imdownthepub (9651) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, 330ml from Stirchley Wines, Birmingham. Black with light brown head. Roasty, sharp stout, quite spiky in character, not as rounded, bitterness with a resinous hop note, drying and bitter. Good stuff without reaching the real heights.
tiong (3073) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Cask Pub, London
Pours pitch black with a bubbly light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and licorice. Taste is smooth with hints of roasted malts, licorice and dark chocolate. Finish is slightly roasty with hints of berries. Quite easy to drink but still extremely tasty. Well balanced stout.
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tough one for me this. Lovely smooth feel and no doubt tasty. But I was blown away with the first bottle, then had the 2nd a few days later from same source and was relatively non-plussed. I put this down to the fact that the first bottle was had after smoking something interesting.
CraftBeerNick (755) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Euston Tap, 4th April 2012. Good solid Stout, not as complex as some, The Kernel for instance. I would drink this ne again for sure
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg, Cask Pub and Kitchen, Pimlico, 03/04/12. Glossy, slightly aubergine-hued black fringed with tan. Lush, Neopolitan, cigar, burnt vanilla and espresso aroma. Deep silken berry tones overlaid with mellow lactic roastedness; mocha, liquorice. Quite a lipsmacker.
dogbomb (863) - ENGLAND - APR 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask. Pours jet black with a thick dark tan head. Chocolates and malty goodness coming from the scent. Licorice, chocolate, blackberry, treacle, a slight alcohol kick. After the sweetness comes the bitter. Makes the finish last long and memorable. Cracker.
zacgillbanks (1867) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2012 Buy 1 get 1 Free!!! bottle from Rehills in Newcastle. Inky black with a thin tan head. There are strong chocolate and earthy roasted flavours with bitter red fruity and liquorice notes to the coffee flavoured finish.
Simonplea (10) - Sawtry, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a black pint with a thin white head
Nice to hold in the mouth till swallowed then leaving a strong after taste for some time after
But before you swallow take it to the back of the tong and drive it past both sides of the tong
One to get again
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Dashimus (213) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Creamy dark pour with very thin head. moderate coffee aroma with a smokey aftertaste that lingers. Rich flavours but a difficult drink.
omegamike (152) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aromas of candy, toffee, some liquorice. Flavours of roasted malts, burnt caramel, some sweetness and herbal hop too. Perhaps a little too acrid, but a pleasing stout all round.