laiti (6261) - Helsinki, - FEB 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
50 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 24.09.2009
Aroma has licorice, well roasted malt and coffee notes. Flavour has pleasant roastiness, licorice and some dark chocolate. Finishes with ash, coffee notes and hints of cocoa. Some may find the malt here way too roasted, but I seem to enjoy even this level of roastiness. Palate could be more rich though.
NikkTwist (1814) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask draft at Khyber Pass. Dark brown pour. Soft tan foam. Roasted malts. Some chocolate, coffee and cigarettes. Ok.
MrBlueSky93 (259) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Sainsbury’s.
Pours dark brown, can’t quite see through it, single finger off white, tan almost head. Aroma of Chocolate, Dark Fruits, Roasted Malts. Taste of dark chocolate, coffee, marshmallow, vanilla, dark fruits, malts, then a light smoky finish. lovely!
wheresthepath (1660) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle that Justin shared - cheers! Dark reddish brown with a thin beige head. Roasted malt dominates with a little chocolate and smoke. OK stout, but rather thin and muted for the ABV.
SilverfoX (515) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Knowing this was a ridgeway beer i knew it would be bland and i wasnt disappointed in the slightest, smells like treacle looks like flat cola flavour of treacle very watery.
Beergeek23322 (2570) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
4/13/2012. From bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Chocolate, roasted malt and dark fruit aromas. Similar flavors leading to a light bitter finish.
HerrBierkoenig (406) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 0,5l bottle, BBD: 25/01/16. Pours clear dark brown liquid, minimal tan head, Aroma: sweet, red fruits, orange peel, roasty, Taste: medium sweet, medium bitter, dry, roasty notes, smoked notes - sausage, red fruits, biscuits, fruity sweetness, Palate: medium body, oily texture, average carbonation, long bitter- roasty aftertaste. Overall: very good, very drinkable, roasty, smoked, fruity. Enjoyed. Could be well paired with food.
christhoel (265) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark brown with red tinges and a small tan head. Chocolatey and slightly medicinal aroma with a hint of coffee. Fairly smooth taste with coffee, roasted malt and some plain chocolate notes. Not bad at all.
andrepintado (1682) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - DEC 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl botle thanks to a friend. Dark brown color. Beige head. Medium body. Aroma is roasted, coffee, light fruit.
AndrewC (337) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A bottle over a year past it’s best-by date. This is really quite nice. Soft in the mouth. Pitch black. Heavy roasting and low hoping. No real aroma. A beer for a dark cold night.
MichaelAwesome (4924) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Morrisson in Newport shared with McTapps. Classic and fine Stout with rye, some roasted malt and decent sourness towards the end. Nice one.