sic1314 (1050) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a very deep, dark brown with a frothy off white head. Aroma of roast malt and berry fruit. Full body (for the strength especially), flavour of the roast malt with dark chocolate and some raspberries in the background with a dry, quite bitter finish.
The_Bish (973) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice nutty roast in afters. I want something really weird to happen. Something nobody could have imagined. Why canít that happen?
JohnRMurdoch (2300) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from AleselA. Almost black colour, reasonable head. Mild spicy treacle malt aroma. Fruity coffee malt flavour. Liquorice aftertaste. Decent stout.
Scopey (3380) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Blackfriars, Inverness. It pours very dark brown with a small beige head. The nose is treacle, brown sugar, dark fruits and instant coffee. The taste is roasted malt, earth, cocoa, coffee, ash, light tang and dark fruit with a dry, roasty finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Smooth and flavoursome.
Beersiveknown (1660) - NORTHERN IRELAND - APR 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home from Alesela
Dark ruby brown with fluffy tan head, raspberries and pipe smoke on the nose. Full bodied, medium carbonation smoky brew with dry roast barley and a touch of chalk. Sweet & fruity malt middle and an earthy long dry barley finish.
stravale (1371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Benleva Hotel, Drumnadrochit
Pitch black, only slight ruby light through edges of glass, rich creamy tan head, excellent lacing
Aroma - soft roasted malts, bit woody, light burnt note, vague hint of smoke
Taste - mellow roasted malts, soft burnt bread crust, background of dark berry fruits, touch of burnt wood, hint of dark chocolate, slight tart note, quite complex flavour
Palate - soft carb. medium body. Soft mellow dark fruity malts with burnt bitterness cutting through a bit. Finish - A two tier soft red / dark berry fruitiness and burnt bread crust with roast malt. The burnt note is always tempered by the fruity note so its never too burnt. A long pleasant linger of both strands of flavour which diminish like a slow diminuendo
Overall - A really good stout with that interesting burnt roast/dark fruit balance. Itís the best beer Iíve tried so far from Loch Ness.Good stuff!
dantheman278 (1338) - SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gravity at SRAF 2012. Black pour, thin brown bubbly cap. Dry, roasty nose, touch of puff candy as cgarvieuk says. Dry cocoa, lots.of roasted barley, burnt toast, just a hint of vanilla, slightly thin mouthfeel and a dry roasty linger. Ok.
mr_h (1512) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 30, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask by gravity at Paisley Beer Festival (28 Apr 12) - very dark coloured beer, thin tan head, roasted malt, chocolate aroma, bit watery, caramel and roasted malt flavour, dry finish
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at The Heriot-Watt Beer Festival. Pours a dark brown colour with chocolate, caramel and roasty malt characters. Mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Nice.
cgarvieuk (11109) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2012 cask in blueblazer ... deep black ... creamy tan head ... perfect looking pint ... sweet puff candi toffee malt roast nose ... little too sweet milky coffee roast malts ... little puff candi ... soft chocolate ... nice ... soft