oh6gdx (23130) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (backlog). Very deep reddish brown colour, close to black. Mediumsized creamy brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, toffee, some burnt wood, liquorice and caramel to it. Flavour is nutty, roasted malts, liquorice, chocolate, ripe fruits and mild toffee. A beauty, which is really nice and bold considering the abv too.
Pistacho (54) - SPAIN - JAN 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2015 Cask conditioned at the Southampton Arms. Coffee and chocolate aroma. Soft at first sip. Then comes this kind of acidity from the roasted grains something like lemon+ashtray. Only an opinion, It’s not my kind of stout, for me is really unbalanced.
gegwilson (2242) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask in the York Tap. Almost black with a cream head. Nice coffee aroma. Rich and tasty with lots of good roasty flavour. Coffee and chocolate especially. Excellent stout.
jfb (4762) - Freising, GERMANY - JAN 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(cask) clear deep ruby-brown colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of hazelnuts and toasted malts, slightly ashy, with a hint of sugar icing and vanilla. flavour is mostly ash and toasted malts, with more hazelnuts, some light black forest cake and a medium roasted-bitter finish. light- to medium-bodied with soft carbonation.
JoshRaburn (56) - - JAN 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good rocky head. Thick chalky feel. Quite dry. Good. Dark chocolate and roasted malt.
mR_fr0g (6054) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2014 Cask at the Euston tap. Clear mahogany brown / caramel coloured pour with a lasting stodgy cream coloured head. Aroma is rich dark Choc, earthy coffee bean little wood and lactose sweet on the nose. Flavour Is composed of milky sweet choc, smooth soft roast, palate is semi sweet, milky choc, mineral. Pretty balanced and very drinkable.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at The Euston Tap, London on 17 Mar 2012. Poured black, with a dense beige head. Aroma of citrus hops and roasted malt. Really thick mouthfeel. Flavours of dark fruits, dates, raisins and burnt malt.
ManVsBeer (6222) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Old Gate, Hebden Bridge. Has a heavy roasted malt nose and heavy taste - and full bodied as you might imagine. It’s not quite as tasty as its aroma suggests it might be. Black with a thick off-white creamy head that sticks.
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a deep reddish brown with a frothy off white head. Aroma of roast malt and toffee malt. Medium body, flavour of dark chocolate, coffee and burnt malt.
jackl (5916) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ CPK. The pour’s deep brown with a small, tan espresso head. The aroma’s rich caramel and toffee candy. Sweet, creamy hot cocoa, chocolate fudge cake. Quite a delectable, sweet aroma. The taste is smooth roasted espresso bean. Lovely rustic earthiness. Charred malts, bitter chocolate. Hints of lactose and marshmallow sweetness on the full finish. Nicely weighty mouthfeel. Oily body, fine carbonation. Overall, a really nice stout. Good economy of flavor.