Grumbo (525) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at the Beer Emporium, Bristol. Pours black with a medium sized tan head. Lovely aroma of roasted chocolate, coffee, malts and biscuit. Very smooth, light carbonation, slight roasted bitterness to finish. Very much enjoyed.
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask Half Pint at Euston Tap, London in Sept 2012 - Opaque Black in colour. Very Malty; deep roasted malts, lots of coffee, some bitter dark chocolate. Fruity; berries and dried fruits. Hoppy; some hop bitterness. Sweet roasty malts and fruit balanced by slight hop bitterbess. Very drinkable despite ABV. Good Strong Stout!
Garrold (1135) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Blacker Hall Farm Shop. Almost black. Instant coffee coloured head. Lots of tart, peppery, green coffee. Back of the mouth bitterness. Would have liked some sweetness in there. A bit one dimensional.
Pizd (432) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle): Pours a pitch black with a medium tan head. Big smokey, roasted malt aroma, chocolate, touch of espresso. Coffee, roasted malt, burnt and roasty notes, dark chocolate and a touch of vanilla in the taste. Really smooth to drink, a touch of bitterness on the finish. Fantastic, much better than anticipated.
anders37 (16445) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask gravity @ Egham BF XV. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty caramel and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel finish.
yespr (30747) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From cask at EBF15. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark roasted malty, bitter, herbal and roasted dark malty. Liqourice and dark breadish. Dry and roasted finish. Bitter.
imdownthepub (10019) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at The Craven Arms, Birmingham. Black with cream head. Oddly I seemed to start with a sweet dark chocolate in this beer and alcohol fruitiness, but from thereon the alcohol cleared the palate and a developing dry bitterness ensued until a final roasty, charcoal type flavour. Pretty decent.
RichTheVillan (2509) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at North Birmingham Beer; dark brown pour with velvety tan head, heavy malt and coffee aroma, coffee hint of vanilla very earthy and roasty with a decent amount of bitterness.
leaparsons (7988) - 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 (1398) - 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.