graham_murphy (274) - - JUL 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very well put together classic stout. Not very strong in the sweet chocolatey notes but delivers malty, fruits flavours instead. And a decent alcoholic punch to go with it.
CraftBeerNick (845) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home, 29th June 14. Thinnish palate for the ABV. The aroma is smoke and ash, some chocolate, the taste is smooth and ashy, nice carbonation, good one
dynamiteninja (1479) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle conditioned at 8.4% ABV. Pours a mocha head with a mahogany body. Nose is cherries, chocolate, oak, mild malt, blackberries, smoke, plums, meat. Bittersweet and savoury. Dry finish.
Beese (1540) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the Red Squirrel Chesham Brewery Shop. Poured black, with a dense tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, liquorice and nuts. Dark fruit flavours, with some aniseed and dark rum. This variant was a lot sweeter than the others that Iíve had. Mouth feel was still very full and syrupy. Finish was coffee, burnt malt and molasses. Still wonderful, but not quite as epic as their other efforts.
Leighton (10542) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home in London - picked up from the brewery. Pours deep, black brown with a staunch, lasting tan cream head. The nose holds chocolate cake, burnt cereal, well roasted malts and suggestions of dark fruits. Medium to heavy sweet with lots of rich, layered chocolate character, understated roasted malts, ripe cherries, raisins, prunes mild scorched earth bitterness, toasted marshmallows. Full bodied with fine to average, velvety carbonation. Lightly warming on the finish (though not as warm as you might expect for the ABV), with continuing rich, dark malts, more raisins, some licorice, chocolate cake with gooey frosting, dark bread, faint bittersweet cocoa. Just beautifully balanced and obscenely drinkable for the strength. Partizan nails another big stout.
gunnar (5157) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beermerchants, bottled 27.02.2014. ABV 8,5%. Pours very dark brown with a big creamy beige head. Intense aroma of coffee, dark roasted, some chocolate and vanilla.Taste is much like suggested by the aroma, light sweet vanilla and roasted coffee and malts, some noticeable alcohol. Smooth mouthfeel. Overall a very good IS.
madmitch76 (14501) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
24th February 2014
Opaque dark brown wity a small tan head. Smooth palate, slightly soft and semi dry. Modest fine carbonation. Smooth and rich dark malts, some roast. Light touch of strong tasting coffee. Whisper of dark fruits. Smooth dry finish. A.smooth rich stout, if a tad dry.
harrisoni (13286) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the brewery and drunk at home on a lazy Sunday afternoon. this is just the FES brewed slightly differently surely? But Iíll play ball and rate it. This version is 8.2%. Black beer with lasting beige head. Itís still a lovely beer. The alcohol kick is certainly still there. I mean itís big bold and has lovely chocolate cake elements to it. Some spicy alcohol. Decent.
ghendrix (93) - Cardiff, WALES - JAN 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2014 8.6% bottle, pours dark brown, light brown head. Espresso, dark chocolate, brown sugar, alcohol. Quite bitter, light sweetness. Medium-full body. Pretty boozy but very enjoyable.
Niall73 (1410) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
8.5%. Bottled 14/11/2014. Pours a drak/brown black with a tan head - looks good. Aroma has hints of coffee, teriyaki, soy, dark choc, a bit of sourness. Medium body, more carbonation than anticipated which doesnít hurt it at all. Treacle, liquorice, soy meatiness, espresso, bitter choc and some boozy warmth. Nicely balanced and tasty. Good.