madmitch76 (22309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
10th September 2015
Craft Clerkenwell Bottle Share. Thanks to the Wingman. Opaque dark amber - brown beer, small tan head. Palate is airy and semi dry. Modest fine carbonation. Fluffy dark malts, touches of dark chocolate and coffee. Tangy dark fruits. Light crispy finish. Standard stuff.
Leighton (18668) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can shared at a CBC Clerkenwell tasting - London. Cheers to Dave for this treat. Pours rich black-brown with a creamy, tan head. The aroma has notes of milk chocolate, light roast and burnt toast. Medium sweet flavor with some sugary chocolate, light minerality, ash, raisins. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Moderately sweet on the finish, with more roast and cocoa. Not bad, really.
Theydon_Bois (17220) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can split at CBC Clerko, thanks to FLBH and the Wingmane, 10/09/15.
Black with a decent tan covering.
Nose is roast malt, charr, chocolate, toffee, trace of spice.
Taste comprises milk chocolate, light roast, toffee, hint of fruit.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Oakes (15804) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Very dark. Sweet, smooth, espresso, and milk chocolate, pretty good, sweet and balanced.
Lubiere (12935) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep viscous dark stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, a smooth bitter chocolate with vinous, floral hops, coffe grinds, great. In mouth, a smooth powdery chocoolate malt with grassy hops, smooth and classic.
Scopey (12682) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can thanks to Wingman. It pours black with a small tan head. the nose is toasty, umami, roasted malt, salted liquorice and milk chocolate. The taste is sweet roast, milk chocolate, sugary, cola, stickiness and burnt caramel with short finish. Medium body, average carbonation and sticky mouth-feel. I found this one a bit sweet and one-dimensional.
Sammy (11216) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ok drinkability, possibly one of the better ones I have had from this brewery. Decent amount of smoke to make it interesting. A bit thin mouthfeel. Lots of licorice in the finish. Bottle at Stouts Irish Pub in Toronto.
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2012-03-12. Black body, nice small brown head. Very Dry very roasty aroma. Flavour is similarly quite dry and roasty. Average to thin body for my preference for a stout. Bit simplistic but a decent stout, though too dry for my taste. On tap at Volo, Toronto
mR_fr0g (9514) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell 10/9/2015. Thanks to the Wingman Dave for this one . Viscous black / dark brown coloured pour with a fading mid tan head. Aroma is earthy nutty roast, fruit and nut choc, cocoa Flavour is composed of earthy roast, berry, fruit, nutty pine hop. Lingering cocoa. Palate is frothy semi, sweet, dry finish.
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2013 Rerate from a bottle. Pour black as coal with a tight dark brown head. Rich cocoa and roast aroma with notes of licorice and some softly savoury character. A bit of rich molasses and some chewy sweetness. Lots of dark chocolate. The muddiness that I got last time is gone and this is a much nice pint than that one. Lots of roasted malt on the finish. Pretty nice robust stout.
Tap at Volo. Deep black pour with a tight brown head. The aroma is of milk chocolate, cocoa, malted milk and a little bit of light roast. As it warms up, I get a bit of an odd dullness that is really hard to identify. A touch of espresso as well that is pretty nice. There is a little bit of berryish character that I enjoy but the palate is surprisingly light and there is a little bit of a papery flavour that I could probably do without as well. There is a roasted grain tartness and a little bit of bitterness. It starts out strong, but it kind of limps along at the end.
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