Rune (10530) - Tromsø, - FEB 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravicask at NWAF 2013, half pint shared with Finn. Bubbly tan-coloured head. Near-black coloured body. Dark chocolate nose added by vanilla. Woody vanilla flavour mingled with chocolate leading to a malty dry bitter ending. Medium bodied and well made (Manchester, 23.01.2013).
theprof (359) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Robinson Arms, Nottingham. Aroma tasted malts with Smokey vanilla notes. Pours dark mahogany with thick cream tan foam. Tastes of milk chocolates and coffee with a smith vanilla finish. A very fine specimen, indeed.
Stuartyboy (1297) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 20, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask @ Richmond pub Liverpool a dark opaque ale with roasted malt aroma flavour is chocolate coffee roasted malts with vanilla notes a bit watery and thin
BlackHaddock (5653) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle conditioned: BB Dec 2015. Drank at home on 25th Sep 2015 during a random tasting evening I had with myself. Deep, dark brown bodied brew, the sediment joined the glass, so it was a little ’murky’, the top off-white and slowly fading to a wisp and collar with slight lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate and malted barley. The taste was also dark chocolate and malty, slightly burnt, smoky feel to the flavours. Expected a smoother, richer palate to the brew to be honest, this was OK but lacked depth and discernment.
Cunningham (6461) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black color with a thick beige head. Chocolate, vanilla and light fruity aroma. Rich and very fine blended flavor. Coffee, chocolate, vanilla and some fruity notes. Outstanding!
[On tap at The Grapes in Liverpool, England]
furfix (2) - nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vanilla and coffee on the nose, slightly bitter on the length, dark ale, stout, tasty. Good pint.
Scotty001 (479) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - JUL 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured deep dark reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma of chocolate and toasted malt. Light to medium body, vanilla smoothness, flavour as the aroma.
jmgreenuk (6751) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Anchor Birmingham. Poured almost black with a bubbly light tan head. The aroma is big chocolate malt. The flavour is moderate liqourice bitter with a dry coffee spice, chocolate, smoky malt palate. Medium to light bodied with soft carbonation. A little light but packed full of flavour.
s_hartshorne (2571) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask the hop wakefield. Black decent tan head. Aroma is great smokey roast malts coffee choc. Taste same bacon great ashy smokey long drying bitter finish. Nice mouthfeel. Really complex stout this great stuff didnt get much vanilla probably overpowered but still amazing.
ManVsBeer (7670) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ The Pumphouse, Liverpool. Black with a thick slightly, off-white, creamy head. There’s a highly desirable chocolate nose to this ale, but it’s disappointingly low of this in its flavour. However it does have a nice smooth tasting texture.
Towey1989 (1454) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Bursley Ale House, Burslem. A deep dark brown colour with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, milk chocolate, cream, vanilla and a some coffee and toffee. Taste of roasted malts, butterscotch, vanilla, dark chocolate, coffee and slight burnt taste. Medium bodied and a soft carbonation. A dry, roasted finish. Slightly unbalanced but still tasty.