Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - MAR 26, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Gravity, Banbury Beer Festival. Deep black, just a bit of brown highlights around the edges. Dark tan head. Treacle and Cheerio® aroma, a touch of old laundry. Soft muddy dark flavors, fairly sweet. Some substance to the palate, but dull and lifeless.
leaparsons (8650) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, Loughborough Fest 07. Black with a small head. Aromas are earthy roast malts with coffee and winter fruit. Flavours are earthy roast malts with fruity berries. Liqourice with some metal and hints of lemon. Dark chocolate bitterness with some saltiness.
RichardGretton (4374) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask@Loughborough Beer Festival 2007. Black beer with a light head. The aroma is lightly dandelion and burdock, and the flavour is weirdly floral with a dandelion and burdock finish. Overall a weird stout, I do not know what to make of it.
chriso (7475) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask (gravity dispense), Catford Beer Festival, June 2006. Very dark colour, but the mouthfeel is rather lighter than expected. Its also drier than is often the case with Oatmeal stouts. Lots of burnt malt in evidence with a sort of ashy feel that I’ve experienced numerous times but struggle to describe adequately. Bits of dark chocolate and licorice come through in the flavours. The slightly acidic, and distinctly bitter, almost lactic, edge that I picked up in the bottled version is here in cask form too. Something about this beer just didn’t really grab me. I think a fuller body would offset the bitterness better. I notice that I rated the bottle version higher, which is unusual for me, so I wonder whether the condition was less than perfect.
cgarvieuk (16286) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2007
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
deep black, burnt malt nose, again the flavour has just a bit too much burntness for me
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Half pint gravity fed at the Battersea Beer Festival, very dark, even syrupy, with a bubbly beige head. A strong rich malty aroma with chocolate. A smooth palate with chocolate malt flavours and a rich finish. A good stout.
bluevegie (3064) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 2, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Ealing BF 06: A little watery, can taste the oatmeal, soft coffee without the milk, roasted malt aroma. Not enough body.
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma kicks you with loads of coffee and roasted malts, maybe liquire too. Taste is similar quite bitter, maybe a bit too burnt.
Nekronos (3738) - Xalapa, MEXICO - APR 20, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Veyr nice, nice aroma and the flavour is awesome, the ota stouts are becoming one of my favorite styles.
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1. Cask Handpump at the Beer House, Manchester 23/04/2001
Dark oaty stout with a hint of sweet wine flavour.
2. Cask stillage at the Memorial Hall, Northwich 22/09/2001
Rich dark stout with an oaty finish.