WaddlingPlatypus (13) - Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Dark umber, pours with an off-white head. Weak aroma of malt. Similarly weak, the flavour is of burnt malt, with an slight aftertaste not unlike the scent of a freshly-painted room. Odd, to say the least.
EDIT: having sampled a second bottle, the paint-like aftertaste is no longer present, having been replaced by a faint milkiness. Much more agreeable than an aftertaste of primer! (taste score raised from 5 to 7)
LazyPyro (223) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Very dark brown almost black colour. Small tan brown head doesn’t last long. Aroma seems a bit weak but there’s definitely a roasted coffee/malt, a little chocolate. Flavour is pretty much the same, roasted malts, a bit of coffee and/or chocolate too but mostly in the aftertaste. Pretty nice beer, just feels a little weak compared to similar beers.
MarcinG (214) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Butelka. Ciemno brazowe prawie czarne. Piana srednia palona szybko opadajaca. W zapachu chmiele palone i kawowe nuty. Smak dominuje kawa.karmel i lekko chlebowy posmak. Swietne piwo.
JonWhitakerr (11) - Harrogate, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance-Extremely lively head that stays for ages! The beer is a deep caramel/coca cola colour, with very mild carbonation, and good lacing around the glass
Aroma-Some roasted coffee notes escape through the thick head. A stale bread and yeasty smell is also present. Alcohol is present, but a little unpleasant smelling
Taste-Sweet with a bitter note developing. Quite well rounded and smooth down the throat. Some flat coffee notes developing as well. Milk chocolate present when lapped over tongue. Burnt notes aswell
Palate-Soft and a little oily. Coats the roof of the mouth. Abrupt finish however, leaving a whisper of bitterness. Very easy drinking
Overall-A decent pint to session, especially with the relatively low alcohol, but for a craft stout, it leaves a little to be desired, especially in taste
AndySnow (5969) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where: Tasting 2015-10-09, bought at the brewery.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Roasted malt, chocolate, fruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Roasted malt, chocolate, some coffee.
TheKernOwl (66) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Body: slight cocoa, slight coffee.
Body: slight ‘spent BBQ’ smokiness.
Finish: wispy, but not thin.
R4N5H (525) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle on 26-Sep-2015. Black with a generous beige coloured head. Creamy mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Aroma of cocoa. Slightly bitter chocolate taste, coffee and roasted malt. Slightly bitter aftertaste with lingering chocolate.
charlotte (5060) - rødovre, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle.Almost black colour with medium beige head.Aroma is mild roasted and malty.Aroma is slight metallic and with flavor of chocolate milk and toasted caramel,slight bready with short finish.
ThirstyBird (2391) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from my local Waitress in Berko, pours a very dark brown with deep orange highlights and a rich tan head. The smell is molasses, roasted malt, dark fruit. The taste is roasted malt, molasses, dark fruit ending dry and roast with a touch of coffee. The body is light/medium with prickly carbonation.
borre_m (879) - NORWAY - SEP 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours black. Aroma is slightly coffee, bread. Taste has a little too much burnt, its light and easy to drink.