tombyars (1356) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JUL 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted this at the GRAF, in The Briggait, Glasgow on the 27th June 2014. Cask, handpump dispense. Pours a dull black in colour with a thin creamy buff head. Sweet malt in the aroma with treacle fudge notes present in the long nose. Thin oily mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark malts give a tiffin cake base with fruit notes of moist raisins, figs and then Belgian chocolate and treacle fudge flavours also present. There is a definite earthy hop prickle in the aftertaste but this fades quickly. Finish is malty and sweet with treacle fudge, chocolate truffle and a drier note of roast grain full in the mouth. This is an excellent session stout, full of complexity and body. Rated this as one of the top three Stouts at the festival. Highly recommended.
witthatsbier (238) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
black with beige head
aroma is chocolate with grain
taste dry bitter with citric tones
mr_h (2866) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask by hand-pump at Glasgow Beer Festival, The Briggait, Glasgow (26 Jun 2014) - opaque very dark brown, good tan head, fruity chocolate aroma, very sweet, chocolate, vinous, oily feel
evergreen0199 (2013) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Pembury Tavern, Hackney, London. A dark ruby/black coloured pour with a medium beige head on top. Roasty, malty, dark fruit aroma. Tastes roasty, malty, dark fruit, hint of chocolate, quite sweet. Nice stout from Milton.
wimpyjoe (3897) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Dirty Dicks, Halifax. Practically black with a creamy off-white head. Crisp and refreshing for a stout with a small roasted malt aroma and taste.
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Classic, slightly dry stout taste. Softly woody, quite lip smacking, decent profile and enjoyment.
Otterdance (164) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
White Lion. Black, so very black. Has all the flavours and aromas I like in a stout - chocolate, liquorice, vanilla, and a nice burnt roasted bitterness. On to a winner? Almost. I like my stouts to be full and thick, whereas this is light and thin. Still, it’s top notch - maybe a summer stout?
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From cask at Pembury Tavern. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark roastedmalty and liqourice. Bitter, dark roasted and vanilla. Dry. Bitter and dry finish.
Cuso (4571) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Devonshire Arms, Cambridge .
Almost black color with medium beige head. Roasty aroma with chocolate, coffee, dark berries. Taste, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, wood. Coffee bitter finish. Tasty.
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
This lean and fruity Stout evokes clear blackberry jam allusions within the chocolate and roasted malts.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam skirts the darkness.
-The mouthfeel is lean but not very dry.
-This was nicely drinkable and quite fruity, like all of their beers I’ve had so far.
-Mild green hop bitterness joins the fruitiness in the finish.
-This is a good, juicy Stout, but nothing more.
On cask at The Devonshire Arms, Cambridge.