madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
19th February 2012
Thanks to Harrisoni. Ian really liked this whereas I really struggled. Opaque black beer. Lightly toasted malt. Floral bitterness and pepper. That’s about it, I could taste no Strawberry. Finish is over dry.
Blairgus (2537) - California, USA - MAR 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark ruby, clear
dry dark chocolate stout nose w/ maybe some earth or peat in the background
med body and slightly fizzy
for a 4% beer that is very rare, this is perfect. not an amazing stout but pretty darn good. actually, fantastic. good beer doesn’t have to be high in ABV and this is testimony to that.
cgarvieuk (13920) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home tasting ... thanks to Simon for this ... dark brown black ... thin tan head ... light smokey malts ... ligth chocolate ... soft roast nose ... light soft toffee ... chocolate roast ... juicy and soft ... lots of chocolate malts ... love it
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (handpull) Sheffeld Tap. The up side? An alomost effortlessly-good stout; charcoal-chocolate underplayed just enough. The down side? Strawberry sweetness is lost; pepper kick is more of a feathery tickle rather than a well-placed drop-kick to the palate. Good, quaffable stuff but more would be moreish, I reckon.
DruncanVeasey (7097) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask handpull, The Sheffield Tap, Platform 1B. Mahogany with red glints and a thick cream collar. Lovely resinous aroma wafting with pollen, orange, some background toastiness. Alpha hop from the off; Jelly Tots and flowers, soapiness, varnished walnut. Deep husky malt to carry the hop; very faint ash, cocoa in the aftertaste. Thick spots of lace, velvet condition, lactic softness. Hops and malts so perfectly dovetailed you don’t know what’s what. Hint of strawberry chocolate mice, but it’s incidental. Zero weirdness, and I was expecting it. Greenery and bitter orange on the burp. I wouldn’t trust many breweries with such madcap ingredients, but Thornbridge totally pull it off. Great way to kick off a trawl round town..
evergreen0199 (1924) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Cask pub and kitchen, Pimlico, London. Black pour with beige head. Chocolate aroma. Roasty, malty, fruity stout. Quite pleasant.
ladnewton (1373) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Cask Pub & Kitchen on 17th February 2010. Black with slightly rosy offwhite head. Smoke, roast malt and berry fruit. A spicy/fruity kick of nutmeg and berries with a dryish finish. Thick texture and very pleasant.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate: Cask takeout from the Cask & Kitchen thanks to Ian.
Straight forward black body, tan head looks. Slightly dusty on the nose with some big fruit and chocolate, held in check nicely by the pink peppercorn. Amazing flavour. Reminds me a lot of BrewDog Speedball. Good chunky malt goodness with a great spicy hit and the strawberries are just a faint undercurrent in the background. Nice and dry yet juicy on the palate. More goodness from Thornbridge.
harrisoni (13144) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask handpull at Cask & Kitchen, Pimlico. A strawberry and pink peppercorn stout. Very dark ruby, lasting thin beige head. Aroma of a choccy stout. Bit of burnt roast in mouth. Touch of the promised strawberry. Then the sweeetness of the strawvverry and bite of the peppercorns kick in. Some charcoal hints, but the strawverry is just right, subtle, then the pepper takes it on with the hops to give it a good biting finish. They have pulled it off, amazing how they have pulled off the ingredients and the blending of the flavours.