jamestulloch (989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Dark chocolate and roasted malt.
Appearance: Black body with a large tan head that holds well. Light lacing.
Taste: Red grape and chocolate with a slightly tangy finish. Nice balance of citrus and malt flavours.
Palate: Medium body with a slick, oily texture. Average carbonation.
Overall: Brewed as a low ABV ’Irish style’ stout - I’d definitely choose this over Guinness.
downender (5842) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the Three Tuns, Bristol 12/10/2012. Near black in colour with a slight, off-white head. Decent stout, with plenty of dark fruits, some chocolate and a dryish finish. Good.
kiwianer (3305) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The head is medium, the body black It smells roasty, a bit raisin, a little bit black-coffee, also a bit sweet. In the back and aftertaste more sweet. Good! 11/12/11/11/-/11
knickskicks (606) - - SEP 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. Black, beige head. Nose is roasted malts, multiple grains, rye. Grainy, malty taste, bitter finish.
Scopey (5291) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at GBBF 2012. It pours very dark brown, with a bubbly beige head. The nose is roasted malt, charcoal, nut, smoke and ham. The taste is dry roasted malt, charcoal, dark fruit (particularly cherry), ash, spice, light smoke and bitter chocolate, with a dry, ashy finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. A flavoursome and robust stout.
oh6gdx (19933) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask@GBBF2012. Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is liquorice, toffee, wood, caramel and some slight sweet ripe fruits and mild ashy notes. Flavour is liquorice, floral, fruity and caramelly notes with some mild rye bread and roasted malts.
JohnRMurdoch (2879) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Blackfriars. Very dark brown colour, reasonable head. Milky chocolate malt aroma. Sweet smooth creamy slightly spicy chocolate flavour. A light refreshing stout.
evergreen0199 (1748) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Great British Beer Festival 2012, Olympia, London. A black coloured pour with a medium beige head on top. Roasty, malty aroma. Tastes roasty, malty, some chocolate, slightly bitter. Decent stout.
jackl (3775) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ GBBF ’12. Deep brown with a small tan head. The nose is roasted grains, some pepper and light coffee. The taste is charred wood, bell pepper and dusty nuts. Hints of chocolate-covered grains. A bit watery. Medium body. OK.
stravale (1808) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUL 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ The Southern, 270712
Black, yellowish tan creamy head
Aroma - soft roast malt, faint chocolate
Taste - soft mellow roasted malts, soft dark malts, light bitter, I’m not getting much here, too understated
Palate - soft carb, thin to medium body, smooth texture. Finish - soft mellow roast malt, hint of chocolate, not much of a finish
Overall - It’s really smooth but it’s too understated to be honest - still above average beer