mr_h (3163) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask by hand-pump at Bon Accord, Glasgow - opaque dark brown near black, good beige head, sweet chocolate, mocha, creamy, good carbonation
CraftBeerNick (1012) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home, 31st August 14. Aroma is chocolate, malts, a little iron. Pours flat, taste is chocolate, ash, metallic. Palate is too thin, drinks easy. OK, about what I expected
GuideDogSaint (513) - Xiamen, CHINA - AUG 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bitter Virtue at home on 8/8/14. Pours black with no head. Aroma of coffee and liquorice. Bitter dry finish.
Theydon_Bois (10351) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, from Hogs Back shop, at JF’s house decoration bash 22/02/14.
Light black with a moderate tan covering.
Nose is roast malt, cocoa powder, light spice, touch of vanilla.
Taste comprises burnt toffee, light roast, cocoa powder, dark fruit twang.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, a little on the watery / thin side.
Ok stout, easy drinker, perhaps a little thin for the ABV.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2014 Cask conditioned handpump Seven Stars Rugby 01/02/14. A black beer with a whitish loose head and good lace. A good dry roasty stout. A welcoming nose and great dry flavours. Restrained bitterness. Rich with good chocolate and coffee mélange. Good stuff. Score 3.9
Subsequent rating scored 4.2. Average becomes 4.0
Leighton (12200) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2014
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask at the Lyric - Soho, London. Pours dirty brown with a large, lasting beige froth head. The nose holds earth, wet tobacco ash and milk chocolate. Light sweet flavor with lots of gritty ash, tobacco, abrasive charred leaf bitterness. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Poor condition. More ashy roast to finish, bitter cocoa, burnt wood, dirt. I fear this might be the end of a cask that has been pouring for a bit. Not much to like here. A pretty unpleasant drink.
Scopey (7618) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Lyric Soho. It pours deep ruby-brown with a medium beige head. The nose is roasted malt, cocoa, coffee and burnt notes. The taste is roasted malt, pepper, toast, ash, burnt notes, coffee and mild acidity with a very dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Not a whole lot going on really. A run of the mill stout.
SaintMatty (5564) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml Bottle - Very dark brown in colour. Liquorice, coffee and roasted malt in the aroma. Very roasted taste with notes of coffee, liquorice and plain chocolate standing out.
evergreen0199 (2170) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Battersea beer festival 2012. A dark brown/ruby coloured pour with a thin white head on top. A fruity, malty aroma. Tastes similar, fruity, malty, chocolate, roasty. Quite good.
berkshirejohn (4698) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Nags Head, Reading. Brownish-black with a ruby red tint and soapy cream head; wholemeal toast aroma; smooth and syrupy - stewed plums with traces of smoke and bitter chocolate; leaving a warming finish. Very pleasant.