swooper (1248) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, - FEB 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
light caramel and malty aroma, total dark colour with brown head which falls in half minute. medium sweetness, medium bitterness, sweet bitter symphony i can say first caramel sweetness coming to bitterness in the end which are in balance. full body, slick feel, average carbonation, very full stout, i thing after two would be under table, but brilliant taste
Simon8 (4) - 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
SarkyNorthener (1965) - Walsall (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.
mR_fr0g (3171) - 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.
planky84 (2112) - , 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.
Philym (1004) - 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.
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!
BlackHaddock (3797) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 Apr 2012: hand-pulled pint in my local Wetherspoons. Black as the ace of spades with very little head showing, this looked a mean brew.
The aroma given off was of roasted, slightly burnt malts with a nutty feel (like an over cooked nut roast, that veggie’s eat).
Sweeter in the mouth than the nose: some caramel hints in with the malty nut roast.
Deep and thick bodied, couldn’t call it ‘rich’ or ‘creamy’, but certainly had a depth of flavour.
An OK Stout.
Gary (1398) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2012 (cask @ Victoria Station- Wetherspoon). God bless roasted malt . I missed my train home accidently on purpose so I could down several pints of this suave ,smooth black liquid . I was content to wait . This beer was vibrant , it spoke to my senses the refreshing simplicity and beauty of cask beer , especially the merits to a stout .This black liquid is living and wants to screw you. There is generous amounts of smooth roasted malt benefits ..coffee ,roasty bitterness. dark chocolate notes ...rather winey and raisiny . Lovely dry finish that twists your arm and makes you buy another . Excellent!!!!
mr_h (2883) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask by handpump at Henglers Circus, Glasgow (5 May 12) - very dark red ale, creamy tan head, roasted malt and chocolate aroma, good temperature, roasted malt, coffee, toffee,smooth, easy to drink