SilkTork (5231) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, - MAR 23, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml brown glass bottle from Tesco, Swansea. Good roasty notes in aroma and flavour. Coffee grounds. Watery texture. Steam train coal smoke. A pleasant beer. Quite clean in this filtered bottle version. Very drinkable and enjoyable.
jackl (4672) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ The Gowlett, East Dulwich. Medium brown color with a pretty frothy light tan head. Red highlights. Pretty supple aroma. Toasted nut earthiness. Sweet caramel and cocoa. A bit of cherry and forest fruits. Slight red apple acidity. More smooth cocoa, chocolate malt. Dry finish. Light body, soft carbonation. Nothing much to this, but quite drinkable.
berkshirejohn (4598) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Rose & Crown, Sandhurst. A dark reddish chestnut colour with a thin translucent head; chocolate malt aroma; sweet milky textrure with a deeply roasted, nutty malt taste with some chocolate in the background; the finish is dry with lingering Brazil nuts. Rather good.
SarkyNorthener (2113) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@blackcountry arms, walsall. Black beer with small head and decent lacing. Aroma of roasted malts and a hint of chocolate. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate and earthy charcoal. A little too watery. Decent.
s_hartshorne (1514) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask the Black Country arms Walsall. Ruby beer halo beige head. Aroma is roasted malts fruits coffee. Taste is similar nice biter finish. Medium body. Good stuff
Theydon_Bois (9131) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle on the train from Hereford to Inverness, thanks to SP, 18/10/13.
Extremely dark mahogony brown with a moderate beige covering.
Nose is roast malt, cardboard, earthy cocoa.
Taste is a little subdued, dark fruit, toffee, light malt base.
Medium to light bodied, a little watery, dry finale.
Not great - lacks both depth and body.
ladnewton (1439) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle on 31st July 2013. Dark brown with thin light brown head. Sweet malty aroma with roastiness. Coffee and caramel in-mouth. Swetish roasty finish with touches of spice. Light body and mouthfeel.
Quack-Duck (7958) - Down South, GERMANY - JUN 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from somewhere in Wales. Deep brown, almost black, creamy beige head. Chocolatey, hints of coffee - stout like and quite full-bodied with a nice malty sweetness to balance.
Essex (51) - Cardiff, WALES - JAN 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a dark red/brown colour with a small head.
Smells roasty and burnt.
Tastes of very burnt malts, coffee in a very stout like way. Though it is also fairly watery and drinkable.
A very quaffable brew.
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - DEC 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Surprising! This is really quaffable and very enjoyable. Medium bodied, light carbonation, very chocolate malt as the predominant flavour with hints of vanilla and coal smoke. Nice one!
kiwianer (3340) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head medium, body black. It smells chocolate a little bit cherry-chocolate. Taste is a bit chocolate, sweet, a little bit chocolate-cherry, roasty. Ok 10/10/10/11/-/10