jamesie1857 (812) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask @ Three Tuns, Dronfield - Very dark slightly red tinged brown with a small lingering tan head. Aroma of ash, roasted malt, coffee, soy and a hint of berry fruit. Smooth fullish mouthfeel. Flavour was similar with further notes of charcoal, ash and dark chocolate. Some bitterness towards the finish. Very drinkable and tasty stout.
Rune (6125) - Tromsų, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half at NWAF 2013, (4.3 % abv according to the festival program, where it was called a new traditional stout), cask by handpump. Near black coloured body. Naked surface, spotty lacing to the glassware. Spiced malty nose. Dark malty-fruity taste revealing hints of coffee, liquorice and a chili touch beneath that lingers for quite a while. Easy to drink. Enjoying (Manchester, 23.01.2013).
visionthing (1626) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at NWAF 2012. Very dark with a reddish hue and an off-white head. Aroma of blackcurrants and malt with some roasty notes, hints of coffee and spices. A bit sweet and fruity with a quite dry and bitter finish. A bit strange, but quite pleasant. (2013-01-25)