madmitch76 (12141) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
24th October 2013
Bottle drank on hols in St Ives. Opaque dark brown beer, tidy pale tan head. Palate is light and dry. Fine minerally carbonation. Very mellow dark malts, a little unsweet dark chocolate and mild coffee. Vague Maltesers! Dry finish. Tasty mild stout, but too dry.
RichardGretton (4109) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Blackish beer with a fairly small light brown head. The aroma is yeasty, creamy and oaty, the flavour is highly bitter and roasted with a creamy mouth feel but a little watery element as well. Overall a reasonable creamy and bitter stout.
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Beese (638) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Great British Beer Festival 2013. Poured a black colour with a thin beige head. Aroma roasted malt, prunes and liquorice. Mouth feel was not as thick as I was hoping. Nutty flavours with coffee and molasses. Palate has burnt malts, but with blackcurrent cordial sweetness and the hint of blackjack sweets.
Pizd (355) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask, GBBF 2013): Black with a thin tan head. Liquorice, dark fruits, coffee, smoke and heavily roasted malt dominate the nose. Same notes in the tasting but very well balanced and very drinkable. Cracker of a beer.
harrisoni (12068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Gbbf 2013. Black beer bit of liquorice on aroma. Blackberry. Too much liquorice for me but I liked the blackberry wine flavour.
leaparsons (7493) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Near black with a beige foam. Aromas are coffee with dark berries and tangy lemon. Cola with light marzipan and hints of smoke. Flavours are coffee with berries and yeast. Dark chocolate bitterness and tang with lemon. Sweet butterscotch with nutty notes. Too much carbonation hides the nuances. Should be better.
ALLOVATE (2221) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rather shy on the pour. Settles lifeless and still with a wafer of beige atop. Sweet treacle and chocolate, charred wood and kelp, hay bales and roasted carob on the nose all submerged in a lot of butter. Buttery on the palate too, but thankfully less so. Sweet front hinting at cola soda and chocolate with a dry finish. Thin in body and soft in carbonation. Smoke and ash in the linger. Light malt bitterness with a touch of coffee bean late. Overall sessionable but undemanding. As a bottled Stout it falls short of impressing but I dare say it may be a cracker from the cask. (50cL, BB 07/03/14, The Beer Store Morley)
jaghana (3273) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - JUL 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 50cl, a dark beer with medium head. Nose is intense on dark malt, caramel and sweetness. Aroma is on dark chocolate, relative creamy body, caramel notes, roasted notes too, finish is very roasted like with licorice touch. Good beer, a bit too carbonated, nice but not that complex.
fairwater (121) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the brewery shop. Rich coffee aroma. Toffee, some sweetness, fruity bitterness, but not roasted burnt bitterness, so probably from the hops. Little more carbonation than I prefer in a stout. Very nice - shame I only bought 2 of them!
BOBBDrinker (50) - - JUN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A bottle conditioned stout with only the smallest amount of sediment firmly attached to the bottom of the bottle. Upon pouring there is an intense and rich coffee and chocolate aroma which develops into a mixture of more subtle smells, toffee, berries and caramel predominantly. The taste is much like the smell but with a creamy feel which compliments the flavours perfectly, leaving a maltiness in the mouth and a slight dry warmth down the throat. A great stout even for summer, I hope that it is not another 100 years before it is brewed again!