AshtonMcCobb (5205) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance - black with a red hue. Nice head.
Nose - roast and dark chocolate. Struggling to find the vanilla.
Taste - perhaps a faint vanilla note since I’m really searching for it. Again dark chocolate.
Palate - medium bodied at most with a creamy texture and a dry finish.
Overall - good beer but not great by Thornbridge standards.
Scopey (12502) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Euston Tap. It pours darkest brown with a medium beige head. The nose is soft roast, toast, sweet vanilla, cream and milk chocolate. The taste is roasted malt, toast, earth, peppery, cocoa, mild acidity and coffee, but not much vanilla. Dry-bitter finish. Good deal of bitterness about it. Medium body and fine carbonation. Solid.
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Jan 2013 - Pitch Black in colour. Very Malty; loads of vanilla, roasty malts, caramel, notes of chocolate and roast coffee. Fruity; some dark fruits, berries. Hoppy; earthy hops. Nice malt/fruit/hop balance. Creamy. Smooth. Creamy vanilla roast malty throughout. Very Nice Stout!
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (Angleterre, Helsinki)
Lovely chocolatey aroma. Dang, this is another classic chocolate stout as a real ale, that’s the only context where I really like the doping, and only if kept subtle. Light fruity esters keep it interesting. Refreshing palate despite the sweetness. None of the stickiness less subtle chocolate-laced brews have. The finish is a touch hoppy too, but mostly the choco roast lovely.
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cask in Newcastle. Pours a rich black with creamy tanned head. aroma is of toast, malts and a little bitter coffee/choc. has a really nice smooth texture. very easy to drink. not to thick or thin. nice taste of chocolate and spices with a slightly bitter finish.
laiti (8069) - 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 (6411) - 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 (22977) - 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 (2419) - Ontario, CANADA - 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 (16850) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, 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.