jamesie1857 (1780) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask @ Bottle of Sack, Sutton Coldfield - Very deep ruby-amber coloured, mid-sized, stable creamy tanned head, dry roasted malt, dark malt and a subtle fruitiness in the nose; solid dry bitter flavour, light to medium bodied; dry, light bitter, roast malt and coffee-ish finish.
PeterHill (3) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 18, 2013 does not count
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the standing Edinburgh. Dark worth good malt taste. The downside being it hasnít much of an after tasten, hay
ralphdot (1014) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
4.8%, black colour with a good head, roasted malt aroma, roasted and burnt malt flavours, not a lover of stout but this was good.
mr_h (4210) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask by handpump at Counting House, Glasgow - clear very dark red brown, creamy tan head, some lacing which rapidly disappears, dark chocolate and liquorice flavour, bitter aftertaste
SarkyNorthener (3496) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask@moonunderwater, wolverhampton. Black colour medium beige head. Coffee aroma. Taste is coffee and roasted malts with a slight aftertaste of port, maybe. Medium bodied. A good stout.
dogbomb (1128) - ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Great British Beer Festival. Jet black with a thin tan bubble head. Smell s of chocolate with banana and a slight vinous edge. In the mouth, more (cheap) chocolate and a little more (cheap) wine. Nice, but like a watered down version of what it COULD be.
Palme (3604) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from 0.5l bottle @ ōlfestival KÝbenhavn 2012. This is a deep dark brown beer with a small bubbly and sidesticking beige head. The aroma has tones of smoky beef, sweet malts, some cardboard and licorice. Kinda light bodied with a soft silky carbonation level. Light roasted flavors, some chocolate paper, smoky nuances and itís kinda sweet with licorice. Tasty one! 10.05.2012
BlackHaddock (5387) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oct 2009: The first beer in my ídark nightí review session. The brown 500ml bottle was slightly out of date when reviewed (one month and a week). The beer was bottle conditioned.
Poured into a pint glass, vase shaped. Obviously well carbonated, because it came out with a lovely healthy fizz, a deep dark ruby red body witha deep tanned head. It looked every inch like a good stout should. A full head stayed throughout the tasting, it did thin out, but it was still there at the end.
Expected more of a smell, even as the beer warmed it didnít want to give up any secrets, I am pleased to say some burnt malt and chocolate esters did emerge after a while. An earthy, peat bog sort of aroma also began to rise from the brew even later.
Dry at first and in the aftertaste, in the middle came dark chocolate and a little coffee. I tried my hardest to find any írich ruby portí as advertised on the label, but failed.
The beer however is smooth (again as advertised on the label) and has a rich texture and body.
A very good start to my evening, I hope the next two or three (depending on my mood and soberness) are as drinkable as this.
shoulderbroken (3222) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Harp. Dar red brown colour with beige golden head. Aroma is dark fruit, plum, bit of roasty coffee malt. Taste is fruity, bit of marzipan, pretty sweet. Bit like a mild.
tombyars (1530) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted this at the Troon Beer Festival in September 2004. Cask, handpump dispense. Jet black in colour with a thin white head. rich roast malt and coffee granules in the long aroma. Thick creamy texture to the mouthfeel and good lacing throughout. Dark malts give a moist maltloaf base with burnt toast notes which quickly fade to give a sweet damson fruit flavour which soon intensifies. There is a slightly dry dusty prickle of hop resins present in the brief aftertaste. Finish is smooth and malty with vinous cask notes present. A very decent Irish Stout and well recommended.