zacgillbanks (1476) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Trembling Madness, York. An inky black beer with chocolate and slight sour red fruity flavours and liquorice and coffee on the finish.
niquillis (773) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask at The Congress, Longton. Pours black with a tan head. Strong chocolate aroma but a very smooth stout. Chocolate, hops. A stout you can enjoy rather than the strong ones you have to fight with!
imdownthepub (9165) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask conditioned at Fleetwood Beer Fest ’12. Black with tan head. Particularly bitter stout, coffee husk, black chocolate with a light fruitiness for a hint of balance. Very decent.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a very dark brown colour with a thick tan head. A lovely roasty malt, coffee and chocolate aroma. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. Lovely. Just a little sweet.
oh6gdx (19652) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask@Reading Beer Festival 2012. Deep ambery black colour, small head. aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, mild rye as well as some toffee and ripe fruits. Flavour is fruity, wooden, mildly roasted with soe coffee and slight smoked wet wooden notes.
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark mahogany brown/black, no head. Nose is big dark chocolate, cocoa, roast barley, subtle vanilla. Smooth dark chocolate palate, cocoa bitterness, again some mild vanilla, very slight hint of lacto and a slightly coffee finish. Very tasty indeed, great body for the low ABV.
cgarvieuk (12238) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cask at reading ... light black ... soft fruit malt ... light roast ... soft toffe roast ... soft juicy ... nice fruits ... soft roast ... nice ... needed a little more than was needed
Osprey87 (917) - 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.
Beersiveknown (2123) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at National Winter ales festival 20/1/12
Medium-brown with fluffy tan head. It’s a lovely chocolate stout, dark chocolate on the nose and chocolate, roast barley and a slight sourness work well together.
leaparsons (7493) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with a thin. Aromas are coffee, soy and liquorice with blackberry. Mollasses and dark chocolate with earthy notes and cola. Flavours are sweet mollasses with chocolate, toffee and vinous fruit. Xmas pudding with earthy, smoky notes. Fruity and dry on the finish. Good.