Connor66 (6) - - DEC 14, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
I love this beer, it is all I want deep black colour is matched by itís taste and smell. The head vanishes quick but thatís of little consequence. Bought a number of these from B&M hope they get some more in
vapootha21 (2) - worcester, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2008 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A world class stout, i real suprise find! i shall hunt this stout down. top notch
thepegjett (1261) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good full bodied, creamy stout. A touch sweet and boozy. A delicious offering of dried fruit, chocolate and molasses.
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.
shoestring (240) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - NOV 23, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2013 If a beer looks better then ive yet to see it. Black black black with slightest ruby tinge when held against light. Thick chocolate with faint vanilla cream in mouth. Impressive. Not too much aroma. Head thick for couple of minutes then slight lacing..thinner in mouth than expected from look and the abv. Nice one. Oily feel left in mouth. Cracker
maeib (8077) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2012 Cask conditioned handpump Criterion Leicester (T bitterly cold in Leicester crawl). A black beer with a ruby hue and an off-white head. A rich aroma with licorice and a little sweetness. A great full body, almost sticky. Tastes black if you know what I mean, with molasses and treacle. Fruity and warming. A really nice strong English stout. Score 4.1
Subsequent rating scored 3.6. Average becomes 3.9
BlackHaddock (2931) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
10 Sep 2011: "Brewed with raw cocoa, vanilla pods, flaked oats, wheat and a complex blend of beautifully dark malts", so says the front label of my 500ml bottle.
Poured into a UK pint sleeve, this is a dark, dark Stout, deep ruby red when held up to a strong light force, otherwise itís black. The cream coloured head didnít stay, which was a pity, appearance score drops because of that.
Dark chocolate and malt molasses dominate the aromas, rich and warming.
The taste and flavours mirror the smell, so dark chocolate and molasses, add some coffee and toffee, but without the sweetness of the toffee and youíll be close to what Iím on about.
Rich, nearly creamy and certainly full of flavour, this is a very good Stout. Couldnít find all the ingrediants listed on the label, but this is well worth finding and trying.
SarkyNorthener (1094) - 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.
Fin (6671) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2009 Bottle that I picked up from Wye Valley garden centre, Bicester, Oxon, 19-04-09 and consumed the same day. Pours a murky chesnut brown colour with what I presume was an off white head, I never saw it for long enough as it had all but disappeared by the time that I sat down with this. This is a bit of an ugly duckling, doesnít start out great but is a real winner. Nice sweet dark unrefined sugarís, some bitter cocoa and a little dark fruit, primarily figís and dates all combine to make this quite a hit in the taste department. The aroma, lest I forget, is also sweet and malty. Throughout there is a nice warming from the alcohol, its a lovely beer. A7 A2 F8 P4 Ov17 3.8 Had this again this time Cask at the Plough, Fish Street, Worcester, 27-06-09 Poured very dark brown with whiteish? head, tasty full of chocolate, quite roasty, dark fruits. Itís a good beer but surprisingly not a patch on the BCA that I had recently. I will leave my BCA score on here as I had that quite recently. A6 A4 F7 P4 Ov13 3.4
johndoughty (3549) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle.Bought from the pub adjoining the brewery in Stourbridge. Black and poured with a small head.Quite lively with traces of chocolate and coffee.Full bodied and well bottled. An excellent example of what a micro can do.