sarauckelman (248) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark black, almost no head. Malty aroma with a bit of fruitcake. Lots of CO2; overcarbonated. Thin and watery, with not much complexity in the flavor: a bit of malt, a bit of roasted coffee beams, not much else.
uckelman (366) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours nearly black. Can’t tell whether it’s opaque. Creamy, reddish-tan head quickly dissipates. Aroma is largely malts, with a hint of some bubblegummy off aroma. Medium-light body. Hardly any flavor---just goes right past. Unsatisfying.
gegwilson (1887) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Tesco - where else! Pours mahogany with a tan head. The taste is burnt cardboard with a little metallic edge on the finish. Very thin mouth feel. Pretty bad for a stout.
Theydon_Bois (12178) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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 (5391) - 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 (5392) - Ruhrcity, 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 (1003) - 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 (1690) - 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 (4217) - 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 (2170) - 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.