AdiBeer (2013) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: intense chocolate, light milk coffee and toasted malts. Appearance: black, medium, beige, frothy head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: light bitters continue, toasted malts coming up, chocolate and coffee again, not too strong though, bitters starting up, getting quite intense, dry finish. Overall: quite a nice Stout, excellent palate. Bottle from Sainsburys, Pimlico.
ManVsBeer (5668) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Sainsburys, Salford. Extremely dark with a a very thin off-white head. Has plenty of dark malts with a sticky sweetness to its texture and taste and a touch of spice.
jjsint (1344) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Sainsbury’s (obviously). Very dark brown, almost black. Very little head and a reasonable but not excessive amount of carbonation. Aroma of peat smoke, blackberry jam, liquorice, molasses. Taste is surprisingly dry. A tempered fruity bitter leads to a gorgeous rounded finish. A hint of sharpness in the aftertaste. Very, very good.
tinylightsrecs (342) - - DEC 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Sainsburys Team Valley. Pours black with tan head. Nuts, roast meat, woody flavours. Strong, tasty and fulfilling
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Sainsburys. Poured a very dark ruby, near black, with a thin beige head. Aroma of mocha, blackcurrants and dark malt. Pretty full mouthfeel. Roasted malt in the flavour, with some dark chocolate and prunes. Finish was very nicely balanced toasted malt, dark fruit and molasses.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Aroma has a hint of smoke, some spice, roasted malts, coffee. More smoke in flavour although not a very smokey beer, roasted malts, dark fruit, chocolate. Not bad really.
RichardW (1703) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich and bitter with lots of chocolate and raisins in the aroma and taste. Quite tangy, with some traces of sulphur, which becomes more obvious late on
johndoughty (4234) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle.Black with a small head. Chocolate and spices combine to produce a powerful, complex beer. This was very impressive.
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Dark Reddish Brown in colour; Deep Ruby against light. Very Malty; roasty/burnt malts, dark chocolate, coffee, some liquorice, caramel. Fruity; dark fruits, raisins. Spicy. Smokey. Hoppy; some earthy hops. Slightly salty. Bittersweet roast/burnt chocolate malty and spiced fruit throughout. Dry finish. Very drinkable. Decent.
SarkyNorthener (2927) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Sainsburys. Almost black beer with small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, port and raisins. Taste is chocolate, charcoal, some port notes and dried dark fruits. Light carbonation and slightly oily on the palate. Very nice.