fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask gravity @ Reading Beer Festival 2008.
Clear medium brown black color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, burnt, peppery, moderate to light heavy hoppy, citrus, grape, ginger. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. (020508)
Ungstrup (31416) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Marble Arch Inn, Manchester. A pitch black beer with a thin brown head. The aroma has notes of sweet and roasted malt as well as light notes of soy sauce. The flavor is sweet with notes of soy sauce, roasted malt, and chocolate, leading to a dry roasted finish. The body is very light.
oh6gdx (23612) - 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.
anders37 (20410) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ National Winter Ales Festival 2009, Manchester. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a small tan head. Has a rich malty coffee aroma with some hoppy hints. Roasted malty coffee flavor with some hints of dark fruit. Has a roasted malty coffee finish with a bitter aftertaste.
cgarvieuk (18513) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2013 Cask at Manchester winter ale fetival 2009... Deep black ... nice rich roast malts ... quite a lot of coffee in nose ...again coffee and roast malt ... medium bitterness that builds.
cask at 57 thomas street ... deep black ... thin bubbly tan head ... big soft milky chocolate nose .... soft chocolate ... light coffee ... dark roast 3.8
harrisoni (15792) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cask gravity at Reading BF 08. Slightly hoppy aroma. Black colour with dark brown edges. Intense malt aroma. That is a good stout. Good grainy choc and a lot of grapefruit hop. Just a great aroma. Intense flavours. Amazing and quite possibly my beer of the festival.
rlgk (15303) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Euston Tap, London. Black beer with a brown head. Malty chocolate aroma, cocoa and some fruits. Cocoa flavor, coffee and tar, roasted, some hops and some soot.
Leighton (15280) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Euston Tap. Dark brown pour with a dense, creamy beige head. Lots of citrusy hops on the nose with some ashy, roasty malts. Medium sweet, some juicy, resinous bitterness, light burnt wood, mild tobacco. Medium bodied with good, on-the-money average carbonation. A bit of sticky hops to finish, piney, good bit of roast and charred wood. Fantastic.
MiP (14562) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask, 4.7% at the brewpub. Roasted aroma, a bit of iron as if from raw beef. Black colour. Stable light brown head. Coffee flavour - clean and cold. Without any unpleasant bitterness. Round coffee flavour, hint of cream. Has a little bit of grassy, biting hop in the finish.
Theydon_Bois (14283) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at White Horse Parsons Green, Old Ale Festival - 23/11/12.
Mid black with a thin tan head that quickly recedes to the edge and forms a film atop the glass.
Nose is roast malt, dark fruit, molasses.
Taste comprises bitter chocolate, light hops, roast malts, molasses.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, quite a bitter finish for a stout.