teorn88 (5743) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle split at ChrisO tasting, London. It pours a dark brown color with medium beige head. Aroma is rich dark chocolate, espresso, vanilla, leather, resin, toffee. Taste has tangy dark fruity, roasted malts, espresso and dark chocolate. Medium bodied with creamy texture and good carbonation. Overall, tasty stout
graham_murphy (552) - - JUN 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’ll be having more of this. Right down the middle of what an oatmeal stout should be. Strong but not an imperial stout. Sweet with tastes of chocolate, coffee and caramel from malt. Not a lot of taste coming from the hops (ok maybe that could be the only weakness but then again this matches a traditional stout). Well done.
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled; rated at home; 1st May 2015.
Opaque with baige lacing. It kinda shot out of the glass a bit so I hope it’s not too bad a bottle. Head retention is excellent. No faults there.
Aroma is chocolate chip cookies; burnt oak; cold espresso cream; spruce pine; grains and leather. Taste is leather; velvet; backcurrants; chocolate cookies; some sugar residue and clotted cream and cold espresso.
It’s a nice example of a stout. I enjoyed this one.
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured deep dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of roast malt, dark fruit, coffee grinds and chocolate. Light body, flavour is much as the aroma. Not bad for the low ABV.
ladnewton (1738) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Craft Beer Co, Covent Garden on 25th January 2015. Sepia-black with pale tan foam and chunky lacing. Rich and intense roasty aroma with coffee notes. Intense roastiness in-mouth with coffee flavours and spicy touch. Finish rather sweeter, with caramel roasty malts. Fair amount of body and an engaging texture. Well-crafted stout.
jc1762 (553) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask in a shaker glass showing completely opaque black and a full body.
The nose showed a lot of chocolate and roast malts.
The palate was medium bodied with a lot roast malt flavor and a slight coffee-like tartness. The finish was a dark chocolate bitterness. Overall, a nice cask stout.
AshtonMcCobb (4907) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Oddbins.
Appearance - opaque black with a lovely fawn crema head. There are some red chinks around the side of the glass.
Nose - chocolate and generally roasty.
Taste - more roast and dark chocolate. Dry malt slightly heading down the liquorice route.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry malty finish.
Overall - yes enjoyable.
allmyvinyl (8809) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from oddbins Queensferry street. Pours jet black, thin beige head. Aromas of coffee and liquorice, some oats. Taste is light sweet, roosted bitter coffee. Bitter finish. Nice.
mike_77 (4933) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with this soapy, coffee coloured head. Some toasty, smokey elements in the aroma. Also some grassy hops. Flavour has a fair whack of bitter coffee and some cocoa too. Bitter and somewhat metallic aftertaste.
Scopey (11555) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Rake. It pours jet black with a small tan head. The nose is rich roast, charcoal, cocoa, cola coffee and treacle. The taste is bitter, rich roast, coffee, citrus peel, earth, treacle, charred wood, molasses, burnt brown sugar, with a lingering dry-bitter finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Pretty damn bitter, which almost pushes it into the bipa territory. Rather tasty stuff.