DruncanVeasey (6604) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Oily black beer with a filthy tan collar. Decaying leaves, cocoa, ashtray, burnt vanilla on the nose. Good soapy hop under Neopolitan, bitter chocolate, Fryís and burnt nut notes. Makes me think of After Eights and after dinner coffee. Kind of festive I suppose.
stravale (1691) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ Holyrood 9A, Edinburgh 071112
Black, ruby edges, thin tan head with some lacing
Aroma of roasted malts, bitter plain chocolate, touch of coffee
Taste of roasted malts, bit of coffee, dark chocolate malts, some Bournville, nice deep dark malts, some bitter roast, touch of charcoal
Palate - soft carb, medium body, some viscosity, little sticky. Finish - some lingering bit powdery dark rich chocolate cocoa
Overall - Very flavoursome stout, however, itís more bitter roast and chocolate
sm89walt (1666) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (gravity) - Norwich Beer Festival, 2012. Poured a near opaque brown with a fine but lasting light tan head. Roasted mat, chocolate, leather & coffee on the aroma. Good coffee, dark chocolate & roasted malt to taste. Medium-ish body, lingering dark malt finish & a soft palate texture.
suprchunk (1794) - Crestview, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour. Slight tan head that faded from a larger one. Plenty of lacing. Aroma of chocolate and roasted barley. Chocolatey taste with some malt sweetness and a slight bit of coffee. Nice milk stout mouthfeel. Sweet and yet dry finish. Very nice.
zacgillbanks (1467) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Rehills in Newcastle. A black beer with rich chocolate and liquorice flavours with a roasted coffee finish.
madmitch76 (12124) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
7th July 2012
CP&K Pizza Port Tap Takeover. Well casks were still regular. Opaque black - brown beer. Tidy pale tan head. Light airy dry palate. Mild dark malts with a tiny bit of unsweet dark chocolate. Very subtle dark fruits. Semi dry smooth finish. Okay.
maeib (8041) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask conditioned handpump Malt Shovel Northampton 29/06/12. A black beer with a small grey head. A good bitter roasty stout. Nicely hopped. Plenty of chocolate in the nose. Drier and smokier in the mouth. A very tasty well brewed stout.
oh6gdx (19630) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@Reading Beer Festival 2012. Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is fruits, roasted malts, some ashes and mild liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, some dry wooden and smoked ntoes. Roasted and chocolaty aftertaste.
meerbier (1370) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle@Home. Cacao and light smoked aroma. Opaque, light brown, good lace. Cacao in the flavour as well, very dry, bitter black chocolate finish. Bit shin and sharp.
cgarvieuk (12182) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at home .. depp red brown ... thin tan head ... dark roast ... soft toffee malts ... light chocolate nose...little fizzy ... over fizzy ...quite bitter ... roast malts ... barest hint of sourness ... not really working that welll for me ... huge bitterness and a bit thin