evergreen0199 (1767) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Earl of Essex, Islington, London. A black coloured pour with a medium beige head on top. Roasty, malty, dark fruit aroma. Tastes of dark fruit, malty, chocolate, hint of licquorice. rich and slightly sweet. Lovely Imperial Stout from north of the border.
Rune (7249) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Half pint on tap at Brauhaus. Coal black body, good amount of lacing for a non-existent head. Prominent cocoa nose, smooth roasted. Gentle taste of chocolate malts mixed with dark fruits and liquorice. Rounded, roasted bittersweet tail. Integrated alcohol. Full bodied. A well-made stout (Edinburgh 06.08.2013).
madmitch76 (13081) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
17th July 2013
Cask Pub & Kitchen. Keg. Opaque dark brown - black beer. Little pale tan head. Smooth palate. Fine minerally carbonation. Creamy dark malt, quite light and showing no roast or bitterness. Light tang and a pleasant cherry streak. Touches of dark fruits and esters.Finishes smooth. For a beer of this style and strength it could so with a lot more richness and complexity, but it’s quite drinkable.
Scopey (5309) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at CASK pub & Kitchen. It pours near black with a small beige head. The nose is roasted malt, toast, earth, light smoke, cherry, blueberry, treacle and ash. The taste is bitter-sweet, roasted malt, treacle, earth, light smoke, cherry, blueberry, caramel, cola, toast and light ash with a dry, roasty finish. Medium+ body and low carbonation. Smooth and easy drinking. Would have been better with a touch more carbonation, but still pretty tasty stuff.
Osprey87 (1099) - London via, WALES - JUL 17, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2013 Sample from keg. Black with big beige head. Smell is ash, yeast and syrupy molasses. Taste is sweet coffee liquer. Nice slick big mouthfeel, not overly foamy. Good beer. 4 ******** A half pint from keg. This time it seems thinner, not as sweet, soy. Same keg but 10 days later. Has it deteriorated? 3.7
allmyvinyl (1938) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2013 Keg at the Hanging Bat. Better. Surprisingly better. +2.
Bottle shared at home - cheers Steven! Pours jet black with a good beige-brown head. Nose has a touch of smoke, otherwise bit stout roast flavours. Tastes just superb, and a finish that goes on and on and on and on. And on.
WeissGary (276) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Keg - 9A Holyrood, Edinburgh, Scotland. Very tasty stuff. Quite thick and very fullsome flavour. Oaty aroma, milky chocolate taste, nice raspberry tasting twist on the toung, dark choco finish. 10/10
zacgillbanks (1757) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. An inky black beer with a velvety mouthfeel. Chocolate and roasted nutty and coffee flavours give way to a sweet and slight smokey finish. Superb!
stravale (1810) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2012 Bottle from Villeneuve Wines, Peebles Bottle BBE 1/11/12 071112
Black, big dense tan head, good lacing
Aroma - smooth very mellow roasted malts, dab of yeast, hint of alcohol
Taste - smooth roasted malts, dark malts, some chocolate malts
Palate - soft carb, full body, viscous, rich smooth texture. Finish - rich smooth luxuriant mouthfeel, dark rich malts, touch of nuttiness in the tail with some warming alcohol
Overall - This stout has an excellent rich full body, but the flavour is somewhat underwhelming, it doesn?t match the rich body, but more flavour comes through in the finish. Just misses a 4 for me.
RichardW (1342) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle Coppers Ncl. Really impressed with this. Rich jet black stout with a coffee head. Strong ripe fruit & chocolate flavours, soft & subtle palate yet warming. Don’t get much hazelnut until very late in the finish. Quite dry, not overpowering, a bit of a cracker.