Hopalong1978 (1) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2016 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Love this; creamy, roast barley, licorice deliciousness in a glass. Appearance is jet black with a creamy head, which stays thick and velvet to the last gulp! The aroma is of sweet, roasted barley and licorice. This is a beer you can take your time with. At 5.5% it is getting towards the stronger beers, meaning you don’t want to rush into it. Take your time and enjoy.
MayumiH (937) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at London Drinker Beer Festival. Liquorice, dark fruit. Nice blend of hops and roasted malts. Dry and piney. Quite enjoyable.
BeerViking (4143) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2016 Cask at London Drinker 2016, black with a white crema, nose is coffee with a hint of red fruit. Dry and roasty, with a fruity sweet edge. Burnt liquorice and faintly cocoa finish.
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Railway, Portwood, Stockport. Pours black brown with a tan head. Nice bitter roast, coffee kick, a tad thin. Good stout.
downender (7925) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned at the Lime Kiln, Bristol 4/6/2015. Jet black in colour, with a creamy, tan, head. Plenty of chocolate, liquorice, and some roasted malts in the finish. Very good.
ManVsBeer (8689) - 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.
The_Osprey (6351) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - 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 (2419) - Ontario, CANADA - 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 (1949) - 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 (1589) - 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.