wimpyjoe (2660) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Queen Hotel, Todmorden. Dark but not black. Has full roasted aroma and taste with a slightly bushy floral twist.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a dark brown colour with a thick light tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and roasty malt. Similar flavours with a very nutty linger. Moderate carbonation and a creamy mouth-feel. Not bad just too nutty for me.
anders37 (15299) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Wenlock Arms, Hoxton N1. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.
niquillis (783) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at Trackside Bar, Bury. A good creamy well balanced stout with hints of vanilla. Very much to my taste.
cgarvieuk (12784) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
cask at Guilford arms edinburgh...black thin ... creamy tan head... light roast malt ... slight charcoal ... sweet toffeee roast malts ... easy and uncompliated.
DruncanVeasey (6811) - NUNEATON, Top 4, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask handpull at the Fuggles Cafe (brewtap), Bedlington, Northumberland. Very dark mahogany with a silky beige collar. Fudgy sweet choc cake and caramel sauce sweetness aroma with ash, coffee and raisin. Thick stooty velvet body just as it should be. Liquorice dark raisiny hints and mocha with good roasty and bittering back up. Sweet oily balanced stout with plenty of cocoa, smoke and a slightly vinous dab of fruit.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A Mes rate: Gravicask at Pigs Ear.
Amazing how hit and miss cask ale is. One mans trash is anothers treasure. It has to be said this was really hitting the sweet spot. Black and opaque with a thin beige head. Nose of coffee. malt and bread with a very slight lick of hops. Not overly complex but it’s a glorious smell. Stunning flavour, brimming with complexity. Beautiful fruit, smoky malt, rubber, ink, car tyres, bitter chocolate and a superb bitter finish. Great condition, awesome mouthfeel. All this from a comparitively low abv beer. Pretty much everything I could want from an English stout. Amazing.
KnutAlbert (5720) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Pig’s Ear BF 2007.
Fine stout, coffee, grain, sweetness, dry finish. Not earth-shattering, but a fine ale.
imdownthepub (9449) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned at Harbury Beer Fest ’07. Black with slight cream head. Smooth and creamy stout, very deep and chocolatey with dry coffee notes. Quite fruity in the latter, warmer mouth but finishes quite quickly.
harrisoni (12477) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Black beer with thick lasting dark beige head. Beautiful stout aroma of roasted malt. Dry roasted grain. Thick and pungent. Charcoal. Prunes on nose. Then sour in mouth. Prune/damson sourness. Juicier than nose would lead you to believe. It is surprisingly sour, especially in mouth. Roast malts come back at end to balance. Aroma is good. Not keen on sourness and then ok finish.