SarkyNorthener (1720) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask@coopers tavern, burton. Very dark ruby brown beer with small head and decent lacing. Aroma of cocoa and dark fruits. Taste is dark fruits, coffee, chared malts, earth and chalk with some licorice. Slightly oily body. Very nice.
allmyvinyl (2892) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Thomson’s. Pours black with a thick white head. Aromas are roast malt, light coffee, dark fruits. Taste is more of the same, sweet finish. Good.
mcberko (6017) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Craft Beer Co Covent Gardens, pours black with a small beige head. Aroma brings out light coffee, toasted malt, and a little cocoa. Flavour brings out coffee grinds, dry cocoa and roast. The coffee is most dominant, with a light and easily drinking palate. Very good stuff.
joergen (20569) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Craft100.
Black colored with a small off-white head.
Roasted aroma of caramel and dark chocolate with notes of hops.
Roasted flavor of caramel, hops and dark chocolate.
Roasted and hoppy finish.
Scopey (6275) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at my 5K taste-a-thon, thanks to Leighton. It pours near black with a medium tan head. The nose is roasted malt, toast, earth, juicy fruit, jam and dark chocolate. The taste is roasted malt, toast, earth, mild acidity, decent bitterness and ash with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Tasty and rather well-rounded. Rather nice!
Theydon_Bois (7938) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at Scopey’s 5K Extravaganza of Oompah Band meets doorbell music, thanks to the guy who lives up the stairs, all those bloody stairs ... - 15/02/14.
Light black with a moderate tan covering that dissipates to edgework.
Nose is roast malt, earthy, dark toffee, dark fruit twang, ashy tobacco notes.
Taste comprises earthy cocoa, dirt, leather, tobacco, dark fruits.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, drying curtain call.
maneliquor (3006) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at Scopey’s 5000th rate. Cheers to Scopey himself. Not much to say which hasn’t already been said. A solid, very dry and chocolatey stout. Has an unusual spice focus to it and a little zesty on the finish. Solid drop but nothing out of the ordinary
imdownthepub (10001) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled, 500ml from Beers of Europe, Kings Lynn, Norfolk. Black with off white head. What a lovely surprise this is, it opens with a pine like hoppy note in the aroma, sharpish. The body is slightly thick on the palate, plenty of roasted coffee husk, a touch of oiliness, bitterness. The bitter-sweet hops then kick in giving a vaguely grassy, leafy character. A real belter of a beer, cracking.
wimpyjoe (3548) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black ale, no head and complex. Has an initial potent fruity hoppy aroma but an underlying malty sweetness behind that. Roasted malts are evident in its flavour but its aftertaste certainly smacks of coffee. Very enjoyable.
jamestulloch (1268) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Coffee, roasted malt and light smokiness. Very hoppy.
Appearance: Jet black body with a medium tan head that slowly fades. Excellent lacing.
Taste: Strong flavours of grapefruit, chocolate, cherry and dark malts. Very tangy and hoppy.
Palate: Medium body with an oily texture. Lively carbonation.
Overall: Tasty and complex. The hoppiest stout I’ve tasted - it’s almost a Black IPA.