Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at NERAX. Deep dark brown pour, bordering on black with a thin layer of tan bubbles. Cocoa and coffee on the nose, very nice balance. Taste is dark balanced cocoa with a nice roasted malty character in the back. Smooth dry chocolate finish.
Beerhunter111 (7872) - Hasborn, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled @ Finest Spirits and Beer Convention Bochum 2014: Fast schwarzes Bier mit geringer beiger Schaumkrone. Geruch schokoladig, Vanille, röstmalzig. Geschmack mild, schokoladig, Vanille.
JefVerstraete (1458) - Ghent, BELGIUM - SEP 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ Barrels Ale House, Berwick. Dark brown/black colour, creamy foam. Soft carbonation. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and some caramel. Well balanced. Easy drinkable. Good stout for this low ABV.
Grumbo (606) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Tomlinson’s of Inverness. Pours almost jet black with a small tan colour head. Aroma of roasted chocolate, coffee and hint of caramel. Medium body, texture a touch oily, soft carbonation. Mildly bitter chocolate finish. A fine beer.
sharkydodson (248) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - AUG 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
the aroma is caramel and chocolate with shades of baked milk... the taste is caramel and nutty with notes of chocolate, toast, licorice, vanilla, dark fruits and coffee... sweet and bitter aftertaste... very nice stout...
mR_fr0g (3396) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Watford tasting 26/07/14. Opaque black coloured pour with a lasting cream head. Aroma is tangy bramvle , jammy fruits and brackberry. Flavour is dark roast, rich dark choc, tart fruits, tart raspberry in finish. Medium body with tart finish. Nice tangy rich stout.
shoulderbroken (2107) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Roasty, grainy, not too much booze. Easy drinking. Bit burnt, bit smoky. Nice if unspectacular.
SaintMatty (5384) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml Bottle - Black with a tan head. Coffee, blackcurrant and roasted malt in the aroma. Chocolate, coffee, blackcurrant and a hint of liquorice feature in the taste.
RichTheVillan (3163) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The Craven Arms; dark brown pour with a creamy dark tan head, big chocolate and roast malt aroma, taste has plain chocolate, roasted malts a hint of coffee, bitter finish.
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask @ the brewpub. Very dark, aroma is roast, rich dark sugars like intense muscovado and okinawan black, and maybe a little bit of fruit. Light body is slightly oily, with molassesy character and a bit of barrel char. Complex, flavoursome porter that surely ranks as one of the best in Britain.