Leighton (16273) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Pembury Tavern. Pours opaque brown with a thin, beige head. Good aroma, with the vanilla notes just rising above the roasted malt foundation. Flavor is quite nice. Medium sweetness with semi-sharp, mineral malts, hints of ripe, almost tart fruits, vanilla, faint roast and very delicate hops. Light in body with fine carbonation. The finish seems to be sweeter than the initial taste, with all the preceding characteristics in addition to some maple syrup, along with some light warmth and hints of booze. Overall not outstanding, but very good.
Oakes (14059) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium brown. Toasty and cocoa aroma. Cocoa and fudgey character. Relatively sweet. There is a hint of tobacco in the finish.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
CAsk @ Cloisters. Black with ruby tint gorgeous. Yummy blackcurrant, clove, coal, and black cherry mash in the aromas. Smooth soft palate. Delicious flavors with black cherry, tobacco in the tannic finish, sweet black licorice middle. Excellent base of acidity and chocolate malt without being toasty. Absolutely delicious and sessionable.
cgarvieuk (19005) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cask at cloisters ... deep red black ... thin tan lacing ... sweet cherry roast malts ... little licorice nose ... soft sweet licorice ... vimto ... little licorice ... nice
ladnewton (1694) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the Pembury Tavern on 30th June 2010. Thick, black body with a greyish head. Strong vanilla aroma and plenty of roast malts giving lingering coffee notes and some bitterness. On very good form in the pub, with a smooth but delightfully thick texture. Excellent.
RichardGretton (4524) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask@Newark Beer Festival 2010. Black beer with a roasted aroma and a mildly bitter and roasted flavour. Overall a nice roasted stout, quite mild in flavour.
sm89walt (1846) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask - The White Lion, Norwich. Pours black with a fine frothy beige head. Sweet roasted malt aromas, some dry coffee tones and a bit of dark fruit. Initial fruit flavours leading to dry roasty malt notes and a coffee tone finishing with liquorice and a lasting chocolate aftertaste. A relatively soft mouthfeel but bit lacking in the body department for a stout.
oh6gdx (23913) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask@Pembury Tavern. Deep ambery brown colour, small brown head. Aroma is lots of butter, some roasted malt and black coffee. Flavour is roasted malts, toffee, mild butter and also some black coffee. Quite strange at first, but then turns quite mellow and balanced.
leaparsons (9270) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, Northampton Fest 09. Very dark brown with a beige foam. Aromas are earthy roast malts with molasses and chocolate. Fruity with herbal notes. Flavours are flat cola with herbal and vegetable notes. Some coffee and chocolate. Sweet and earthy with a dry finish.
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2009
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gravity at Cambridge Beer Festival 2009. Black with no head. Lovely roasted hop scent with malt notes. Quite thin. Smokey malts in the mouth. Neither particularly bitter nor sweet.