ThirstyBird (1868) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - NOV 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Many thanks to bobinlondon for carting this beer from cask in his local, into a bottle, then onto a train through the chunnel, around Brussels and finally to Düsseldorf - You are a true gentleman!! Pours very dark black/brown with a tan head that quickly dissolves. The smell is big roasted malt, licorice, molasses, a bit of char, nutty, a hint of coffee. The taste is dark roasted malt, char, a little smoke ending quite dry. The body is Light+ with light carbonation. A truly nice dry, bitter stout!
Don2711 (175) - - NOV 14, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2014 Excellent dark malt. Licorice aroma and licorice flavour and nutty. Good strength. Will drink again soon. Second pint even better. Can see why supreme champion 1991. Third pint and going well. Good strength.
CraftyBeerTour (94) - Barcelon, SPAIN - NOV 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask. Raisiny aroma. Dark brown, light tan dissipating head. Dark chocolate, vanilla, liquorice and smokey notes. Touch dry on finish. Highlight is the smooth roasty flavour combination.
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Dark brown with finger thick tan/ivory head.
Aroma: Chocolate, nutty, woody, toast, liquorice and prune.
Taste: Medium bitterness, low sweetness and low/medium sourness.
Palate: Thick coarse texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, lingering dry roasted malty finish.
Comments: Tasty and glass lace.
Kita (1275) - Koper, SLOVENIA - FEB 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 0.50l, shared with colleagues. Pitch black color with thin creamy light brown head and nice lacing. Aroma of heavily roasted malt, smoke, charcoal and leather. Taste starts with light sweet but rich roasted malt with nutty note, following is smoky and mild fruity, mouthfeel is dry, while finish is mild bitter. Medium body, creamy texture and soft carbonation in palate. This one was incredibly hard to drink, smoke and leather notes were too strong...
SarkyNorthener (2542) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask@the avion, aldridge. Black beer with medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, a little chocolate and nutty. Taste is sweetish nuts, roasted malts, a little dark fruit and ash. Medium bodied. Good stuff.
Simon8 (7) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very palatable beer, good amber brown in colour. Guest beer at California club, Ipswich
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Black in colour. Very Malty; dark chocolate, coffee, roasty malts, caramel, hints of liquorice and nuts, some smoke. Fruity; dark fruits, raisins. Hoppy; low hop bitterness. Well Balanced. Smooth and mellow. Sweet chocolate roast malty throughout; leading to a drying finish. Very drinkable. Nice Stout!
planky84 (2248) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Kidbrooke Beer Festival, 2014. Dark brown pour with beige head. Licorice and chocolate aroma. Licorice, sweet spice and chocolate flavour.
mR_fr0g (4372) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home from waitrose, thanks to Sarah for picking this one up. Opaque black coloured pour with a nice compact light tan head that hades to a halo. Aroma is sweet caramel, nutty malts with a little dirty ashy edge. Considerable berry fruits on the nose as well. Later there is some soapy notes. Flavour is rounded milky lactose sweetness, caramel and chocolatey roast. English yeast with fruity berry esers. Palate is nice and rounded pretty full bodied, pretty milky sweet. Nice rounded stout.