shoestring (265) - larkhall, - FEB 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
slick and smooth indeed. Lovely full mouthfeel and excellent ’drinkability’. loved it. toasty flavours to the fore. deep, deep colour.intense
mighty_meadow (203) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - AUG 18, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks good. Not so great on the nose. Malty, liquorice, dark chocolate, cloves, smokey. Could have been really good but a bit thin and lacking depth to be truly great. Shame.
Burgers (322) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark brown with next to no head. Aromas of oats, malt and liquorice. Taste balanced sweet and bitter. Medium mouthfeel. No carbonation. Pretty good but not outstanding.
Chopper925 (147) - Gross Gerau, GERMANY - JUL 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Cofee, dark chocolate, dark small head. Sweet, full taste, light sour. Malty chocolate aftertaste, not as dry as other stouts.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Almost black with a thin beige head, Aroma is roasted malts. Flavour is sweet chocolate, roasted malts, little fruit. Just lacked depth, character, knackers, a hat I don’t know. Not mysterious and compelling enough.
lux_edwards (105) - - APR 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle. Pours a dark beer with tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is slightly bitter. Palate is oily and smooth. Overall: good sTout.
Philym (999) - 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 (1029) - 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 (2302) - 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 (323) - - 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.