erickok (5275) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost black body and minimal head. Simple roasted malts, toasty, herbal. Quite moderate in aroma and taste compared to modern imperial stouts, but this isn’t imperial, only 5% and for that it’s pretty decent. (Bottle from Wine Rack Leeds)
ManVsBeer (8494) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Deli Belge, Sowerby Bridge. Very dark with no head. Understated stout that’s quite crisp and has a small milky smoothness to it, with some of the liquorice sweetness as well.
SilverfoX (871) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
toast, nuts, burnt aromas, has that flat cola look with some tan lacing, yes flavour as aroma. quite decent if a bit watery.
jackafholmes (1000) - - DEC 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from blacker Hall. Black with a thin off white head. Aroma is ashy and smoky with zingy liquorice. Taste is quite strong and bitter. Nice medium carbonation and body. Nice straightforward stout.
downender (7846) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol 6/10/2014. Near black, with a thin, tan, head. Big chocolate and porridge oat notes, a hint of liquorice and roasty finish. A bit thin in the mouth, but a good beer nonetheless.
beervis (243) - Taylor’s Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich and slightly chewy, and nicely bitter with liquorice and burnt notes. A warming and substantial stout.
cgarvieuk (21095) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cask at stockport festival ... deep black ... thin tan head ...big chocolate roast ... soft vanilla nose ... dark charcoal roast ... soft valiia ... big roast ...
jamesie1857 (1944) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle - solid black body, thin off white head. Slick mouthfeel, has a nose of coffee and liquorice, similar taste with a bitter chocolate finish. Quite good.
dogbomb (1151) - ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. Deep brown almost black with rose hints. Small tan head. Oatmeal and malt nose with hints of grass and vanilla. Light, creamy mouthfeel reveals oaty, toasty, toasty tastes. Surprisingly light and drinkable with a sharp bitter smooth finish. Winner.
leaparsons (9778) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, The Salmon, Leicester. Near black with a thin beige head. Aromas are bready yeast and oats with smoky notes. Raisins with leather and traces of banana. Flavours are low roast malts with hints of BBQ. Raisins with soy sauce and dark chocolate bitterness. Fruity and sweet with an earthy finish. Good.