Theydon_Bois (8759) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle split at JF’s, from Tesco Camberley, 11/09/14.
Black with a tan covering that dissipates to edgeing.
Nose is earthy roast, treacle toffee, spice, lihgt ash, dark fruit notes.
Taste is pretty basic, dark toffee, sweet licks, hint of spice, brown bread, dark malts.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Ok, a pretty basic offering, just about ticks the style boxes.
MichaelAwesome (4142) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Etwas duenn, jedoch recht sueffig mit getreidigen Anleihen, etwas Kaffee, ein wenig Torf und einer milden Saure. Trinkbar, ordentlich, dabei laff und leicht waessrig. Ok.
McTapps (4143) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 15, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle from Tesco in Eastbourne. The beer pours out in a light clear black colour with very low head and medium to thin body. Aroma of malt and torf. Taste of light malt, water, light coffee and grains. Very thin and watery. Expected more.
Philym (1004) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Black with cm thick beige/tan head.
Aroma: Light caramel and toffee, bready and lightly roasted malts.
Taste: Low/medium sourness and bitterness with low sweetness.
Palate: Medium thick coarse texture and body, average/prickly carbonation, lingering malty, caramel, subtle licorice finish, with a light cold coffee bitterness.
Comments: Quite good and enjoyable. Not the best but on the whole not bad.
Mr_Pink_152 (723) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml from Tesco. 50cl bottle. Black with tan head. aroma is sweet, cereals and grain. Flavour is toasted malt, but watery for a stout.
johndoughty (3994) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with a small head and a malty medium body. Cheap and cheerful in a positive way .Well done Tesco’s and Marstons.
s_hartshorne (1444) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle tesco. Black colour tan head low retention. Weak aroma of roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts chocolate fruity but non very pronounce. Medium thin body medium carbonated. Easy to drink.
zacgillbanks (2302) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Tesco, Durham. A black beer with a sweet milk chocolate flavour, slight roasted notes and a red fruitiness on the finish.
olliejobbins (804) - Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. pours black with dark head of course. aroma isn’t really of anything which is odd. taste is alright. quite thick, coffee, bitter and molasses.
maeib (8729) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 09/10/13. A black beer with a nice brownish head. Quite a slick tasty stout. Fruity notes but there’s a lot of banana all the way through. Quite pleasant but a little strange.