 (4014) - 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 (4830) - 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 (2510) - Coxís 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 (1306) - 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 (6639) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, 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.
wimpyjoe (2288) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle version is a fairly dry stout, pleasant without overstating itself. It has a roasted aroma but is mild in character in this respect.
stravale (1704) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JAN 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Sun Hotel, Lancaster 050113
Black, ruby edges, off white creamy head, good lacing
Aroma of soft roasted malts
Taste of dark malts, soft roasted malts, dark sugars, touch of chocolate
Palate - thin to medium body. Finish of soft bitter roast and some sweet dark malts
Overall - Reasonable stout but didnít make much of an impression
chinchill (1018) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
16.9 oz bottle poured near black, but actually a very dark, clear mahogany. The head is sudsy and has rather limited duration. A good bit of coffee in the appealing aroma, that also hints of brandy. Less coffee in tasting where hints of molasses and dark chocolate appear. Lasting finish features dark malt and light coffee. Very smooth but medium-light (too thin) body. Low carbonation.
O: an acceptable stout with a fine aroma.