Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg, half-pint in perfect condition at Craft Beer Co in Islington. Patchy surface, spotty lacing and a tan-coloured head. Dark grainy chocolate to the nose. Cocoa powder to the taste buds, small bite of lactose to it, finish off with roasted, bitter chocolate malt. Well balanced. Likable (London, 26.11.2012).
WeissGary (239) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 23, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Delightful thick chocolate aroma unlike anything I have ever experienced from a beer! Wonderful thick and developed chocolate taste, bit of a rough mouthfeel but a lovely smooth multi-layered chocolate taste - this is an absolute stellar beer! Fantastic!!
tommann (2293) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a large head. Aroma has chocolate, with coffee and root beer. Taste has has milk chocolate and dry roast throughout with coffee and dark berries on the aftertaste.
RichTheVillan (1615) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; pours almost pitch black thin head chocolate malt aroma, dark chocolate taste with heavy malt, nice carbonation with a slight gritty texture. I like it. Love the branding.
jackg88 (6) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2012 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours dark brown, almost black with a quickly dissapearing thin cream head. roasted malt and mild chocolate aromas, similar taste with only mild chocolate and slight bitterness- very thin body with slight carbonation.
Theydon_Bois (5201) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Cask, Pimlico - 03/09/12.
Dark brown approaching black with a medium tan head which soon thins.
Milk chocolate nose with background vanilla.
Sweet malt taste, cocoa, brown sugar, milk chocolate.
Medium bodied, mininmal carbonation with a smooth finish.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at Cask Pub and Kitchen. Pours a very dark brown colour with a fair light tan head. Aroma of cocopops, chocolate, roasty malt and caramel. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Lingering cocopops again. Tasty.
Leighton (8593) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at The Kernel, London thanks to Thomas. Pours brown with a creamy, beige foam head. Dry and chalky cocoa character, moderately. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Drinks like a lower ABV beer than it is. Dry finish with lots of dusty cocoa. Not bad.
teorn88 (1603) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at CPK, London. It pours a brown colour with a small off-white head. The nose is of roasted malts, cocoa beens and slight vanilla. Taste is bitter and roasty, with cocoa powder and espresso notes. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, quite good stout, but nothing outstanding.
madmitch76 (12102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
25th June 2012
Rake. Clear dark brown beer, tidy pale tan head. Smooth palate, soft and dry. Fine carbonation. Mildly smoky and roasty dark malt. The chocolate is very mild and partially hides even milder red fruits. Soft finish with more mild roast malt. Not bad.