BlackHaddock (3760) - Shropshire, - SEP 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
18th September 2012: cask pint, hand-pulled in The Anchor, Birmingham.
Dark brown body: looks a bit like a ’Cappuccino’ complete with a light tanned froth on top (no dusting of mocca, etc though).
Smells a bit like a ’Cappucinno’, tastes like one too, or at least a Greek Frappé coffee.
Luckily I like coffee, but the name gives away the flavours you are going to encounter and I really enjoyed my pint.
Nice and certainly different to anything else I had during my pub-crawl around Brum that night.
richie747 (39) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Post Office Vaults, Birmingham. Sensational coffee aroma and nice roasted malt balance! You can easily down 3 or 4 to start a dark beer session, and then come back to it!
garthicus (2670) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask. Appearance: oil black. Minuscule brown head. Aroma: dark chocolate, leather, milky, cocoa, mocha. Smells great! Flavour: milky triple Americano, chocolate, lovely milky mouthfeel with a long coffee, hazelnut and chocolate finish.
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Oct 2013 during Spoons Festival - Very Dark Brown in colour. Malty; coffee and more coffee, milky, chocolate, roasty malts, some vanilla. Hoppy; mild hop bitterness/sourness. Fruity; none noticeable. Bitter sweet very coffee malty throughout. Decent.
downender (6275) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol, October 2013. Near black with a slight, off-white head. Decent mix of coffee and chocolate, with a touch of roast and moderately bitter finish. Good.
Firefly54 (228) - - NOV 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma - cappuccino, chocolate, sweet malts, milk and cream, roasty. Flavour doesn’t quite follow the nose. Quite dry. Would like a little more sweetness but its good.
Pizd (432) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask): Black in colour, small tan head. Espresso-like aroma with some slight chocolate and vanilla notes. Flavour is black coffee, chocolate, cream, vanilla and some slight fruitiness on the finish. Really smooth to drink, low levels of carbonation which is spot on.
Martin243 (768) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2013 1/2 at the Tilley Stone Gateshead. Almost black with a dense off-white head. Vanilla aroma and flavour with some burnt sugar. Velvety texture, but I struggled to find any cappuccino flavours. Vanilla predominant, and a bitter finish is at odds with the general concept.
berkshirejohn (4526) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Back of Beyond (JDW), Reading. A glossy black pour with a tawny glow and a tight beige head; aroma of chocolate and coffee; soft and sweet, with a fairly thin body and a milky coffee taste; then a dry, biscuity, and pleasantly bitter finish.
davidtjm (362) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Think black pour, cappuccino aroma, quite watery on the aroma, but that’s just my taste.
mike_77 (3117) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Intense coffee, cream aroma. It’s quite thin so the flavour comes through more in the aftertaste. Typical roasted, malts, coffee. Lactic edge. Promises much but the balance is off. Needs to be richer and more oily.