Travlr (7998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask. Dark brown color, small white edge head. Aroma of roasted coffee grounds and fruitcake. Taste is similar.
prawlie (861) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint at the Nags Head in Reading. Black with a fair head on it. Roasty, with a hint of chocolate and a nice balance to it. The aroma is again chocolatey with roasted malt. All in all, pretty tasty.
AleTsar (1338) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Ye Cracke, Liverpool 040112
Very dark ruby brown. dense white head, some lacing
Aroma - Fruity dark malts, tad vinous
Taste of roasted malts, quite a lot of roast but quite fruity too, some roast coffee, red berries, chocolate, a touch vinous, tasty beer
Palate - Medium body, smooth. Finish of fruity chocolate, dry linger, bit too dry
Overall - Decent stout with that fruitness, not sure if it’s supposed to have that vinous edge but finish a bit too dry for me
SarkyNorthener (608) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@lychegatetavern, wolverhampton. Very dark brown with coffee froth head. Aroma of coffee. Taste is of dry coffee and dark fruits with a touch of dark chocolate. Body is too thin for a stout. An ok stout.
Miksu (4538) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at GBBF 2011. Black color. Aromas of coffee and licorice. Dry coffeish flavor, brings grassy old coffee to mind. Tastes flat.
Nocturne (383) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’ve now had this at their brewpub and a few times at JDW. Very dark with a beautiful mocha head. Huge dark chocolate notes on the nose that continue in the mouth, along with plenty of coffee and dark fruits. Packs a decent punch for the ABV, but it does feel slightly thin at times. A real winner though: a creamy and satisfying stout that keeps you coming back for more.
chriso (7254) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (handpump) at Great British Beer Festival, day 4 on 5 August 2011. Dark brown with a slight red tinge. Pleasant roasty aroma with some powdery chocolate and a touch of bitter coffee. Thinner on the palate. Dry and a little dusty. Not enough body to fully deliver on the promise of the aroma. Still pretty decent though.
FatPhil (7498) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (GBBF2011, Friday)
Black, tight tan head. Rich roasty aroma. Thinner in the mouth then the aroma promised. Yes, it’s roasty, but nothing holding it together. No real flaws, but disappointing compared with what I was hoping for.
oh6gdx (18576) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@GBBF2011. Very deep brown colour, small beige head. Aroma is sugar, some roasted notes, mild liquorice, mild syrupy notes as well as some burnt wooden notes. Flavour is roasted malts, coffee, dark fruits, liquorice and mild syrupy notes.
Theis (11081) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at GBBF 2011 - Tuesday. Black - offwhite edges. Bread, berries, nutty, roasted, light burned, dryness, light burned notes, dark bread, dark malts, chocolate, coffee. OK.