Stuu666 (2285) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Wetherspoons. Pours black, rich and fruity, plum, dry, sweet chocolate, quite bitter finish.
downender (6290) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol, March 2014. Opaque, jet black with a thin, off-white head. Big, bitter chocolate and black coffee notes, with a dryish finish. Enjoyable.
OwainTurner (322) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
£1.69 per pint and WS. Insane price for such a beautiful brew! Would buy every time. +2 for value.
Osprey87 (1711) - WALES - APR 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Lord Moon of the Mall JDW. Black, small white head. Aroma - sweet over-ripe fruit, liquorice. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste - tangy dark fruit, molasses, touch of chocolate, long roasted finish. Decent.
Beese (1784) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 31 March 2014. Poured black with a dense, tan head. Aroma of smoked malt, leather and that slightly fishy edge, that stouts sometimes get (just me?). Burnt malt flavours, with dark chocolate and assertive, bitter hops. Full, thick mouth feel. Finish was bitter, burnt toast, dark fruit and spice. Beer of the JDW Festival, for me.
mr_h (2879) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask by hand-pump at Camperdown Place, Glasgow (festival ale) - opaque dark brown, good creamy tan head, chocolate, roasted malty aroma with a hint of liquorice, no lacing, dark malts, dark fruits, chocolate, oily feel, smooth
dynamiteninja (1511) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Ralph (JDW), Richmond. Thin tan head. Jet black body. Milk chocolate. Roasted malt. Coffee, red fruit, spice, hops, nuts, grass. Bittersweet. Dry finish. Creamy mouthfeel.
s_hartshorne (1391) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask high cross Leicester. Black colour thin tan head lacing. Aroma is weak roasted malts. Taste is same slight dark fruits. Medium body. Average stout.
dogbomb (944) - ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Wetherspoons festival. Jet black with a fading tan head. Nose is coffee, toffee, salty chips and seawater. Taste is more coffee, toffee, some chocolate, seawater and raisin. Pretty tasty!
Beerhammaren (1071) - FINLAND - APR 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
.3l on tap as a real ale. @ Harry’s
Pours black with low, big bubbled tan head. Aroma is cocoa, chocolate, coffee, malts, hops. Flavor is hops, malts, coffee, fruits and chocolate. Somehow watery flavor.