rlgk (14386) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Egham Beer Festival 2015-08-07. Black beer with a nice lasting beige head. Roasted coffee and chocolate aroma, fruity, licorice, some soot. Roasted chocolate flavor, licorice, soot, coffee notes. Slightly thin but still quite nice.
cassa (10) - Torino, ITALY - MAY 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Piacevole Stout con un leggerissimo sentore di mare oltre ai classici cioccolato e caffč.
Spuma non molto persistente ma bel colore Ebano per la birra e nocciola per la schiuma.
Beverina e non troppo alcolica.
tinylightsrecs (361) - - JAN 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint from Village Hotel Newcastle. Lovely dark pour and creamy head. Slightly light for a stout, very nice
Mr_Pink_152 (2017) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Sawn Inn Almondsbury. Deep black colour with a tan head. Aroma has toasted malts. The taste has toasted malt too but was a touch watery, and had a acrid aftertaste.
imdownthepub (11495) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Very dark brown with tan head. There is a sweet, oily character to this, some plumminess, some ageing wine like notes. The sweetness does tend to dominate somewhat, hints of dark roasted barley. It’s ok.
BeerViking (3263) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Kings Tun, pours black with a tan head, smooth and fruity at first, then richer as it loses the cellar chill. The nose has old wine, plus hints of plum and coffee. Dry, fruity and faintly plummy-tart, halfway between watery and creamy, roasted malt with a touches of ash.
mr_h (3741) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask by hand-pump at Camperdown Place, Glasgow (2014 Winter Festival) - opaque dark brown near black, good tan head, roasted malty aroma with fruity sweetness, negligible lacing, sweet, creamy, fruity, oily feel, good carbonation
leaparsons (8916) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, The Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, Oadby. Near black with a thin head. Aromas are nutty dark chocolate and earthy coffee with blackberries. Some underlying toffee with cheap cola and spicy notes. Flavours are sweet cola with herbal liquorice and roast malts. Leafy, peppery hops. Decent.
The_Osprey (3507) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2014
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Sir John Oldcastle JDW. Black with a red tinge, small tan head, no lacing. Body is light, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is sweet, watery, touch of chocolate (but not good chocolate - more like Hershey’s), maybe paint, no bitterness at all so it gets a little insipid. Not much to it.
Theydon_Bois (12920) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Victoria Station Spooneria, 23/10/14.
Light black with a moderate tan covering that clears to the edge.
Nose is dark fruits, light roast, tobacco, toffee.
Taste comprises fruit cake, salted caramels, liqourice, light spice.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, drying close.