SilkTork (5021) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oct, 2008. JDW, Gravesend. I like Titanic, and this is a bit disappointing for me. Nice fruity flavour, though lacking in stout qualities, let alone Imperial Stout qualities. No awareness of the 6% strength. This came over more as a pleasant mild than a Imperial Stout. Pleasant enough, though unremarkable. Some pleasant roast late in the finish.
Smallprint (74) - - AUG 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at The White Star in Stoke. Not quite as dark as expected, a very, very dark ruby rather than pitch black, with a tan head. Huge coffee notes on the nose, almost dominating the smell. The taste too is heavily leaning towards coffee, though there are other flavours, some bitterness, roasted malts and some chocolate. Very thick and well bodied as you’d expect for a 6% cask ale, a good finish. A step up from their regular stout, a very good beer which should be a permanent addition and perhaps bottled.
SarkyNorthener (1089) - 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 (8108) - 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 (9166) - 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 (1269) - 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 (1748) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - 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 (773) - 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 (8059) - 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 (12174) - , 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!