kermis (5957) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Craft Beer Co, Covent Garden. Pours clear dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, malt, caramel and light roast. Flavour is light moderate sweet and bitter. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@Reading Beer Festival. Slightly roasty, with a slightly sticky mouthfeel and malt character. Lightly grainy, and lightly crisp. I quite liked this.
jmgreenuk (5227) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Craft Beer Co, Covent Garden. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin broken light tan head. The aroma is light malt, earthy mineral. The flavour is light bitter with a light malt bitter coffee light smoky spice palate. Moderate to light bodied with soft carbonation.
jackl (5200) - 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.
mjs (4933) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask at Angleterre, 20140117) The beer poured black. Its head was small, almost white and it lasted long. Aroma had chocolate, toasted malts and sweet hops. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were toasted malts, chocolate, sweet hops and bitterness. Aftertaste was toasty and bitter. A nice balanced stout.
wimpyjoe (4915) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Old Gate, Hebden Bridge. Very dark dark and slightly hazy with a small creamy head. It’s a little too thin and session style in its texture which negates some of the stout flavours. It only has a very light roasted malt.
DanielBrown (3980) - 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 it’s 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 I’ll bow to Ian’s judgement and accept that it’s one less Mild rate :(
RichTheVillan (3772) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at The Victoria; dark chestnut brown pour with quickly dissapating soapy beige head, coffee aroma, quite a thin watery stout with some coffee and chocolate, and a hint of sweet brown sugar.
Hermod (3630) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Angleterre. Dark brown, thick lasting light brown head. Toasted malty, slightly sweet aroma, hint of coffee. Flavor has roasted malt, licorice, mild coffee notes. Thinnish, but quite tasty. Dry salty finish.
VastActiv (3312) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 17, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Angleterre, Helsinki. Colour is black with slightly brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Hints of coffee, hints of chocolate, dryness, hints of salt and roasted malts. Quite thin naturally.