kaiho (71) - - DEC 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Holborn whippet. Pours midnight black with just a hint of tan head. Aroma of roast malt, hint of coffee. Taste of roast malt, touch of blackjack sweets and licorice root. Nice, strong carbonation brings it to your tongue. Still, somewhat lacking in both the taste and aroma. Wishing for a hint of, I donít know, sweetness? Might be due to high abv (for cask) it seems a bit OTT.
nakedwhendrunk (2184) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed from notes (just when I had thought I had everything done for a while).
Thank you, Aimmee.
This was poured into a mug.
The appearance was a dark brown to black color with a one finger white foamy head that quickly died off. Light somewhat speckled lacing roamed around the glass in a messy sort of way.
The smell had a somewhat roasty to sharp chocolate covered glazed fruity (somewhat dark, perhaps leaning towards some plum) tones.
The taste was sweet to roasty to light dark fruit.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with an entrancing smooth to English malty sweetness rolling over my tongue. I would say this was pretty sessionable.
Overall, I say this was a good English stout that I would come back to if offered again.
MayumiH (111) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flavoured with star anise, orange and licorice. Mildly smokey. Very drinkable. Not bad at all.
AtronSeige (600) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - APR 30, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: Roasted, cherry, coffee, rich, dark chocolate,
Appearance: Pitch black with red hues. Thick large brown head.
Flavour: Roasted, medium bitterness, cherry, medium sweetness, coffee,
Palate: Medium-full body, soft carbonation. medium-Dry finish.
Overall: Highly enjoyable.
500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!
13B. Sweet Stout
pricey290483 (290) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2014
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
another beer that i tried knowing that its not my style and it proved me right iím not a fan kind of coffee taste to it but the colour does it for me way to dark
maeib (8729) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 10/03/14. A black beer with a beige head which does diminish. A very tasty stout. Seems oaky. Lots of flavour. Nice sweetish roast. Boozy. Highly hopped. Decadent. Liked this.
thebeertourist (4836) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the brewery tap. Very dark brown with a good creamy head. Chocolate and espresso, well-balanced. Great craftmanship.
RichTheVillan (2997) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark brown pour with creamy tan head, malt and chocolate aroma, taste is malty with some sweet chocolate, dark fruits, some hop bitterness.
CraftBeerNick (903) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home, 16th February 14. Nice chocolate malt flavour, good bitterness, nice simple stout, liked it
Niall73 (1810) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown/black with a bubbly tan head. Aroma had a light meatiness, soy, liquorice and a little dark fruit. Medium body, mild carbonation. Fairly sweet initial with a touch of milk chic, a little fruit and treacle, then a little soy, some dry woodiness and a good lingering, slightly coffee, bitterness. Nice.
BeerViking (2496) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the brewery tap, nose is coffee with hints of blackberry and pine tar, body is dry-sweet with forest-fruity and burnt bitter malt notes.