wilshire87 (12) - Avella (AV), - JAN 26, 2014
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Noise:big babbol. Black, head cappuccino. Not great body. Really sweet taste. Not great presence of alcohol. Not bad, but not a great example of double stout.
KyotoLefty (6172) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Fruity nose, berries, mushrooms, umami, savory. Opaque, putch black. flavors of chocolate, mushrooms, fruits, raisin, plum, salt, some licorice. Original and interesting.
TimE (3105) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black color. Sweet malty nose, with salt water toffee, Worcester sauce, mushrooms, really interesting. Big malty character, plums, black licorice, salt water toffee, semi-sweet dark chocolate, very smooth. Highly drinkable, complex and interesting beer. Excellent.
Leighton (10512) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle during the High Speed Tasting Pt. I on the way to the Black Country Bus Tour. Many thanks to Jack for this one. Pours clear, dark brown with a creamy, beige head. Sugary dark malt nose, some chocolate, dark fruits. Medium sweet flavor with rich chocolate, dry licorice, char, earth, dark fruits. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Light dry chocolate to finish, some further dark fruits, sugary dark malts. Very nice.
jackl (4312) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ The Train Tasting, Pt I. Picked up at the legendary Kris Wines. The pour’s deep brown with a small head. The nose is coffee, roasted chocolate toast. Light tangy greek yogurt. The taste is bitter roasted coffee. More toast. Somewhat peppery edge from the coffee flavors. Full body, smooth for something touching 10%. Overall, a fairly solid effort.
mR_fr0g (2460) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle on the high speed train tasting Birmingham Beer Bash. Thanks to Jack. Treacle alcohol aroma. Black with a tan ring head. Flavour is liquorice, treacle, roast bold and sweet. Some fussel alcohols and astingent roast.
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle on the Black Country Train Tasting Part I, 06/07/13, thanks to Jack.
Light black with a medium tan head that retains well.
Nose is dark toffee, chocolate, booze, light roasted malts.
Taste comprises dark toffee fudge, treacle toffee, dark fruits, dates, sugars, molasses, tobacco, touch of booze.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, roasty finale with a little warming alcohol.
Ok impy - a little basic/1D in its make up but the alcohol was well integrated for 9%+.
harrisoni (13248) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle on the train to Wolverhampton. Black beer thin beige. Liquorice and chocolate. Ok not my favourite stout bit too liquorice.
PaulW (98) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good stout. Not a lot on the nose, after it pours a thin tan head, but there’s a bit of roast. Soft carbonation, this is not heavily hopped, the bitterness comes from the dark malt. The start is bitter chocolate, and the aftertaste is liquorice. Not as full bodied as I thought, but still a slow drinker.
fonefan (34232) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark black brown colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate, roasted, alcohol. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.