The_Bish (1125) - West Midlands, - JUN 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich, very dark pour. Nice roast malt nose, then nice flavours with good fullness in mouth
jjsint (772) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Lower Red Lion, St Albans. Dark, almost opaque purple-black. Aroma of prunes, charcoal, lavender, dark chocolate. Usual stout aroma components, but there’s something a bit more complex about it: a sweet-umami aspect which I can’t quite place. Taste is fairly bitter with a slightly vinegary aftertaste. Quite good overall. I’d jump at the chance to have this again.
Mjp12 (336) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, quite a hoppy aroma, with a thick mouthfeel, relatively easy drinking for its abv. Almost like a dark ipa .
SilverfoX (268) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
leather, very black with foamy tan head. rich, creamy and hoppy with coffee flavours with a sweet aftertaste. nice.
SarkyNorthener (1956) - 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 (3371) - 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 (6516) - 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 (20807) - 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 (6865) - 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 (8720) - 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 (3112) - 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