laiti (5629) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Black Door
Aroma is nice with coffee and some licorice. Flavour has coffee, some dark chocolate and licorice. Rather dry finish with well roasted malt. Delicious, one of the best real ales for a long while.
Hermod (3139) - Vantaa, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Kitty’s, Hki. Black color, lasting brown head. Roasted malty aroma with milk chocolate and mild spicy notes. Flavor has roastedness, vanilla, milk chocolate, wood and hops. Smooth, quite dry finish. Medium bodied. Tasty.
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anders37 (16582) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell EC1. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor with weak hints of vanilla. Has a roasted malty chocolate and vanilla finish.
Niall73 (1682) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at CBC Brixton. Pours a dark brown with a ruby edge, very thin head. Nice coffee, sweet caramel, fruity aroma. Coffee, dark fruits, toffee a bit of lemon. Nice.
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Theydon_Bois (8276) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Craft Clerkenwell, 06/08/13.
Light black with a moderately sized tan head.
Nose is roast malt, vanilla essence, light charring, dark chocolate.
Taste comprises chocolate vanilla milkshake, roasty notes, leather, burnt toffee, raisens.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry roasty finish.
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
29th March 2013
Craft Clerkenwell. Opaque black - brown beer, little tan head. Light dry palate. Rich and unsweet dark malt and chocolate. A little balancing oaky vanilla sweetness on the backend. A whisper of fruits. All right.
foxo82 (683) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hand pulled at the Rose Villa Tavern, Birmingham. Black as your hat - if, indeed, your hat is black like this beer - with a small white head. Very watery start to this - I think it is too cold as I’m not picking much up except vanilla ice cream. Slight coffee aftertaste. But maybe that’s the point? Very slight aroma. No trousers. Slightly disappointing.
jamesie1857 (1374) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Cask @ Coach and Horses, Dronfield - absolutely certain I’d had this in 2012 already, a classic stout look, jet vlack with a tan head that laces all the way through. The smoothness is there for all to see all the way through the drink, the vanilla notes are there before, during and after with this one... like a black liquid ice-cream. Class in a glass.
jackl (4567) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ CPK. Chestnut brown color with a tiny tan head. The nose is sugared nuts, milk chocolate. Lactose. Brown sugar. The taste is more milk chocolate, plenty of vanilla. Some toasty malts. Light watery coffee finish. The body’s a bit thin, though I don’t mean it as a criticism. Quite sweet and flavorful.
evergreen0199 (2004) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Euston Tap, London. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a medium beige head on top. Sweet, vanilla, coffee aroma. Tastes similar, vanilla, coffee, hint of chocolate, malty and quite smooth. This stout was a little thin for me but still quite decent.