BeerandBlues2 (9358) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Royal Union. Pours clear black with a small, bubbly beige head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is toast and roast malt, earthy hops and prunes. Flavor is dark malt and fruits, light hops and medium bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
berkshirejohn (4381) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Bird in Hand, Knowl Hill. Coal black with a ring of tan head; aroma of chocolate and mollases; fruity taste with a milky, drinking chocolate body; and a dry lactic finish with a lasting gentle chocolate bitterness. A "port stout" according to the pump clip, but lacking in the port department.
BeerViking (2292) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Magpie, pours near black with a fast settling fine beige head. Port, vine fruits and a faint tang of cocoa on the nose, palate is juicy-dry, with light roast malt, winey notes and more dry cocoa. Dry and gently bitter finish.
prawlie (1078) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pint at the Alehouse in Reading. Black with yellow-brown head that doesn’t linger, gassy. Chocolate malt aroma. Dry and tangy hops (fuggles?) taste with roast in the aftertaste. Not the greatest stout I’ve had.
Grumbo (525) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask handpull at the Bridge Inn, Bristol. Port stout. Deep black in colour, with a coffee colour head. Plumb and roasted chocolate aroma, with a very subtle flavour. Silky smooth texture the highlight of this rather nice beer.
Svesse (6041) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Cask at Oliver Twist, Stockholm) Dark brown colour, almost black, with brief beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of coffee, dark chocolate, black rye bread and hints of ashes. Malty, roasted taste with chocolate, coffee, dark rye bread and a fairly dry finish with a generous roasty bitterness. Medium body, mainly dry. Highly drinkable and very nice.
gnoff (7664) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. On February 23, 2013.
Very dark brown color, small teal head. Sweet, malty scent. Sweet, malty, lean taste. Malty, caramel aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness. Very smooth, nice and highly drinkable. Get it fresh and tasty!
tiong (3611) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Black Door, Helsinki
Pours pitch black with a smooth light brown head. Aroma of smooth roastiness, hints of malts, wood and vanilla. Taste is smooth, mildly roasty, with hints of wood, vanilla and chocolate. Smooth, tasty finish with mild roastiness. Nice, quite tasty and balanced stout.
RexTalionis (2337) - FINLAND - FEB 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. Pours black in color with thin tan head. Salty licorice in aroma, roasted malts and light notes coffee as well in aroma. Extremely smooth mouthfeel, just like black velvet. Salty licorice, hints of seawater, grinded coffee beans and even some slightly burnt wood in taste. Smooth, so smooth, this has to be the best real ale for me in awhile. Salty licorice with hints of tobacco in finish. Really tasty and the mouthfeel is just awesome through the entire time.
SaintMatty (5079) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask (Oliver Twist, Stockholm) - Dark brown, almost black in colour. Roasted malt, plain chocolate and dried fruit in the aroma. Chocolatey, fruity and malty taste with notes of Bournville chocolate, vinous fruits and marzipan detected.