Christian (11217) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBESG August 2011, White Horse on Parsons Green. Black with a small tan head. Aroma of licorice, chocolate and toffee. Dry and rich malty flavour with lots of licorice.
rlgk (11033) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Craft Beer Co, London. Black beer with a bubby brown head. Licorice aroma, roasted, smoky notes, coca, chocolate, coffee notes. Roasted coffee flavor, some blackcurrant, chocolate, figs, licorice, some sott. Very nice!
Koelschtrinker (10836) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dunkel malzig mit leichten Karamellnoten, deutlich röstig. Trocken, passend, brotig. Röstiger werdend, leichte Süße. Rundes gutes Stout. 11/10/9/9//9
HenrikSoegaard (10618) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. Black colour. Heavy malty and light hoppy aroma. Very roasted. Heavy bitter flavor. Long moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.
imdownthepub (10488) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, 330ml from Stirchley Wines, Birmingham. Black with light brown head. Roasty, sharp stout, quite spiky in character, not as rounded, bitterness with a resinous hop note, drying and bitter. Good stuff without reaching the real heights.
bierkoning (10386) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Borefts 2014. Deep dark brown color. Milky roast aroma. malty roasty milky sweet flavor. Hints of ash. Roastbitter finish.
Bov (9624) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
draught@Mikkeller&Friends, København - dark beer with a little beige foam; fairly roasted maltiness, nuts and chocolate, a decent hoppiness; medium-bodied, dry and bitter; roasted coffeish aftertaste with notes of vanilla
FatPhil (9415) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2014 Tap (Drink Baar, Tallinn) (7:5:7:4:14=3.7)
Lovely coffee roasty aroma, pleasantly sweet. Smooth palate, soft carbonation. Lovely roasty body, gentle roast. Touch wooly with dry earthy hops. Nice stout at 6%, English styled, drier than the other stouts we’ve had recently, which is nice.
Rerate: Tap (Pudel, Tallinn) (7:5:6:4:13=3.5)
Just had this to compare with Buxton Imperial Black, and whilst this smelt better, it doesn’t taste as good. Fails to impress to much, gotta dock a point off taste and overall.
Theydon_Bois (9145) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Cask, Pimlico - 22/06/12.
Black with a little brown edgeing when held to the light and a creamy tan head.
Nose is roasted malts, slightly burnt and coffee.
Burnt roasted coffee, dark chocolate and malts in the taste.
Medium bodied and drinkable, perhaps a little too much in the way of burnt notes for me.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask conditioned handpump Southampton Arms London. A black beer with a tan head. A very mellow roasty flavour with some oatmealy notes. Slightly sweet aroma. A long finish. Totally drinkable. Let’s hope Magic Rock continue to deliver the hype.