mr_h (2434) - Ayr, - FEB 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask by handpump at Bon Accord, Glasgow - very dark reddish brown near black, thin tan head, good lacing, coffee, liquorice, chocolate aroma, expresso coffee initial flavour with lingering meadowy hop aftertaste, dry malty finish
mike_77 (2723) - 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 (601) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask Sheffield tap. Black colour tan head lacing. Good chocolate malty aroma. Taste is nice chocolate coffee liquorice malts long bitter finish. Nice body mouthfeel. Great stuff.
jonas (5469) - 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 (628) - 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 (2113) - 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 (5) - - 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 (781) - 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.
AndySnow (2458) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where: Taylor & Jones with the Twist, Stockholm.
Appearance: Black colour with a small beige head.
Aroma: Chocolate, roasted malt, dried fruit.
Body: Medium body, rather low carbonation.
Flavour: Chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, dried fruit.
Buongiorgio00 (576) - - FEB 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Stout molto complessa, gusto intrigante dominato da cioccolata e mati tostati, ma che lascia intraverdere sfumature di liquirizia e frutta scura. Buon bilanciamento tra dolce e tostato. Il lato oscuro della magia brassicola riesce a evocare un prodotto davvero notevole.
sic1314 (2553) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured deep dark reddish brown with a small tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, dark fruit, roast malt and some coffee. Medium body, flavour much as the aroma, ad liquorice.