garthicus (2595) - Dublin, - FEB 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask. Appearance: Pitch black, mocha head. Aroma: wow, black pepper, chocolate, coffee that’s sat on the warmer all day, jerky, meat, smokey. Smells great. Flavour:Sour, old coffee, chicory, tangy, lots of spicy black pepper, a little salty with a long coffee finish.
PaulW (97) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep an dark with a thin lacing which is slightly beige. The aroma is wood smoke and dark chocolate. After an initial taste of same the hops come through and are a little astringent but that seems to add to the ashen quality. The finish is a little spicy with a definite warming hint...that’ll be the pepper then. Full bodied even at 5.5% and a sip and savour beer.
Sizzler80 (423) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask@Kavanaghs. Jet black pour, decent tan head. Aroma: roasted malt, bitter coffee, chicory, black pepper, smoky bbq. Taste: smoky, meaty, sweet from the malty/fruit sweetness. Pepper in abundance. Hint of "old" coffee. Really good.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2012
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 1/20
Got a small glass of this from a bottle a friend brought back from England. Dark black, standard stout appearance. Smell of strong black pepper and nothing else, not good. The flavor was pure black pepper, overwhelming and disgusting. This was one of the worst beers I have tasted in my life, so bad.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-07-2012 16:19:19
jamesie1857 (1233) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Three Tuns, Dronfield - a good solid, meaty stout, with a good smoky taste. looks good with the black body and lasting tan head, but not much of the promised pepper. Good. Very good.
ng9beermonkey (43) - ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Peppery obviously, dry, ok at first but had had enough by the end. Not for me I’m afraid
tombyars (1317) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted this at the Esquire House, Glasgow (JDW) in April 2009. Cask, handpump dispense. Dull black in colour with a open white head. Strong overpowering aroma of black pepper. Thin oily mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark malts give a vague maltloaf base with beef olive spices to the fore. Hop resins compliment the pepper in the aftertaste surprisingly well. Warm tingling flavour of spice through to the finish. Never a classic session stout though - one is enough.
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - NOV 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sheffield. Black with small but firm brown head. Sweet malty aroma, with some choclated, roasted notes and licorice. Flavour is more itnense than the aroma. Roasted malt, chocolate, quite bitter. Nice.
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Off tap at the three tuns chesterfield. Pours thick and dark with a small white head. A nice tingle of pepper on the tongue not too much. Served a bit too cold for much more flavour.
markas101 (1788) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK. Jet black, dark tan head. Balanced coffee/chocolate aroma with a resin undertone, fairly spruce-like. Hops come through on the palate, slightly metallic, aftertaste is of green vegetables.