Ferris (491) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Coffee and cocoa aroma. Dark brown, minimal head. Wonderful balance, no overt alcohol or bitterness. Roasted notes and mild chocolate and coffee. A very sessionable stout that has a nice low abv.
dfearnley (319) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 mL bottle to taster
Dark chocolate, coffee, nutmeg, and cocoa. Deep brown with slight tan head. Taste is sweet initially, then sour and ends with a deep long lasting bitterness. Medium bodied for a stout and creamy.
Cantabrian (383) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 7, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not refering to a size comparisson, but a direct reference to a sinking ship that took of thousands of lives downwards with it. This is a beer that starts quite exciting, with a whiff of bitter chocolate, but it soon disappears into nothingness, if not behind a skunky smell. Black with an off-white head, it would look great if not for a few seconds that takes for the head to disappear. Medium to light bodied, it does feel watery, in spite of a light chalkiness. The flavours of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate are overwhelmed by the carbonation, which is not light at all, and by the excessive hoppy bitterness and sourness. Hard to taste it properly, with all the phenols that explode into the mouth from that excessive carbonation, even though the alcoholic % is not high at all. The bitterness is unpleasant, perhaps some hop variety out of place, a citric, metallic tinge. As if it wasnít bad enough to see fair rides with a Titanic theme...
Dommod2011 (426) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice and dark. I donít know what that means either Mr Bishop but it fits this stout..nicely? Malty, chocolate, roasted. Very enjoyable. I quite like this drinking lark, think I may take it up on a more permanent basis. Need better glasses though...
Palme (2250) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 24, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A massive 0.5l bottle. This bottle has to weight at least 2 or 3 kilos. Anyhow, it pours a clear a clear deep deep ruby-brown body with a small but heavy lacing beige head. It smells light roasted and berry-sweet, some clear chocolate tones here and perhaps also some burned caramel. Not horrible. It has a really thin oily texture and itís quite soft carbonated. Light roasted flavors also, some chocolate. Really easy to drink, and itís leaving a mild dry tongue. Not bad, not great. 20.07.2012
kiwianer (2314) - MŲnchengladbach, GERMANY - AUG 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The head is medium, the body black. It taste a bit mild, light coffee, bitter. In the aftertaste roasty. Not bad, a good, mild Stout. 11/10/11/10/-/11
kwik-lime (866) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roasty malt, coffee, some chocolate, and a nice hit of hop bitterness in the finish. Good beer, slightly disappointed that its head didnít last at all well but really enjoyable.
swoopjones (4226) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Harp. Covent gardens, London. Pretty light aroma for a stout. Roasted malt flavor, lighter mouthfeel. Decent
AKSalmon (57) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle 4.5% alc. Poured into an English pint. Pours very dark almost black with very little head. Itís aroma is that of rosted malt and light floral wisps. Flavour is rosted malt and coffee with a nice slightly bitter hops finish. It has a moderately thick body and light carbonation. Overall a very well balanced stout.
evergreen0199 (1329) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Ealing beer festival 2012. A black coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Roasty, malty aroma. Tastes roasty, malty, some coffee and chocolate. Nicely balanced rich stout.