olliejobbins (326) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. pours completely black with no head. aroma is of coffee and i definitely get the vanilla. maybe some molasses too. tastes great. again, can really notice the vanilla. starts of pretty bitter and of coffee, but very full of flavour. after taste is of vanilla.
johninmelb (1003) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The vanilla comes through strongly on the nose with some toasty notes. Pours black as yer íat with a thin head. The flavour is very nice - balanced dark notes of cocoa and hickory threaded with sweet vanilla and buttery cereals. Finish is warming and sweet with just a little earthy bitterness comes through.
jmgreenuk (1271) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a dark mahogany with a frothy tan head. The aroma is rich bitter and slightly alcoholic. The flavour is big bitter, with loads of liqourice and somewhat creamy. A super beer and highly drinkable.
kermis (2460) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shattered from Jmgreenuk. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, cerial. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
The_Bish (855) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Are the words íMud Cityí a tromp líoeil? I hope they are when Dom is discussing his beery member. Some choc, and a little dark fruit, nice, a classic I know. Yes. Pixies.
SarkyNorthener (600) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with red hues in light, no lasting head. Aroma of powdered cocoa and roasted malt. The taste is of roasted malts, chocolate and some dark fruits. Medium bodied and lightly carbonated. A very nice stout.
wimpyjoe (1667) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Stout with a noticeable strength and feels heavy in the palate, but its mild roasted aroma and mild chocolatey flavour are not compromised.
Badger85 (5) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice stout. Chocolate, vanilla and oats. Tasty.
Had it on from the cask. Creamy head with a rich chocolate
Hit. Very good.
RichTheVillan (828) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Co-op Erdington; pours dark black small beige head, chocolate aroma, tastes is predominately chocolate with some plums hint of vanilla roast malts quite thin mouthfeel, but overall a decent inexpensive stout.
Dommod2011 (421) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Better than I thought, but not as good as I wanted. How often is that the case? Wife says lacks depth but not sure if that was me or the beer. I was in the mood for something localish, been listening to a bit of Sabbath tonight and it seemed suitable. Not that Aston is Stourbridge but hey, Iím boring myself now so Iím off to do something else.