gegwilson (3198) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gravity at the Stockon Ale & Arty Beer Festival. Pours mahogany with a beige head. Nice sweet chocolate and cinnamon aoma. The taste is smooth with chocolate, coffee and cinnamon. Very good. Beer of the festival.
Mr_Pink_152 (3700) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tried at the strait and narrow, Lincoln. Black colour with a light tan head. Roasted and fruity aroma. Taste sweet. Maybe to sweet.
Travlr (21403) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Clear deep maroon color, tan head. Aroma of burnt chocolate. Taste is fruity coffee. Very nice.
Towey1989 (1803) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Holy Inadequate, Etruria. A black colour with a creamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate and some caramel sweetness. Taste of roasted malt, burnt toast, chocolate, coffee and again, some caramel sweetness. Medium bodied and a creamy texture. A nice roasted finish. A good, drinkable traditional stout.
minutemat (4272) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ Three Tuns Inn, Bishops Castle. A great stout with dry coffee, a delicious sweetness and a smooth drinkable texture. Very nice.
Oakes (15615) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, fruity, liquoricey nose is so old school. Taste is the same - deep fruity and slightly tangy old ale taste. A step back in time, this has educational value if nothing else. For drinking pleasure, I’m really not sure where this fits - it’s like a light-bodied old ale.
Theydon_Bois (16850) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at EBF XVI, 09/11/13.
Mid black with a good sized bubbly tan covering.
Nose is chocolate, vanilla, light malt bill, brown sugars.
Taste comprises cocoa, light roast malts, earthy cocoa, leather, vanilla essence.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry lightly roasted closure.
Decent enough stout affair.
berkshirejohn (5988) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the 16th Egham Beer Festival. Egham has a reputation for showcasing some of the newest breweries, but in this case they have opted for one of the oldest. A glossy black pour with a cream head; toffee aroma; rich body with some coffee flavours; and a gently bitter finish. A well made stout.
Nocturne (1784) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Black with a mocha head that recedes quickly. Blackberry and roasty aroma. Tastes similar. Dark hedgerow berries, roast, lots of liquorice and some chocolate. Quite a creamy and oily mouthfeel. Pretty nice stout.
jamesie1857 (1953) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask @ Uxbridge Arms, Chasetown - Black body with a frothy tall dark tan head. Smooth roast aroma with caramel and toffee under the roast. Sweet sugary taste with some coffee in there. Medium-light mouthfeel with a nice crisp dry finish. Enjoyed.