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. Iím 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 canít believe how heís 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 itís made stronger, shoved in a wooden cask of some sort and matured into a barrel-aged monster. Just go easy on the snozzberries...
cbnz (96) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ The Red Cow in London
Appearance: Near black body, small tan head
Aroma: Coffee, chocolate, dark fruit, noticeable hop aroma
Taste: Roasted malts, anise, raisin, coffee
Palate: Thinner body than expected, noticable alcohol
ElManana (1223) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Borefts, thanks for sharing! Roasted, coffee, malts, light bitter to accompany, very nice!
77ships (5895) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thx! for sharing. Sampled draft @ Borefts 2015. Day 2. Blackish dark brown. Nose is coffee, coffee is a bit thin, sweet sugary & lightly herbal. Taste is herbal milk chocolate, milk chocolate, some bark, cold coffee,Ö Body is a bit thin. Decent but not stellar.
sir__v (1192) - Lille, FRANCE - SEP 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Borefts 2015, De Molen Bodegraven - NL. Color: deep dark black beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: roasted malt and caramel domination. Taste: very nice taste with medium body and combinaison between roasted malt and caramel. Aftertaste: roasted malt, caramel and small alcohol finish.
GothGargoyle (1841) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Borefts 2015. Black with a pale head. Aroma is dark fruits, roasted malts. Medium bodied, roasty on the palate with a bitter finish. Taste is roasted grains, burnt wood.
TheJvd (1004) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at Borefts í14. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma has some licorice, roasted malts, earth. Taste has roasted malts, licorice, dark chocolate, bit dry.
HogTownHarry (6322) - 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 (2965) - 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 (904) - 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 (49) - 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. Iím more of an ipa man but I enjoyed this. Good head retention.