brownyonder (266) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Jet black with a tan head which diminishes but doesn’t completely disappear. Chocolate and coffee on the nose. Flavours of chocolate, vanilla, malt and smoke.
floris87 (35) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown beer (not black) with greyish brown fizzy head that fades slowly. Primary smell is chalk, then more subtle smells of roasted malt, coffee, liquorice, hint of chocolate, and hops. Taste is bitter, lots of coffee, plums, some figs and a bit of liqourice. Mouthfeel is very mediocre, a bit watery for a stout. Nice spicy hops and pepper in aftertaste, although it could be stronger. Could be better, but certainly not bad.
RichardW (1461) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, Coppers8till8, Ncl. Big smoky roasted aroma, leads into a beautifully smooth full-flavoured assaualt on the tongue. This is a mighty stout, beautifully balanced, spicy hop notes come through to balance out the strong malt dominance. Definite plum and whisky characteristics. Gorgeous jet black colour and a rich dark cofee coloured head just add to the all-round beauty of this beer. Had this accompanied by some mature cheddar and toasted sourdough and what a pairing that was!
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - OCT 21, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2012 Bottle from Great Grog. Man am I excited about this beer. Big deep black pour, thick bubbly brownish head. Nose is rich dark chocolate, coffee, some raisin, plenty of roast malt too. Palate is thick chocolate and vanilla at first, which is soon joined by a definite roasty/smokey streak. Strange but pleasant hints of plum/raisin too. Spicy hop and ash finish, and the tiniest cheeky hint of booze. This is an awesome beer.
Miksu (4946) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 16, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Craft Beer Co, London. Opaque black color. Sweet coffeish roasty aroma. Sweet coffeish flavor with some nuts, toffee and charcoal. Initially smooth with some ashy astringency and tannins in finish. A great stout with rich taste.
Beersiveknown (2789) - NORTHERN IRELAND - OCT 10, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2011 Bottle at home blackberries and licorice nose. Dark brown/ black cm tan head, steady stream of bubbles. Rich roast barley and berries with long dry and smooth finish
Keg at port street beer house august. Rich and thick body with chocolate and Resinous hops finish.
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ The Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell EC1. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate abd licorice aroma. Roasted malty licorice and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty chocoalte and licorice finish.
cgarvieuk (14082) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 27, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2012 cask at stockbridge tap ... im tempted to just say hell yeah and leave it at that... but probably best not ... bright green ... thin tan head ... big soft coffee roast malts nose... dark deep plums ... dark heavy roast malts ... dark chocolate .... dark fruits ... solid dark roast malts ... oh and i was joking about the green colour... it was neon pink 4.2
cask at cloisters ... neon pink ... thin tan head ... dark chocolate ... light pine hop nose ... too much hop up front ....but nice darrk chocolate roast ... little toffee ... again soft pine ... nice but prefered it last time ... 4.0
keg at brewdog ... dark black ... thin tan head ... solid dry chocolate roast malt nose .... litle toocold ... but actually not too fizzy ... deeep dark roast malts ... big solid roast ... quite a lot of pine hop ... 4.0
keg at the southern ... neon pink ... thin green head ... rich smooth chocolate malts ... soft roast ... juicy malts ... dark chocolate ... light biter chocolate ... dark roast ...wow . this is lovly id forgotten how good 4.2
cask at Crosskeys ... day go orange ... thin blood orange lacing ... deep rich chocolate nose ... dark bitter chocolae roast ... deep malt body ... light bitterlinger ... soft hopyness in linger .. nice but not best ive had it 3.8
Aniela (2313) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Craft Beer Co London august 2011. Dark, small headed. Coffee, chocolate, sweet licorice aroma. I love the taste of coffee, chocolate and licorice with some roasted notes.
evergreen0199 (1948) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Euston Tap, London. A black coloured pour with a small beige head on top. Roasty, malty aroma. Tastes roasty, chocolate, coffee, slight bitterness, rich tasting. A satisfying well balanced stout from Magic Rock.