kajser27 (637) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2015 Extremely dark brown to black colored, strong creamy lasting tan head. Aroma is very nice, roasted malt, barley and chocolate. Taste is low to medium sweet milk chocolate, dark chocolate, roasted coffee, dry bitter cocoa finish. Medium- bodied, soft carbonation, creamy. Excellent stuff!
(on tap, Earl of Lonsdale, London)
Hippoman (403) - Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at The Colpitts, Durham, £2.20/pint.
Black beer with a loose, foamy, cream-coloured head. The nose is muted but rich, with caramel, chocolate and light coffee, leading into a pleasant smoky caramel and chocolate flavour. Pretty good.
Martinus (4280) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black, firm beige head. Roasted malts aroma, chocolate and coffee. Sweet flavour, malts, caramel, roasted malts. Rather dry, quite full body. Sweet finish.
(from draught @ Princess Louise, RBESG 2014, London)
Alexi91 (349) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Origin: Tap. Vessel: Nonic. Supplier: King William Ale House (Bristol). Roasted nose. Deep black with foamy head. Barley taste gives way to smokiness. Thick body. As rich sd you’d like a stout to be.
Cunningham (6056) - 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 (1658) - 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 (2136) - 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 (510) - - 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 (962) - 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.