fonefan (29292) - 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 (26267) - 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.
anders37 (12756) - 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.
MiP (12177) - 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.
cgarvieuk (11024) - 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 (10911) - 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.
thewolf (9885) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ The Fat Cat, Sheffield.
Pours a nice, dark ruby red to black. Small, staying, frothy, beige head. Super aroma, dark chocolate, roasted malts, soft caramel and light liqourice. Low carbonation, fine dry mouthfeel. Flavour is roasted, very dry, dark chocolate and English liqourice. Long, lingering roasted aftertaste. Nice.
DJMonarch (9153) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Handpump at the Crown Inn, Stockport 06/10/2007
Tan head. Some roast aroma. Black smooth and slightly rich on the palate. A little dryness in an oaty roast finish.
bierkoning (8958) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Marble Arch, Manchester. Black and opague. Creamy roasty aroma. Roasty flavor, velvety with coffee. Medium bodied. Malty, but not too sweet. Nice one!
FatPhil (7509) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Fest2013)
Beautifully soft chocolatey aroma. Almost black, ruby glints, loose tan head. Much richer burnt body. Not ashy though. Full, but also very drinkable, body. Finish leaves you with a lovely mellow burnt roast - nice one!