Beese (1099) - 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 (2436) - 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 (1389) - 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 (619) - 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 (862) - 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 (893) - 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.
Finwe (392) - Grankulla, FINLAND - APR 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Helsinki Beer Festival. Black with a rough tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate and liquorice in the aroma. Sweet caramel, dark chocolate and bitter hops and roasted malt in the flavour. Soft oily texture and very mild carbonation.
gegwilson (621) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask in Plimsoll Line, Redcar. Black with a small tan head. Nice with some good chocolate and coffee notes. Quite rich. Maybe a touch sour, but otherwise very good.
Scopey (5518) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at George Croydon. It pours near black with a small tan head. The nose is roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, toast and rocky road. The taste is smooth, roasty, toast, chocolate, salted liquorice, coffee and earth with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Smooth, well rounded and rather drinkable.
jookos (1523) - FINLAND - APR 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask@hbf14. Dark . Mocca leathery chocolate, nice dry choco flavours, slightly bitter body and somewhat dry finish. Turns more roasted after a sit, i like the softness from the cask here.