Rune (11341) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From cask by gravity on the second day at Plymouth Camra Beer Festival 2016. Deep dark ruby coloured body. Lacing rings down the glass from a fading fawn-coloured head. Roasted malty aroma with hints of dark berries. Similar taste of dark fruits, liquorice and chocolate malts. Roasted endnotes. Easy to drink and feels a bit thin bodied in the mouth. Just alright (Shared with Finn 24.09.2016).
ManVsBeer (8765) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Shepherds Hall Ale House, Chorley. Extremely dark with a creamy off-white head. Relatively smooth tasting, quite milky too as the name suggests. Some darker malt sweetness in its nose.
SweatyFatBloke (1) - - MAR 17, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Such a wonderfully smooth & nutty flavoured beer. A slight hint of chocolate on the palette is followed by a creamy, rounded finish. Very dark in the glass with a tight creamy head, this has a very slight hint of vanilla int he finish as well. All in all one of the better ales I have tasted in 2015
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ The Harp, Charing Cross WC2. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty weak smoky chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty weak smoky chocolate finish.
Fin (9672) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At the Peacock Bar at End of The Road Festival, Friday 29th August 2014 Pours black with lacy, filmy thin covering tan head. Tangy, not as chocolatey as the description hints at, bitter chocolate, fruity with a roasty finish. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.1
Garrold (4344) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at SIBA Beer X. Chestnut colour. Bubbly head. Blackcurrant. Cocoa. Taste is fruiy dryness. Thinnish palate. Dry finish.
ladnewton (1811) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the Wenlock Arms, London on 17th November 2013. Deep ruby-to-black with tan decaying foam and scant lacing. Chocolate, nuttiness and roastiness in aroma. Bitter chocolate in-mouth with plenty of roast coffee notes. Intensely bitter chocolate finish. Light mouthfeel and medium body. Delicious.
Svesse (7930) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask at Wenlock Arms, Old Street, London, 22 Nov 2013) Black colour with foamy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with chocolate, coffee and dark bread. Malty, roasted taste with notes of coffee, dark chocolate, dark bread and a generous roasty bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a slight sweetness. Well made and tasty stout. Nice one.
Martin243 (1022) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
1/2 at the Tilley Stone Gateshead. Clear dark ruby body with a minimal large-bubbled head. I got very little aroma beyond a bit of farmyard. Nice enough stouty flavours though, dark chocolate, coffee, dried fruit, hint of Chivers "Olde English" marmalade. Disappointed with the mouth feel: I was hoping for slick oily or creamy, and I got thin and watery. Flat carbonation. Drank more like a mild than a stout. Flavours saved it from utter tedium.
BlackHaddock (6375) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hand-pulled pint in The Four Candles, a Wetherspoon pub in Oxford on 22nd Nov 13.
Poured a rudy black with a full tan covering.
Both the nose and taste were of dark, bitter chocolate and over roasted ground coffee, not a lot of sweetness from the malts (or hops for that matter).
Medium bodied, would have liked more depth, but overall not bad at all. Should have had a half-pint to be honest, as the evening was only beginning and there were many more beers to come before bed-time.