minutemat (3841) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml bottle from a shop in Pembrokeshire, shared with Mike. Pours deep dark brown with beige head. Mirage-like caramel choc aroma. Rather fizzy mouthfeel with little chocolate coming through. Mild grains but a bit thin and watery. Not the best I’ve had from this brewery.
Nocturne (1709) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Old Market Tavern, Altrincham. Near black with ruby edges, lasting tan coloured head. Creamy texture. Decent chocolate character throughout, nothing overwhelming. Hint of red fruit lurking at the edges too. A bit pedestrian but a nice drop.
gegwilson (2864) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark with just a red tinge. Tan head. Very chocolatey aroma. Lots of chocolate flavour but balanced nicely with bitter coffee and roast malt flavours. Very decent and much better than some of the others I’ve had from this brewer.
Brigadier (3490) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice beer that was found somewhere in the UK while traveling I got around to drinking it while clearing all the bottles that were not going home. For the most part it is a solid stout. Ultimately though it lacks that memorable aspect that sets it apart from others.
Aroma / Appearance - A reddish brown base looks like Cherry Coke but with a sandy head the color of brittle newspaper. Chocolate pudding, cheap coffee from a rural gas station, and figs or raisins provide evidence that it is in the ballpark.
Flavor / Palate - Chocolate truffles, black coffee, and more are pleasantly held within a bright mouthfeel. Carbonation peeks through at times. The only problem is that after a few sips it gets to be dull. With a lack of depth it turns into just another chocolately stout.
Essex (51) - Cardiff, WALES - JAN 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Purchased from Discount Supermarket. Poured into a pint glass.
Pours a dark watery black colour, with a small white head, no lacing.
Smells dark and stronger than it’s actual abv.
Tastes nice, very nice mix of hops and malts like the bitter but this time darker and more burnt undertones. You can tell the difference in malt types.
Overall a lovely stout, very drinkable.
olsvammel (5503) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from a delicacy store in Cardiff. It poured a pitch black liquid with a big brown head. Smell of milk chocolate, dark musty bread and a roasted note. Similar taste. Nice Choco Stout.
omhper (22883) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Very dark brown, rich beige head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Sweet with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Some caramel, plenty of milk chocolate. Low bitterness.
imdownthepub (12799) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle conditioned, 500ml from Favourite beers, Cheltenham, Gloucs. Dark brown to black with tan head. Initially quite sharp from natural carbonation, which eases giving coffee and dark chocolate notes though never bitter. Some milkyness and a hint of liquorice. Pretty decent overall.
jfb (5343) - Freising, GERMANY - JAN 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) pours the darkest murky brown colour with a small beige head. aroma of toasted grain and hazelnuts, with light hints of herbal hops and milk chocolate. flavour is the same, the somewhat dull toasted grainy notes taking the foeground again, with hints of grass behind that. medium-bodied with smooth carbonation.
Quack-Duck (9088) - Down South, GERMANY - JUL 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from Waitrose Abergavenny. Deep black colour, mid-sized beige head. Aroma of chocolate. Full-bodied, malty base, complemented by bitter-sweet chocolate flavours. Hints of dark berries and dried fruit. Very nice indeed.