leaparsons (7504) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Black with a beige foam. Aromas are coffee and coal with dusty yeast. Melon and low spiced tangerine with blackberry. Flavours are light roast malts with a yeasty palate. Dark berries with a dry, earthy finish. Quite thin bodied with a peppery palate.
zacgillbanks (1493) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. A black beer with very strong coffee roasted flavours, chocolate notes and a slight watery finish. Very good considering its low ABV.
RichardW (1306) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Rehills Newcastle. Pours jet black with a thin coffee coloured head. Strong roast initially which settles into a more coffee & chocolate flavoured beer with progress. Does thin out further in, which is maybe a reflection of its low ABV, but nonetheless, a really tasty, easy drinking BC stout. Handwritten brew details on the label a nice touch too.
DruncanVeasey (6641) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from AP Harvey Wines, Coventry. Vinyl black with a slender grey-tan collar. Alluring ash-sprinkled nose with burnt vanilla, high cocoa shavings, blackcurrant and tangy orange jelly notes. Satisfying, balanced bittersweetness; lingering black chocolate, espresso and burnt nuttiness underscored with a ripe tange of blackcurrant and orange-accented hop. Very fine, ashy stout.
zimbo (416) - SCOTLAND - JAN 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Weak, dilute and light. Very little orangy or orangy rind qualities squeak out. SAme could be said for the elements of coffee and rich bitterness. Rather delicate and like a light porter really. Underwelming.
cgarvieuk (12270) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home ... dark black ... thin tan head ... sweet orange .. deep orange ... dark malts nose... sweet malts ... soft roast ... quite a lot of orange ... could do with a little more chocolate ... no real coffee ... One of the Best Chocolate orange ive had
madmitch76 (12241) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
22nd November 2012
Opaque dark brown beer, tiny tan head. Fresh minerally palate but quite dry. Mild dark malts with a whisper of roast. Trace of citrus but I was looking for it, might have otherwise passed me by. Super mild lactose. Dry finish. All right but it’s all a bit light and dry.
FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beer Ritz, with Dan. Pours a pitch black, small tan head. Aroma is bitter coffee, roasted malts, dark chocolate, orange. Taste is smooth - roasted malts, coffee, bitter chocolate, a bit of milk chocolate too, and a tiny hint of orangey zest. Smooth and silly mouthfeel. Very impressive for 3.8%.
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to FaithHealer1 - cheers James! Black brown pour, thick frothy off-beige head fades to a small cap. Big chocolate orange nose, dark chocolate, lightest lactic tartness too. Nice soft malts, so much more body than the ABV! Thick chocolate, softest roast, light bitter orange zest on the finish. A weird idea, but very good for the ABV.