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...
johndoughty (4950) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can.Medium head that soon dissipated. Slightly dry with some maltiness but no really outstanding flavour. A bit above average stout but not one too search out.
aleksander9 (1333) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with creamy tan head. Vanilla, cocoa and toffee. Slick, sweet, chocolate milk and light floral finish. Great!
craighill (100) - GERMANY - AUG 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Dense cappucino-coloured two-finger head sits on almost black beer. Aroma is overripe plums, cocoa powder, roast, and green hop aromatics. Taste is a combo of hop and dark malt bitterness balanced by fruity malt sweetness. Viscous.
MrOrla (2184) - Odense C, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap c4. Pours nearly black with a off white head. Aroma of roast, choko, light red berries, caramel. Rather straight foward with a touch good roast.
Davros (2746) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a tan head.
Nose shows roasted malt, cocoa and soft liquorice.
Flavours include more dry roast and cocoa, as well as a bit of toasty and nutty malt.
Carbonation is much too high.
mabuzzer (558) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - AUG 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml can. Inky black with an initially thick nut short lived tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee, taste is more coffee, bitter with some sweetness and a little liquorice too.
AnG_BrgNor (479) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Black with short lasting foam. Aroma and taste is dark malts, roasted and sour coffee. Aroma is weak. The taste also has a touch of soap or minerals witch I dont enjoy. Thin body.
NikkTwist (2663) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Khyber Pass. Opaque back pour that started with a good show of khaki foam but reduced quickly to a soft ring and left no lasting lace. Not much aroma. Dark malts. Carob beans. Glossy chocolate liquorice. Black currants. Cold coffee. Desiccated walnuts. Vanillin. Charcoal in the finish. Distinctive but feels more like a strong Porter than a Stout.
ABS (883) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Vinmonopolet’s BU. Pitch black, with a small, greyish head. Coffee and roasted malt nose and flavour. Quite dry. Bitter ending. Thick body. Medium carbonation.
ruigo (2226) - PORTUGAL - JUL 25, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From cask @ the brewery. Black colour with medium tan head. Roasted malts, chocolate, toffee and coffee in the aroma. Average to low carbonation and medium body. Taste is medium bitter and medium sweet with chocolate and earthy notes. Dry and roasty finish. Overall, a very good beer.