allmyvinyl (989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from the brewery. Pours an opaque very dark brown, not quite black, with a thin tan head that quickly goes. Masses of roasted notes on the aroma, plus big liquorice and coffee notes too. Liquorice gets bigger with the taste, alongside a dark chocolate sweetness. Dangerously drinkable, with a very dry finish. Good stuff.
Cinctus (139) - - OCT 3, 2013
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smokey roasted flavour, coffee bitterness. Chocolate aroma. Pours thick black, no head.
zacgillbanks (1465) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. This dark red-black beer pours without any sort of head. It has very rich red fruit and chocolate flavours, liquorice and coffee notes with roasted and cherry sweetness on the finish.
reebtogi (3705) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle pours black in color with a finger and a half of light brown head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is mild with roasted grains and chocolate with hints of caramel. Taste is a chocolate malty sweetness balanced nicely with a roasted grain bitterness. Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. This is a nicely done stout with balanced flavors and good drinkability. Recommended.
sic1314 (1967) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a deep, dark ruby brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma of sweet berry fruit and toasted malt. Medium body, flavour of dark chocolate and sweet toasted malt.
Nisse666 (3540) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Spirited Wines Edinburgh cons 2013-03-28 Uddingston
AR: rich chocolate, coffey, brown sugar, a little vanilla when poured
AP: deep brown colored body whith a ruby rim, wee frothy brown deminishing head
F: fizzym caramel, bourbon vanilla, chocolate, coffey, full bodied great stout
Stuartyboy (341) - SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle At home strong roasted malt with underlying sweetness very smooth and rich nice accompaniment to chocolate deserts
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - AUG 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolate molasses missing some deeper base notes. Goes well with Green and Blacks 85%.
stravale (1689) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUN 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Villeneuve Wines, Peebles
Jet black....tan head...dissipates to thin layer
Aroma - Roasted malts...rich dark malts...hint of dark bit sweet chocolate...slight hint of vanilla...quite soft aroma.
Taste - dark rich smooth roasted malts...dark fruits..some dark bit sweet chocolate...some yeast...hint of soft bovril.....mellow..alcohol well hidden...tasty...not over roasted...quite a soft flavour overall
Palate - soft carb. medium body, soft and smooth palate, bit oily. Finish as main flavour, some lingering soft bitter roast. some rich viscous malts
Overall - Another really good beer from Stewart. It is velvety smooth as they describe it. Must try this cask
Dr_Butty (87) - SCOTLAND - JUN 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the bottle. Dark, head very soon gone. Aroma has distinct chocolate hints, and the flavour has similar chocolate along with more roasted flavours. Dry finish. Sadly, the beer, for me, lacks the body to carry the flavour and strength. Otherwise, a very tasty pint.