superspak (2822) - Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 2 finger dense and rocky tan head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toast, brown bread, herbal, grass, pear, apple, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, earthy hops, and fruity yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toast, brown bread, herbal, grass, light pepper, light fruitiness, and roast/yeast earthiness. Slight earthy hop/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, herbal, grass, light pepper, and roast/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of roasted/bready malt and moderate earthy hop/yeast ester flavors; with good robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice English milk stout. All around good complexity and robustness of roasted/bready malt and moderate earthy hop/yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
gegwilson (1447) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bought from a little Calvados store in France. Apparently the brewery has now closed down and this is one of the last bottles. Pours black with a good tan head. The taste is rich, fruity and sweet at first before bitter liquorice notes on the finish. Nice creamy mouthfeel. Really very good.
jtclockwork (8877) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours brown with tan head. Nose/taste of roasted chocolate, milk sugar, treacle, lightly burnt toast and soured coffee grounds in the finish. Medium body.
Garrold (1699) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Jug and Bottle, Bubwith. Dark brown. Tan head that turns into an odd, green tinged film? Aroma is a sour, vegetal weirdness. Some blackcurrant. Some roasted coffee. Taste errs toward the sour side of all that. Smooth palate, though, and oddly quite enjoyable. Insipid, it isn’t.
bartlebier (1955) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - OCT 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught sampled at Mondial de la bière, Mulhouse 09/2013. Convincing UK Challenger hop profile, smooth but not creamy, thinnish, some milk chocolate, roasted nuts, none too sweet.
ThirstyBird (1695) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - OCT 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Erwin for sharing! 75cl bottle @ RBBSG II. Pours a super dark brown with small loose brown head. Smell is coffee, roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt and dark fruit. Active carbonation and medium body.
Niall73 (1866) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bb 08/07/14. Went for a fairly aggressive pour which resulted in a dense black/brown beer with a pale tan head. Aroma is coffee, sweet choc, a bit of licorice, rum... Light to medium body, mild carbonation. A touch of burnt treacle, bitter coffee, and there's was sweeter choc earlier in the proceedings. Nice.
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wyzzywyz22 (2027) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Carringtons, Chorlton. Poured a deep dark brown colour with a restrained tan head. Nose showed some roasted malt and choc notes. Similar flavour. with traces of dark fruits, coffee and a little smoke. Solid stout overall.
Martinus (3046) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black colour, beige head. Aroma of stout, moccha, dried fruits, light medical notes. Sweet flavour, moccha, light fruity, caramel. Sweet malty finish. Not bad.
(From 75cL bottle @ RBBSG II, Gent 2013. Thanks for sharing, Erwin!)
Bov (9755) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from Mondial de la Bière 2013, Mulhouse; draught - black beer with a persistent beige foam; roasted dark chocolate; medium-bodied, low carbonation, pralines and licorice in the finish; gently dry and fairly hoppy - very nice one