Beese (1667) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle purchased from Co-Op in Oakham, Rutland.
Poured a dark brown/ ruby with a dissipating tan head. Aroma had hints of burnt malt, but also a rather skunky note, not very strong, especially for a 6.6% stout. Mouth feel was pretty watery, but some pleasant dark fruit and molasses with some roasted malts. Flavours were no where near as powerful as I expected. A little disappointing.
Theydon_Bois (8294) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Windsor Castle, Lye on the RB bus basheroo, 06/07/13.
Dark mahogony brown with a good sized light tan head.
Nose is light roast malts, bitter notes, dark toffee, light acidic waft - how very queer!
Taste comprises lightly soured dark fruits, dark toffee, touch roasted malt, dates.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry roast finish.
Average - came over a little soured, was it past its best ? Iíd expected more from this one on home territory.
Grzesiek79 (3181) - Radom, POLAND - JUN 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dla mnie to sredni stout. Spodziewalem sie znacznie smaczniejszego piwa. Piana owszem jest ladna choc ulotna. Kolor ciemny ale nie czarny jak na stouta, wiec troche jest rozwodniony w smaku. Kakao vanillie wyczuwale, Ale to piwo moglo byc lepiej palone, troche za slodkawe jak na stouta.
olliejobbins (767) - Surrey, 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 (1126) - 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 (4257) - 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 (4949) - 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 (1125) - 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 (1865) - 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 (3775) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2014 Stout with a noticeable strength and feels heavy in the palate. The vanilla is noticeable although it seems to add a soapy character to the ale. What roasted malts there are, are very light.