leaparsons (7069) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black with a beige bubbly foam. Aromas are coffee and low pine with berries and especially Juniper. Earthy and fruity with burnt toast and floral notes. Smoky with caramel and light grapefruit. Flavours are bittersweet pink grapefruit with chocolate and nutty roadt coffee and dark berry. Spritzy yeast with peppery alcohol. Very good.
ladnewton (1142) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Craft Beer Co, Islington (CBI) on 26th January 2013. Virtually black with orangey-white head and lacing bands. Thick roasty aroma. Roast, burnt malt and smoke in-mouth, bitter roasty finish with tart smokiness. Smooth mouthfeel with medium body. Exquisite.
The_Bish (828) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My brother knows Karl Marx (I don’t have a brother, at least not a real one, but that is a moot point, though if I did have a brother he couldn’t have ever known Karl Marx due to time factors), he met him eating mushrooms in the people’s park (I wonder if this goes a little further than it appears on first glance... does tripping make you more of a socialist?), He said ’what do you think about my manifesto?’ (see what I did there? I’d imagine I’d quite like his manifesto, though the only solace I find in what I know of him and the connections to my life is that I’m on that bastard train and boy do I hope it crashes. Would aliens make it crash? Or would that not really count? I think they would but it would be a different kind of crash. I’m all for aliens by the way, bring them on. Not for a fight, just to spice things up a little), I like your manifesto put it to the taste-o (see what I did there too? I did put it to the taste-o and I’m getting some Belgian choc).
Dommod2011 (399) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’m a rebel. A soul rebel. I’m a conqueror. Soul adventurer. This is my manifesto. This manifesto on the other hand is a delicious, roasted, dry as a bone stout. No fish moobs though.
maeib (7542) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 17/11/12. A black beer with a tan coloured head and a little lace. A nice roasty malty aroma. Good chocolatey flavours with dry bitterness and a hint of cold coffee. Tasty beer.
FatPhil (7494) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 26, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gravicask (PBBF2012, Thurs)
Lovely rich roasty aroma. Black, with a persistent tan head. Great roast, so mellow, so full. Palate is really full, rich, and, erm, full. Classic UK stout. I really really like this!
Theydon_Bois (2957) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Cask, Pimlico - 11/09/12.
Very dark brown approaching black with a thin dirty mocha head which retained well.
Dark roasted malts on the nose and a good amount of coffee.
Taste matches, lots of roast malt and coffee allied to some molasses and licqourice.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation leading to a dry finish.
Great stout and one to revisit.
evergreen0199 (1327) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Euston Tap, London. A black coloured pour with a healthy beige head on top. Roasty, malty aroma. Tastes roasty, malty, some coffee and chocolate, fruity and a pleasant bitterness. A quite superb rich tasting stout which I will definitely seek out again.
oh6gdx (18533) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled@Euston Tap, London. Black colour, big beigeish brown head, that leaves some lace. Aroma is fruity, liquorice, some mild ashes and roasted malts as well. Flavour is liquorice, roasted malts, toffee, mild wood and some slight chocolate and fruity notes as well.
planky84 (1631) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Mr Lawrence Wine Merchants, Brockley. I cast my ’Angel Eyes’ over this brew and noticed a black pour with a tan head. Smoke, chocolate and coffee aroma. Coffee, raisin and chocolate flavour. Certainly not a ’Trash’ beer. Dry, sweet finish. May grow ’Stronger Through the Years’. Certainly one to ’Dance Away the Heartache’. This pun-some/over egging the pudding presentation was brought to you by Planky84 with invaluable help from a certain Mr Ferry.