Creedence (287) - Montreal, Quebec, - MAR 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at NERAX. Pours a black brown with no head. Roasty aroma of coffee and burnt toast. Flavour is similarly roasty, with some nice dry cocoa flavours too. A little thin on the body.
zacgillbanks (4225) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bodnant Welsh Food Centre, Furnace Farm, Tal-y-Cafn, Conwy LL28 5RP. Inky black with a thin tan head. It has a rich chocolate and liquorice flavour with smooth roasted coffee on the finish. Very good for a relatively low ABV.
johndoughty (4862) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with a small head. Smooth creamy flavour with a hint of chocolate.Plenty of body for its strength. Nothing outstanding but still quite pleasant.
47574xeCD (860) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle at Myrddins Barmouth. Poured black with a tan head. Nose is charcoal smokey roasted malt cocoa. Taste is mild chocolate cocoa roasted malt. Not a bad stout.
dchad56 (318) - - OCT 1, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Good looking, black with thin beige head. Smokey malt aroma. Weak feel, lack lustre in mouth and on tongue. Weak vanilla, lacking taste and substance - not rated.
RuneStumo (2542) - Haugesund, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
04.08.2015. 0,5l Bottle. Black colour with off.white head. Aroma of dark malts. Ligth roasted, dry bitter chocolate and coffe. Very soft with w toffee ending. This beer has exactly the same mouthfeel as milk. Soft with a coffee ending. Watery body, and for me its a little thin. Very soft carbonation. Its not often I think I dont like a beer, but this one is just that one.
BlackHaddock (6034) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
2nd July 2015: second beer of a random tasting session with me and no one else. 500ml bottle conditioned: BBD end of July 2015, but I think the brewery were being a little over ambitious with the length of time it would stay ’good’. Poured vigorously into an Abbot Ale glass tankard the beer steadfastly refused to produce a head of any sort, not even a wisp or collar: not a good start. The body is Jet Black by the way. Most likely over chilled by me but as it warmed the beer still had very little aroma or taste apart from a malty base and an ’old musty-out of date’ sort of feel. Lacklustre and boring: a pity because I have liked most of Monty’s brews that I’ve encountered, bottled or cask.
TEJA (2189) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Björn, thanks.
No head. Coca-cola color and a bit flat.
Dark chocolate aroma. Choclat malty taste with some lingering sweetness. Medium body and bitterness. A fine vinter warmer.
gunnfryd (13969) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 9, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, malt, hop, yeast, smoked, licorice, chocolate. flavour is the same. Medium body. Ordinary beer. KRS 080814.
Beese (2561) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF 2012. Poured near black, with a thin beige head. Aroma of vanilla, dark malt and cocoa. Some roast malt in the flavour, with molasses and caramel. Moderate mouthfeel. Finish was earthy, with some bitter burnt notes and toffee.
coranc (35) - IRELAND - AUG 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. 500ml. Frothy, light tan head. Roasted malts, coffee, fruits aroma. Smooth palate. Taste of same, some chocolate notes.