Gary (1832) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle : In a La Chouffe Tulip . The commercial on the bottle depicts this more like a wanky coffee .."vanilla pods , raw cocoa". What ever , its a stout in the Foreign style and I like them as they typically come from non beer places like Sri Lanka .. Dark abyss liquid ...a beige head sits like a moody cloud in Autumn . Roast malt nose giving birth to suggested wanky coffee , dark chocolate , burnt sugars , ink , vanilla , fudge , burnt rich interplay . A wave of rich roast coats the palate ... roast coffee , chewy smoky nuance rise and dance on my tongue ..burnt dark chocolate .subtle vanilla gimick . Good shit !
DeanF (2342) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 10, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of muddy dog hair and barley. Has a nice big head and dark brown body. Flavour is good spicy chocolate with coffee hints. Kind of weak on the mouth. Itís an okay stout with some interesting elements.
mr_h (4644) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 19, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle at home, from Cornelius, Easter Road, Edinburgh (bb 31 Oct 2016), chocolate, cocoa aroma, near black with a short-lived thin head, initial vanilla sweetness, chocolate, coffee, earthy, then berry fruits as it warms, soft carbonation.
BeardedAvenger (87) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tulip glass at home, 27/06/16. Bought at M&S, Brooklands. Dark as youíd expect but not much head despite my attempt to produce one. I can certainly pick up the cocoa and vanilla aroma (but that could be because I just read the bottle!). A sweet smelling stout. Initial thoughts are that the taste matches the aroma. However after a couple of mouthfulls Iím finding it a bit too sweet, especially with the residue on my tongue. Nice enough but not one Iíd drink multiple pints of.
Lloydy (100) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. A fantastic chocolaty stout. Recommended. But it is actually better on tap than bottle. I tried it at Sadlers Windsor Castle pub, and it was sublime.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
MattyDTD (2) - Ormskirk, Lancashire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2016 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour - Pours a very dark brown almost black appearence, 1 finger head which decipates withing a minute or so.
Aroma - Rather boozy for a 6.6% beer compared to others but that smell is carried by dark roasted malts accompanied by dark coffee notes with vanilla on the back end.
Taste - Creamy, Frui and nut chocolate, vanilla pod finished with the malts that stick to the roof of your mouth.
Overall - Probably the best stout ive tried. Has everything a stout lover wants. Big bold flavours and smells. A heavy stout that sticks to your mouth and dances on your tongue. If only it had the guinness type head it would be perfect. 10/10
MarcinG (397) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Czarne w kolorze o malej bezowe pianie . W zapachu dominuje kakao i czekolada oraz pakone chmiele . W smaku delikatne o wtraznej nucie czekoladowej ale nie jest zbyt slodkie. Dodatkowo kakao orzechy platki. Niezly stout za niska cene.
downender (7795) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from B&M Bargains. Dark brown with hints of red and a creamy, beige, head. Sweet, milk chocolate and vanilla, a hint of flapjack, toasted malts and a soft finish. Good.
evergreen0199 (2903) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from B&M store in Hounslow. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a thin beige head on top. Chocolate, malty, vanilla aroma. Tastes similar, chocolate, malty, vanilla, slightly thin and sweet but also quite drinkable.
allmyvinyl (9255) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle shared with AshtonMcCobb. Pours clear dark brown with a thin, short-lived white head. Aromas of dark chocolate, vanilla. Taste is sweet, bit thin on the finish.