haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, - JUL 22, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask, Sheffield Tap 20/07/11. I’m going to have to get the head brewer, Stuart Ross, to talk me through the malt bill for this one. Again. Because it works so well, it puts such strength and depth and suppleness in, that I still can’t believe how he’s conjured it up. I can nearly always find fault with a cask stout - maybe a touch acetic, or too much ashtray - but this was bob on.
Three things: I need more of it. I need to drink this at the end of a long snowy walk in front of a roaring log fire. And I absolutley bloody well demand that it’s made stronger, shoved in a wooden cask of some sort and matured into a barrel-aged monster. Just go easy on the snozzberries...
HogTownHarry (6293) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
September 12, 2014 - at Southampton Arms; handpull. Dark ruby-black pour, not too thick-looking - average bubbly tan head. Aroma and taste mostly chocolate/coffee medium-deep roast malt with light herbal bitterness to balance, definite alcohol presence; anise and date malt sweetness in the taste ... slick, slightly light body, mild carbonation, with a little more bitterness in the finish, left a slight acidic coffee/stewed prune aftertaste. Solid.
VsXsV (2873) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Opaque black liquid with small to medium light tan head. Aroma of coffee, fresh hops, light licorice, light ash, toast, light toffee, earth and light chocolate. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of coffee light ash and light licorice. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice and complex. A bit hoppy. Great.
gowdy (897) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - JUN 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Half pint of cask at FyneFest. Very dark black. A little off white head. Heavy caramel aroma.
Smithld1 (42) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask in pelt trader. Superior stout. Bitter with some fruity flavours accompanying the usual coffee, chocolate etc. I’m more of an ipa man but I enjoyed this. Good head retention.
Towey1989 (723) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Brewdog Manchester. A black colour with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, some chocolate and subtle fruitcake. Taste of roasted malts, cola, raisin, subtle coffee, some liquorice and some woody earthiness near the end. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. A dry, roasted bitterness in the finish with subtle cola hints. Much more complex than I thought initially. Mainly roasted flavours with some fruit, liquorice, earth and cola flavours. Really good.
martin00sr (1622) - Haderslev, DENMARK - APR 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @TheBottleShop Druid Street. Black, seems clear. Small beige head. Roasted aroma, hints of coffee and dark chocolate. Roasted malt flavour, medium body and light finish.
gegwilson (2197) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gravity at the Guisborough Beer Festival. Black with a good tan head. Very nice cocoa aroma. The taste is quite rich with lots of coffee and chocolate and light spice. Velvety mouthfeel. Very good.
chimpgibbon (424) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the Cask. Great UK stout what do you want me to say? You think you’re cool Danny. Really good choco berries and prunes shouting at you as you walk away. A ball hair less hoppy on cask if you push me into sweating the details. See now you made me be crude. You rascal you.
Torrefacto (955) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Negro opaco, espuma beis densa. Aromas tostados, chocolate, frutos rojos y cereal. Cuerpo medio y sedoso, inicio dulce débil de cereal que acaba en un amargor equilibrado y tostado.
leischka (34) - - MAR 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tuoksussa kahvia, mallasta, suklaata, paahdetta, humalaa. Hyvän näköinen. Pikimusta, reunoilta tumman ruskea. Beige vaahto, ohut, pienikuplainen. Maistuu kevyemmältä kuin näyttää. Suklaata, savua, paahdetta, maltaan makeutta, aavistus pähkinää ja kahvia. Humala taka-alalla, tasapainoinen runko. Pieni iso stout, ei tuhti, mutta ryhdikäs.