Beese (1625) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Le Gothique’s Halloween Beer Festival 2013. Poured a dark brown with a thin beige head and good lacing. Aroma of plumbs, hay and some tobacco. Flavours of redcurrents, molasses and apple pie. Dark malt on the finish with notes of grass and earth.
BlackHaddock (3598) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hand-pulled half-pint in The Crown, Oakengates: 19th Nov 13.
Pours a good solid, deep, dark brown, on top a tanned foaming head.
Over roasted malts rule the nose: coffee with dark fruits on a chocolate bar.
The taste was also leaning towards a coffee flavour with again dark fruit and chocolate notes: dry and semi-bitter finish.
OK, there are some good Stouts out there at the moment, add this to your list of ones to try.
Leighton (10675) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gravity cask at the Wandsworth Common Halloween Beer Festival - Le Gothique, London. Pours clearish brown with a fine, tan foam head. Nice roasted coffee aroma. Light sweet flavor with moderate roast, more coffee, light bitterness, mocha, mild burnt rubber. Light to medium in body with fine carbonation. Moderately sweet to finish with dry chocolate, fine roast, some earthy coffee. Good.
Travlr (10035) - 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 (1132) - 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.
stravale (2075) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - 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 (1787) - 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 (4946) - 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 (764) - 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 (7347) - 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.