SarkyNorthener (655) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask@moonunderwater, Wolverhampton. Dark brown beer large head. The taste is lots of smooth chocolate with hoppy notes running through. There is also a little coffee and burnt malts. The body is very full and smooth. An excellent stout, just leaves me wondering what an imperial version would be like.
FatPhil (7597) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravicask (CWAF2013, Fri)
Smells brown, for want of a better word. Looks as black as yer ’at, but no head. Burntness in the aroma too. A bit heady in the mouth. Some apple too. Burnt finish, and that builds over time. Does taste strong, and I don’t necessarily want that from a 6% beer. Also not at its peak form, from the looks, and taste, of it.
imdownthepub (8547) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned at Cambridge Winter Ales Festival ’13. Black with tan head. This was a big fruity beer, quite porter like in character with an additional light bitterness. Roasty, slightly smoky flavours, hints of charcoal. Nicely full on the palate, very decent.
tombyars (1210) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At long last, managed to get my hands on this beauty in Glasgow as my local JDW gave away the only barrel to Ayr? Why not give them Toad’s Croak instead! Rant over. Sampled in Esquires, Glasgow (JDW) in December 2008. Cask, handpump dispense. Cracking condition, dull liquorice black in colour with a thick creamy tan coloured head. Strong rich roasted grain aroma and a creamy smooth seductive mouthfeel. Good lacing throughout. Dark malt complexes with typical stout flavours very evident. Chocolate digestive biscuit note coming through on initial taste, this soon fades to a bitter plain chocolate and burnt treacle flavour. Hints of dry sherry and liquorice in the warming smokey aftertaste with a not too bitter hop finish. This is a well crafted stout and highly recommended. A brilliant effort from Titanic and hopefully a permanent addition to their portfolio. Well the punters in Esquires certainly enjoyed it, they finished the barrel off in a day!
markas101 (1677) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask, The Sheffield Tap, Sheffield. Jet black, really strong sesame aroma. Some soya and cabbage, burnt coffee, but sesame still predominant. Interesting.
niquillis (719) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at the congress, longton. Pours black with a lasting tan head. Heavy and well done russian style stout. Alcohol feel and not too strong, very good but i wouldn’t want too many or youd have to carry me home!
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maeib (7634) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned handpump Turf Tavern Oxford. A black beer with a beige head. A fishy, slightly smoky aroma with hints of lactose and fruit. A smoky oily taste with a tiny touch of acidity. Fruity and with some roast. A bit nearer a porter than a Russian Stout if you ask me.
madmitch76 (9990) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
29th October 2008. Super smooth stout which is also minerally and tangy. A little banana at the end. Not dry, roasty or bitter. Well joined up!
DJMonarch (9153) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask Handpump at the Penny Black JDW, Northwich 06/11/2008
Strong roast aroma. Thick beige head. Black strong in alcohol hoppy and fruity. Crisp and very bitter. Chocolate and coffee flavours in a slightly burnt roast finish.
anders37 (12965) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ Pommeller’s Rest, JDW. Bermondsey SE1. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma with some hints of licorice. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor with some hints of licorice. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish with some bitter finish.