wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @ Ashton Arms, Oldham. Black with a thick creamy off-white head. Has a slightly soapy roasted malt aroma and taste affecting its flavour.
Osprey87 (2028) - WALES - OCT 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gravity cask at Twickenham Beer Festival. Black, big bubbly tan head. Aroma is light, some ’juicy fruit’ chewing gum. Body is medium, smooth, slightly foamy. Taste is twiggy, a little butter and toffee, lemon rind and straw hop. Very drinkable. Good. Best beer on the day.
Niall73 (1866) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gravity pour at Beer Rebellion, Gipsy Hill (08/06/14). Pours a dark brown/black with a tan head. Aroma is coffee with a hint of dark choc. Medium body, light carbonation. Light coffee, light toffee, lemon, a little soy sauce, some gassiness. OK.
undercurrent25 (1479) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a black colour, taste is of roasted malts and has a pronounced bitterness to it, good
tombyars (1411) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted this stout at the Troon Beer Festival in October 2013. Cask, gravity dispense. Dull black in colour with a thin buff head. Distinct aroma of mocha coffee in the long aroma. Thin oily mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark malt complex gives a chocolate sponge base with notes of black coffee, liquorice and roast grain. There is a hint of dusty hop flowers in the aftertaste but this is short in intensity. Finish is malty with dry liquorice flavours dominating the palate. Not as complex nor full bodied as I would like for 5.5% but a decent enough stout none the less.
Fin (7674) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask, gravity, Merton Winter Beer Festival Feb 2013 w/e of Friday 15th, Saturday 16th February 2013 Pours black with a tan head, in fact this looked quite superb in the glass. Tastes was pure indulgence, roasty and with a gentle seam of bitterness, but complimented well by a big dollop of chocolate or more particularly milk chocolate and then a little powdery good quality cocoa, a little dry towards the end, this is one excellent stout and my beer of the festival. A7 A5 T9 P4 Ov17 4.2
Theydon_Bois (9915) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity dispense at Merton Winter BF ’13.
Dark black with a big frothy tan head.
Nose carries rich roast malts, chocolate, toffee, background hops.
Taste follows, roasty malt, chocolate leading the way, some hop presence.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation lending towards a dryish finish.
A solid stout.
imdownthepub (10646) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned at Merton Winter Beer Fest ’13. Black with tan head. Big, burnt charcoal flavours, really bitter and dry, lots of depth, heavy on the palate. The bitterness lasts on and on, liquorice in the finish. Another big tasting beer, very good.
evergreen0199 (2135) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Ealing beer festival 2012. A black coloured pour with a decent beige head on top. Roasty, malty aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, hints of chocolate and coffee. Very nice stout.
omhper (19950) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Pig’s Ear Beer Festival, London. Black. Licorice aroma. Mid sweet with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Lemony chewy licorice, some fudge. Salty finish. Compact and concentrated.