DanielBrown (3490) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham. Dark and glutinous. Gentle hot choc flavour. Pretty smooth, with a nice, easy going feel. Slight metal aftertaste, but overall itís more good product from this excellent brewery. I thought this might be a Mild, as I am obsessed by the style and reasoned that it lacked the neccessary oomph for a Stout. But Iíll bow to Ianís judgement and accept that itís one less Mild rate :(
jackl (3477) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ CPK. Deep reddish brown with basically no head. The nose is sweet milk chocolate, vanilla, syrup and fudge. Certainly sweet over roasted flavors. The taste is rich chocolate, blackberry fruit, mild vanilla. The finish is lightly dry and hoppy. Smooth and creamy. Soft. Overall, this is a beer of great economy - you get a lot of flavor for your 4.1%. Very nice.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity cask @ Reading Beer Festival 2006. Smokey roast nose. Very drinkable. Dry body with earthy hops. Nicely done.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask Conditioned at Reading BF 2006 (Sunday). Black with slight ruby. Thin malt and a nice raisin characer. A touch roasty in the finish matched with some sweetness.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Reading 06: Black with a ruby hue. Tan head. Nice choc, simple roast malts. Not bad.
stravale (1706) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAY 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ York Tap, 290412
Black, ruby edges, off white head, some lacing
Aroma of soft roasted malt and touch of burnt toast
Taste - roasted malt, hedgerow hops, touch of espresso, light dark fruits, bit of burnt toast, light chocolate
Palate - thin to medium body, soft carb, quite smooth. Finish has some burnt toast
Overall - Itís OK - expected better from Thornbridge
sm89walt (1667) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask - CASK Pub & Kitchen, London. A very dark brown beer - almost black - with a small, creamy and lasting tan head leaving a full, even lacing. Big initial hits of coffee & chocolate, more notes of roasted malt, dark fruit wood & smoke. Roasted malt, dark fruit roast/smoke with a dry coffee bitterness in the finish. Medium length finish, medium body and soft mouthfeel.
EdKing (1561) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint in The White Horse. Colour is black, off white head. Nose is earthy, burnt malt, minerally, woody. Taste is smoky, woody, strong roasted malt. A lot of burnt, smoky flavours in there, but the body is quite weak and watery. Some dark chocolate and coffee in there, but on the finish lots of bitter burnt roasted malt flavours and smokiness. Needs more body though.
kschep (1494) - DENMARK - MAY 21, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nose is cereal, coffee, burnt malt and smoke and little iron, feel is mediumbroad, low carb, taste is wood, iron, little earth, then bittersweet malt and a weaksour hops finish
ladnewton (1243) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Cask Pub & Kitchen, London on 31st March 2010. Very dark red with thin vanishing head. Spicy aroma with notes of berries and aniseed. Bitter coffee kick with touch of vanilla and hints of herbiness. Bitter finish, creamy smooth texture.