dantheman278 (1320) - SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Cask & Barrel Southside. Beautiful black pour, creamy head. Nose is coffee dominated with hints of vanilla and roast malts. Palate is velvety smooth, coffee is there but well-balanced. Nutty flavours, roasty malts. Finish is bitter but not aggressive. Nice.
brownyonder (266) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours almost flat and black. There are coffee aromas but less than I’d expected. Coffee flavours. Judging by the other reviews there might have been a problem with my bottle, as I was really looking forward to this and it was a bit of a disappointment.
MalcolmTucker (513) - SCOTLAND - JAN 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours almost black with a tan head. Roast coffee aroma and flavour with some dark maltiness. Strong but not overpowering bitter coffee finish. Smooth mouthfeel. Very good.
JohnRMurdoch (2257) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2012 Keg @ Brauadar & bottle from The Euston Tap. Very dark brown colour, reasonable head. Roasted coffee aroma & flavour. Rich & smooth. I am not a big stout fan but this just works really well.
AshtonMcCobb (1456) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle thanks to Stewart. Pours like a cappuccino. Massive freshly ground coffee nose. Tastes of coffee beans, some malt, but still cleans to some extent. The palate is medium to full bodied, creamy textured and reasonably clean. Overall, a good beer.
Bullit (3504) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Bruadar Bar. Black colour, beige head. Nose is roasted malts, coffee, espresso, fruity. Flavour is roasted malts, espresso, coffee, a bit metallic. Fairly bitter.
DanielBrown (3170) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from online store. Smells very rich and bitter coffee. Thin in the mouth. Flavour is tight, hard and crunchy. In common with others, yes I do get pencil, fag ash and a little bit of Matchmakers. All I need to go with this, is an After Eight. Big flavour, which stands out amongst virtually every stout I’ve ever tried. Very nice.
Svesse (5197) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Cask at Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell, London, 23 Nov 2011) Black colour with brief, beige head. Roasted, malty nose with notes of freshly ground coffee, espresso and a hint of blueberries. Malty, roasted taste with loads of freshly ground coffee, hints of blueberries and crowberries, and a generous coffee bitterness in the finish. Medium body, quite dry. Possibly a bit one dimensional, but for a coffee geek this is a lovely beer.
DruncanVeasey (6116) - NUNEATON, Blue Square Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The Thomas Leaper, Derby, 29/11/11. Looks pitch in here. With a fine, well- retained beige foam. Fag ash linger. Coffee with dollop of butter aroma. Burnt wood and plastic taste; grain, bunsened pencil. That’s exactly what it tastes like. Disappointing by Summer Wine’s standards.
Scopey (3252) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Nate. It pours very dark brown, near black, with a thin beige head. The nose is coffee, smoke, bitter chocolate and burnt malt. The taste is coffee, burnt tire, roasted malt and smoke, with a dry-roasted finish. Thin to medium body and moderate carbonation. An enjoyable brew, if a touch on the thin side.