Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Deep rich engine oil black with a fine, stained brown head. Rich complex, toasted malt aroma. Ashy, burnt flavour. Sweet richness, gives way to intense, dryer, toasted malt flavours. I tried this fresh and bottled, side by side at the brewery, and the bottled was far more complex, refined and subtle. A fantastic beer for any stoutie.
zacgillbanks (2260) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Rehills in Newcastle. A black beer with a quickly disappearing thin tan head. It has a rich chocolate, liquorice and plum notes with a sweet warming fruity finish.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - OCT 26, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Opaque black appearance, dense foamy brown head. Licorice and cocoa aroma, milky coffee, burnt alcohol/fruit. Burnt toast, coffee malt flavor, subdued fruitiness, dry with some woody tones. Strong bitter roast in the finish, aftertaste is mildly sweet chocolate milkshake. Thanks to rauchbier for this one.
planky84 (2103) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Utobeer, Borough Market. Black pour with a beige head. Raisin, dark chocolate and caramel aroma. Chocolate, toffee and coffee flavours. Very smooth. Dry, sweet finish. Good stuff.
thomat (2035) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with a small brown head. Fruity with malty notes. malt, chocolate, fruit and roasted. Medium to full body with a bitter finish.
wyzzywyz22 (1961) - 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.
Desverger (1829) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Tony (thank mate) Black as you like with a healthy beige head. Dark caramel chocolate, dark fruits with some coffee in there as well.
boozedude (1744) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUL 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bonber...pitch black pour with brown head..raisen chocolate aroma... taste is freaking incredible..some coffe... chocokatr.. chalky fibish but great
Niall73 (1682) - 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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bartlebier (1643) - 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 bičre, Mulhouse 09/2013. Convincing UK Challenger hop profile, smooth but not creamy, thinnish, some milk chocolate, roasted nuts, none too sweet.