asheft (2925) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite a bit of vanilla in the nose, with roasty malt and a little bubblegum. Nearly opaque orangish dark brown with no top. Quite roasty--even a bit burnt flavour, with vanilla and a little wood smoke. Moderate sweetness in good balance with bitterness. Medium body, slightly bitter finish, moderate carbonation.
Garrat (1326) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle.Chestnut red with a medium head,aroma of malt molasses brown sugar and metal,taste of molasses malt smoke and metal,sweet dry finish.
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2009
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. Not a true winter ale in any respect. Too light in both colour and palette. In its own right it’s not a bad beer but there’s always the feeling that something’s lacking. Smoky aroma, touch of roasted malt bitterness and residual sweetness. They’re a better brewer than this undistinguished showing..
Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown with a small head. Nose has alot of chocolate and sweeter, smokey malt notes. Palate transaltes well, more choc with mild coffee and a very slight smoked malt character. Overall, a pretty straightforward beer, nothing overly inspiring, given the choice i’d much rahter go for their london porter.
mkel07 (5085) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Thick black colour with a tan foam head of big bubbles. Medium bodied with an aroma of chocolate and coffee that invites you in . Bitter and tart in a good way. Burnt chocolate taste, light in the mouth and not as thick tasting as it looks.
beervis (243) - Taylor’s Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
light, sweetish and slightly spicy with a little warming alcohol, not sure I’d rate it as a stout though. slips down a treat on a chilly night. okay.
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark bown body with a small head. Light roasted malt aroma, thin in the taste, a little sweet and nothing really standing out for me.
MitchWayne (263) - Kokkola, FINLAND - APR 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smoky roasty and sweet stout with a bitter finnish. Simple but very pleasant.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Sainsburys. Looks like a glass of coke. Very mellow for a stout, light on the usual type flavours you’d expect. Nice enough and drinkable but lacking any knackers. Had it not slipped down so easy I wouldn’t have rated it so high. It’s downability gives it points in my book.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, from Sainsburys, May 2008. Dark brown. Very lively. Madly overcarbonated on the palate. Consequently rather acidic mouthfeel. Some spices. All rather hidden by the fizz. Maybe a bit vinous. Perhaps a dodgy batch. Re-rate when possible.