SaintMatty (4656) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask (Crown Posada, Newcastle) - Dark brown with red tinges. Roasted malt, coffee and a hint of liquorice in he aroma. Coffee, chocolate and hints of berries feature in the smooth and roasted taste. A decent porter.
MissPxx (154) - - APR 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really coffee smelling aroma, with caramel undertones. So dark red it's black. Hardly any head. Tastes like bitter coffee and hops.
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allmyvinyl (2145) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Haymarket. Pours dark brown, thin beige head. Big roasty aromas, dark malts and coffee. Taste is dark chocolate with a creamy texture. Roasted bitter finish. Nice. Full mouthfeel for the strength.
wimpyjoe (2924) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Palace, Leeds. Nicholsons Beer Festival. Very dark with a thin creamy off-white head. Has plenty or roasted malt with some nut evident in the aftertaste.
mr_h (2427) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask by hand-pump at Drum & Monkey, Glasgow - opaque dark brown, good tan head, roasted malty, chocolate aroma, excellent film of lacing, rich malty flavour, coffee, bit thin, dry finish
Niall73 (1049) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at CBC Brixton. Pours a very dark ruby/amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is coffee and milk choc. Light to medium body, mild carbonation. Milky coffee, milk choc to start alongside a mild sweetness, finishes nicely bitter with dark choc and espresso. Nice.
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AshtonMcCobb (2104) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On cask at the Guildford Arms.
Appearance - opaque black with a nice crema head.
Nose - dark chocolate and cream.
Taste - creamy dark chocolate again.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish.
Overall - just lacking a little sweetness in the end but a good beer. It should probably be grouped in the dry stout style.
EdKing (1753) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask in CBC Brixton. Opaque almost black, tan creamy smooth head. Lots of roasted malt, black coffee, lactic, sweetness, black sugar in the nose. Taste is roasted malts, black coffee, molasses, black sugar, lactic. Nose combination of bitter roasted flavours and stout sweetness.
s_hartshorne (598) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask ossett beer festival. Black colour tan head. Roasted malts aroma slight smoke taste is similar nice sweet bitter finish. Medium body soft carbonated. Good stuff.
Oakes (11770) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dull med brown. No head, looks like crap. Fudgey and quite coffeeish aroma is very expressive. Sort of dry, maybe even a bit harsh. Still, there’s some decent malt complexity and even a dash of British acidity.