onceblind (5312) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour under a foamy light khaki head. The aroma is really lovely with earthy milk chocolate and nutty caramel tones. The flavor is a bit more bitter than I like, particularly at the beginning, but mellows into a earthy cocoa and bitter black roast malt tone. Finishes dry and roasty.
DroolYeast (450) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ Duke’s Corner.
Aroma of some black malts, coffee. Pours black with lots of tan head. A tiny head is lasting. Moderate bitterness with lots of roasted malts. Some charcoal. Light sweetness. Finish is roasted malts and dry. Soapy texture. Average carbonation.
Bombtrack (5) - - MAY 2, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the pit chapel allerton leeds. Pitch black in colour. Notes of vanilla, roasted nuts and star anise bring a flavourful mouth of dark chocolate, coffee and slight dark cherry. Brilliant stout
mike_77 (3890) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark colour. Aroma and flavour are strongly flavoured with roasted malt, chocolate and some coffee. Light body makes it easy to drink.
s_hartshorne (2231) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 Cask Sheffield tap. Black colour tan head lacing. Good chocolate roasted malty aroma. Taste is nice chocolate coffee liquorice roasted malts long bitter finish. Nice body mouthfeel. Great stuff.
jonas (6081) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Bar Animal. Black, rocky brown lace. Roast, molassis, coffee, mineral aroma. Good coffee and burned toast entry, dark chocolate, leather, herbal notes. Mellow creamy mouthfeel. Light acidic aftertaste.
BRW (1433) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Biercab. Black colour with beige head. Roasted, chocolate aroma. Roasted, chocolate, sweet taste. Some dark fruits and slightly bitter. Medium body.
AshtonMcCobb (3765) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On keg at the Red Squirrel.
Appearance -opaque black with a nice crema head.
Nose -dark chocolate and roast. Some boozy notes.
Taste - more alcohol and chocolate.
Palate - medium to full bodied with a creamy texture and a long finish which is quite sweet but brings relative balance.
Overall - I think this is somewhere between a semi imperial stout and a porter.
alovelydrop (8) - - MAR 1, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Harrild & Sons (Farringdon Rd). Purs pitch black with a thick tan head. Lovely aroma of dark chocolate and coffee. Strong coffee malt taste with a bit of smokiness and sweetness on the finish. Good stout.
Lonick (790) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask @The Vintage, Leith. While i have had this a few times i’d never rated
it. Pours black with a tan head. Huge chocolate malty nose, nutty, chestnuts perhaps. Coffee and chocolate on the palate a wonderful sweet aftertaste, this is what beer should be.