Nocturne (632) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Black with large brown head. Aroma of blackcurrant fruit and surprising amount of citrussy hops. Roasted malt beneath. Taste follows the exact same path. Roasty base swimming in hop fruitiness, again quite unexpected. The hops curtail much of the sweetness but then I’d rather have a stout like this be sweeter and less hop-driven.
Habanero (2163) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours pitch black with an average, lacing tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, citrus and licorice. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carb. An excellent, hoppy stout.
beeebon (139) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a fantastic stout! Roasted malt and coffee but with some fruity hops and bitterness. Brilliantly balanced. Very dark in colour with a frothy tan head which lingers and a nice thick feel in the mouth. Top notch!
Garrold (735) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Port Street Beer House, Manchester. Nearly black. Thick, lasting tan head. Thick, coffee and cocoa dark maltiness. Some soy. Light, currant fruit, not unlike Vimto cordial. Taste is light, burnt dry. Light bitterness. More Vimto fruitiness on the finish. Took me by surprise, this one. Best beer from a longish session in PSBH.
minutemat (886) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Keg @ Jolly Butchers, Stoke Newington. Pours beautifully dark with a nice tan head. Has a wonderfully complete taste, chewy almost, presenting a rich, moderately sweet blend with a bitter finish and light coffee airiness on the palette. Brilliant stuff from Redchurch. Relished every drop.
gunnar (4868) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Ales By Mail. Pours black with a huge frothy tanned head. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee, lots of fruity hops. Smooth light sweet mouthfeel. Taste is rich roasted malts, liquorice and coffee, citrussy hops and peachy sweetness. Lingering dry fruity, nice liquorice.
jmgreenuk (3565) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at worldbeertaste’s temporary leaving The Hague tasting. Poured a dark mahogany with a frothy tan head. The aroma is roasted malt, creamy caramel, ripe fruit, light chocolate. The flavour is strong bitter with a rich oily strong hop liqourice palate and a strange hop bitter liqourice finish. Fully bodied with average carbonation.
worldbeertaste (1550) - AUSTRIA - FEB 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a nice tan frothy, lacy, lasting head. Nice full smell of chocolate, smooth nice roast, and caramel. Medium to full oily body. Tastes of nice sweet chocolate with soft roast and a liquorish hop slightly fruity finish. Nice overall bit the finish is rather bitter.
Zer0 (1125) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at tasting. Pours dark brown with a brown head. Aroma is lots of chocolate, licorice, caramel and some hops. Taste is pretty bitter and quite sweet. Full bodied and quite thick.
kermis (4285) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared. Pours near black with a thick beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruit, licorice and caramel. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long bitter finish. Thick chewy mouthfeel. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.