jmgreenuk (2682) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines. Poured a deep mahogany with a frothy tan head. The aroma is weak roast with a hint of chocolate. The flavour is medium bodied with a watery sweet hop, slightly medicinal palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation and a short bitter finish, If i’m honest, I think this may have been infected. It wasn’t anywhere near what I expected.
deanso (4155) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle coyrtesy of and shared with jmgreenuk.
thin tan head. Clear black pour. Lots of chocokate. Nice
Svesse (5716) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Cask at Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell, London, 23 Nov 2013) Black colour with foamy, pale brown head. Malty, roasted nose with chocolate, coffee, vanilla and roasted malt. Malty, roasted taste with notes of chocolate, coffee, dark bread, chocolate truffles and a slightly citric bitterness in a fairly dry finish. Medium body, with a hint of sweetness. Excellent and well balanced stout with a generous chocolatey character. Very nice.
Pizd (368) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle): Pours black with ruby tinges, very little off white head. Aroma of dark chocolate, espresso, roasted malt. Flavour is subdued chocolate, milky coffee, malt and that’s about it. Quite watery and no big flavours to speak of. Not a bad beer but not great.
Osprey87 (930) - London via, WALES - NOV 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at CPK. Black with small, thin beige head. Smell - chocolate syrup, spice, smoke. Body is medium, not foamy at all, low carbonation. Taste - genuine chocolate flavour here (not the usual chocolate syrup) , some ash, woody finish. Ever so slightly metallic and maybe a bit watery, but overall I was impressed with this one.
mR_fr0g (1418) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Euston tap. Opaque black colour with a dense light tan head. Aroma is milky chocolate coffee. Very mellow. Flavour is chocolate milk light mellow roast. Palate is full fat milk. Light carb / nitro. Clean and mellow stout and very drinkable. I could session this very easily.
gegwilson (264) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pitch black with long lasting cream head. Strong chocolate and coffee aromas. Same in the taste with an underlying burnt toast note.
madmitch76 (12241) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
17th March 2013
Almost opaque brown beer, no real head. Palate is smooth and a little dry. Low carbonation. Insipid tangy malts. Touch of chocolate and coffee. Neutral finish. Inoffensive but frankly a bit dull.
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rather fizzy. This was a drink that was drunk fairly slowly over an evening. Some richness and a little thick, not hugely though. Good choc. Cheers. Not long to go now. Been enjoying RedWillow plenty overall. Nice stuff.
Philym (358) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2013
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: Dark brown, no head other than ring of tan bubbles around glass which quickly disappeared.
Aroma: Strawberry/cherry, weak chocolate, balsamic tartness.
Taste: Smoky, roasty,toasty, tart, medium sweetness, low bitterness.
Palate: Thin texture, dry and light body, no carbonation, quick finish.
Comments: Did I have a dud bottle? No real chocolate taste, overall a bit empty, no glass lace, no carbonation, Disappointing. I need to try another one to either justify or banish this review.