Theydon_Bois (9280) - The ’Sham, Surrey, 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.
cgarvieuk (14784) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the standing order... Deep black... Thick tan head... Soft sweet chocolate roast malts nose... Soft chocolate roast... Dark malts... Oddly far too cold... Dark fruits roast
madmitch76 (15420) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
17th October 2014
Crosse Keys Spoons. Cask. Opaque dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is softish and semi dry. Good fine carbonation. Smooth and mild dark malts, trace of roast. Some tang and an odd dark malt sweetness. Smooth finish. Fine.
jjsint (839) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Bankers Draft, Bedford. Verydark brown with a light brown head. Looks gorgeous. Not much aroma: a bit of caramel but that’s about all. There’s a savoury bitterness to it. Unbalanced but pleasant nonetheless. Aftertaste is too acrid, reminuscent of mid-afternoon diner coffee. It is a trifle artificial. The mouthfeel is slight but silky. A mixed bag but I enjoyed it all in all.
harrisoni (13897) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask handpull at Willow Walk Spoons. Black beer thin tan head. A rich juicy stout. Quite drinkable. It’s fine. Some richness light chocolate flavour. Some dryness on the finish. Ok. Malty.
RichTheVillan (3209) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at JDW Briar Rose; black pour with a creamy tan head, dark fruit and coffee aroma, taste has dark winter fruits, moderate bitter and some roast malt.
wimpyjoe (4208) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ Sir Titus Salt, Bradford. Black with a thin off-white creamy head. Light tasting stout, not much roasted malt to be found although there’s a very small sweetness about it.
niquillis (969) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On cask at Wheatsheaf (JDW), Stoke. Pours black with a tan head. I remember this being quite nice in a bottle. This was thin and rather bland, disappointed.
Beese (1996) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 22 Oct. Poured black, with a dense tan head. Aroma was very light, with some saltiness and burnt sugar. Mouthfeel was fairly watery. Some brown sugar in the flavour, with dark malt and very light coffee. Finish was smooth, but with very little lingering flavours; a little maltiness and some dried fruit.
evergreen0199 (2083) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at William Jolle (W’Spoons), Northwood Hills. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes roasty, malty, chocolate, some dark fruit too. Easy drinking stout.