maneliquor (3482) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at CBC Clerkenwell. An absolute top drop this. Perfect balance between chocolate, roast and sweetness. Has a little liquorice in there which adds that touch more. Very balanced and full bodied. Great beer
Monkeyharris (11) - - JAN 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Half pint at Leeds Brewery Tap. As dark as night, absolutely no light to be seen through this beer. Dispersing tan head. Nose predominantly black currant with licorice. This is lost in the initial taste but returns on the smokey finish. Taste includes coffee, smoke and oak. Another fantastic Brew from Magic Rock!!
Niall73 (2417) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Earl of Essex, Islington. Pours a dark brown/black with a tan head. Aroma has dark fruit, toasted rye, light tropical fruit, orange and a slight floral edge. Medium body, medium carbonation. Some treacle, licorice, cola, rum, prunes, a little dark choc, bitter coffee, cherry with a nicely bitter finish. Good.
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suurjuust (2659) - ESTONIA - JAN 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Very dark brown beer, small tan head. Nose is roasty malt, chocolate, coffee. Taste is malty-roasty, some milk chocolate, mild licorice. Dry finish with roasty bitterness, coffee. Soft carbonation, medium body, watery to oily mouthfeel. Nicely balanced solid stout.
daniel_Hop_It (21) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flat brown head. Very dark body, thick in character. Solid roasted malt coffee aroma and flavor with low carbonation and a very sweet finish. Fab balance
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap. A tall creamy sand-colored head, upon a near black body. Dry roasty and light ashy aroma. Fine notes of coffee ground and dark chocolate. Mid-bodied, dry and chalky. The flavor is much of same as the aroma, with a nice acidic touch in addittion Earthy and light resiny bitterness in a dry finish. Very likeable.
minutemat (3742) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Friends of Ham, Leeds. Brilliant, full-tasting creamy stout with dark chocolate, roasted malts and a restrained bitterness. Very well blended with all elements coming together nicely in the glass.
aenima (330) - Askim, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coffee, chocolate and roast in the aroma. Balanced taste with similar taste as the aroma.
Marduk (5402) - Reval, ESTONIA - NOV 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Dark brown color. Small size, off-white head, stays. Mild coffee, caramel and grainy notes in aroma. Milky, grainy, coffee, roasted malts in flavor. Long lasting coffee and touch of iron in aftertaste. Nice one.
FatPhil (12782) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2014 Tap (Drink Baar, Tallinn) (7:5:7:4:14=3.7)
Lovely coffee roasty aroma, pleasantly sweet. Smooth palate, soft carbonation. Lovely roasty body, gentle roast. Touch wooly with dry earthy hops. Nice stout at 6%, English styled, drier than the other stouts we’ve had recently, which is nice.
Rerate: Tap (Pudel, Tallinn) (7:5:6:4:13=3.5)
Just had this to compare with Buxton Imperial Black, and whilst this smelt better, it doesn’t taste as good. Fails to impress to much, gotta dock a point off taste and overall.