Philym (586) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Dark brown/black with finger thick ivory/tan head.
Aroma: Banana, bubblegum, chocolate note, oaty, butterscotch, floral and bread crust.
Taste: Low/medium bitter and sweetness with low sourness.
Palate: Thick grainy texture, light body, low/average carbonation, abrupt bitter, smoky, earthy, roasted/burnt malt light chocolate finish with bubblegum and banana in the mix.
Comments: Tasty, but head was quick to disappear.
ComradeK (907) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JAN 21, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a very small beige head, which fades quickly and without leaving any lacing. Black coffee, mild liquorice and a little butterscotch make up the aroma. Mild lemon hops up front lead into black coffee and mild liquorice in the mid-palate. There is a faint hint of cocoa in the finish. This is a fairly missable stout, although to be fair to it, my bottle was a little past its BBD.
zacgillbanks (1741) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Tesco, Edingurgh. A rich black beer with a creamy chocolate flavour, red fruity notes, liquorice and a slight roasted coffee finish.
walshy (1) - Johnstone, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Legend - Wild Oats and Chocolate - my nose might not be what it should be, after 2nd pour "quick one" I get a head and more of the oats - toasted oats smell. I picked up more of a liquorice toasted oats nose rather than chocolate, taste, more toasted oats than anything else. The toasted oats on the palate over rides any other flavour for me.
JohnCook101 (241) - - DEC 29, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fairly standard stout. Biscuit, malt, light treacle, some bitterness. Perhaps a little oat but not particularly prominent. Reasonable.
Bahumat (75) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 23, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
All I taste on this one is ash and cigarettes. Awful. Unless you’re a smoker, avoid. Pouring this one out. :(
Beerbaron42 (28) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This has certainly become far more available in recent years, even appearing on tesco shelves. When I discovered it it was produced by the bridge of Allen brewery and by far the best ale I had ever drank. So good I visited the microbrewery while in Scotland. It's lost something now, but still one of he finest stouts I have ever had, full and great with every sip.
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allmyvinyl (1843) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle at home. Dark brown pour, no head. Coffee, raisin, oat aromas. Taste has more of the same, plus a fruity plum note. Sweet finish. Thin.
Erzengel (1714) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Seanyfo. Dark in the glass with beige head. Nice thick aroma with stout-typical slightly sourness. The beer itself starts dark, aromatic. Nicely roasted, very dry. The mainpart is slightly flowery, nice, balanced, not too thick. The aftertaste is long, roasted, dry, slightly sour and highly drinkable!
--> very nice stout! Aromatic and also suitable as a session beer!
leebotton (121) - - NOV 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smoky, marmite like aroma. Appears black with brown thin head. Big citrussy mouthfeel, logger than expected. Burnt , light flavours toward back of the mouth. Big bubbly mouthfeel but leaves the tongue and palate wanting a little more substance.