Cunningham (5738) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Black as the deepest dungeon. A nice big beige head that leaves a fine lacing.
Aroma: Coffee, chocolate and roasted dark malt.
Palate: Medium body. Tad sweet with an ok bitterness. Pleasant soft carbonation.
Taste: Lots of coffee, roasted malt and chocolate.
Overall impression: Solid stuff. Very pleasant and balanced.
Personal stats: On tap at Olde Cheshire Cheese (Sam Smith’s) (Fleet Street) in London, England
jjsint (1462) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Keg tap at the Maypole, Cambridge. Extremely black with a perfect tight cream-coloured head. Slight liquorice aroma with hints of coffee bean. I can taste the spicy liquorice, but only just. Balanced bitter aftertaste. Medium body. I’m sure this is good but it’s hard to get too much of a sense of it. All the personality seems to have been lost in the temperature (too cold) and the forced carbonation.
niquillis (1843) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Congress, Longton. Pours black brown with creamy tan head. Roast, coffee, hint of choc, cream. Very good keg stout.
shazormerod (1) - garstang, Lancashire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Thick creamy dark mild gets the palate going. In nice good condition at Ye olde boot.
BrewTom (472) - - MAY 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick creamy head, black as night body. Roasty coffee taste. Good body & palate.
Rated by BrewTom
Towey1989 (728) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at Sinclair’s Oyster Bar, Manchester. A deep brown to black colour with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, some coffee and smoke. Taste of roasted malt, milk chocolate, coffee, some dried fruit and dry nuttiness. Light bodied and smooth texture. A dry, roasted finish. Very similar to Guinness but has its brewed in England, and Manchester in particular, you get the proper homegrown taste like Guinness tastes in Ireland.
allmyvinyl (6629) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at the Tivoli, Morecambe. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of chocolate, light nuts. Taste is more of the same. Creamy finish. Decent.
Scopey (9382) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Glasshouse Stores, Soho. It pours jet black with a thick, dense light tan head. The nose is toasty, earthy roast, coffee grounds, mild smoke and cocoa. The taste is bitter, roast, peppery, charred wood, ash, mild acidity and a touch of cocoa with a dry, roasty finish. Medium body, fine carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Very solid dry stout.
Theydon_Bois (12885) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at the Anchor Tap, Tower Bridgeo, 03/01/15.
Light black with a decent tan covering.
Nose is roast malts, toffee, sprinkle of cofee, light charr, cocoa rub.
Taste comprises light smoke, chocolate biscuit, brown sugar, toffee.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, smei drying close with roasted notes.
Decent keg stout.
mR_fr0g (5829) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the pub. Clear black dark caramel coloured pout with a lasting mid tan head. Aroma is mineral, berry, soft choc, oyster. Flavour is composed of milky, choc, powdery, milky, little lacto tart. Palate is milky, moderate carbonation. Pretty tasty.