joe19612 (1821) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at GBBF 2011. Dark brown with off-white head that is gone in seconds, aroma is roasted malt, some hints of coffee.Taste is roasted malt and bitter dark chocolate, some hints of dried fruit, with long lasting bitter aftertaste.
rosenbergh (6589) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Marble Arch Inn, Manchester, England.
Black colour with average sized creamy light tan head.
Coffee, roasted malt and mild dryness in aroma.
Flavour is sweet chocolate, dry hops and roasted malt.
downender (6164) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask-conditioned at the Three Tuns, Bristol 23/6/2011. Near black in colour with a slight, off-white head. Chocolate in plenty on the aroma with a touch of coffee. Flavour had charred malts, plain chocolate and a dryish finish. Enjoyable.
jaghana (3754) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - JUN 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 50cl bught on line. A dark beer with low head. Nose is full on bitter dark chocolate. Aroma is dry stout like with a bitter presence and a nice dark chocolate taste and aftertaste. Very long aroma which remains in the mouse, notes of caramel and dark malt, good stuff.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Marble Meet the Brewer event at the CASK, Pimlico, 8th Sept 2010. Deep chestnut brown with a magnolia head. Soft caramel and milk chocolate nose. Tastes like a beefed-up mild. A very smooth and drinkable dark beer.
stravale (2062) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAY 29, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Aroma - roasted malt, treacle, fruity aroma (hint of apples?)
Appearance - very dark brown, tan edges on glass, light tan head.
Taste - mild roast, smooth milky consistency, treacle, molasses, fruity layer, bit earthy, fruity flavour (touch of acetaldehyde?). Finish - bitter roast.
MiP (13535) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, 5.5%. Weak coffee aroma. Black colour, almost no head, but frothy. The flavour has some chocolate, mild, not dark or really bitter. Hint of Nesquick or O’boy. Slightly sweet, but with a hint of alcohol in the finish.
Gary (1340) - Brentford, London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(cask @ The Magpie & Crown ,Brentford). plesant vibez through out..
Hop resins and roast malt nose; rich and roasted flavours , with a bitter choco dryness. Compact, if subdued.
TBone (12477) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 500ml (BB 07/2011)
Deep brown color, not much head. Milky, cocoa-chocolate aroma. Light to medium bodied. Flavor has chocolate, milk stoutish, nuts, lots of black coffee. Somewhat harsh, like when coffee beans have been used? Decent, but too milky and harsh for me.
oh6gdx (20256) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Very close to black colour, small off-white head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, mild toasted and roasted malts. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee beans, and some mild bitterness. A bit ashy in the finish.