Sigmund (5610) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Ipswich Beer Festival 2004, gravity dispense. Colour is black / dark ruby. Lovely aroma of dark fruits / prunes, English pipe tobacco, chocolate and coffee. Flavour is roast barley and oats on a surprisingly fruity background. Very drinkable. Fruity aftertaste - not what you expect from a stout, but nice! (And the beer is vegan - as if I cared!)
DanielBrown (4061) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand pulled at the Anchor, Birmingham as part of their organic beer weekend. Jet black, with a great looking sloppy and sticky beige head. Very creamy - like the coffee creams you used to get in Milk Tray. Light feeling, with a burnt oats flavour, which is fairly insistent. Reminds me of Angel Delight...
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned @ Reading Beer Festival. Powerful chocolate roasty arom, malt and raisings. Slightly cloying body with some acidity and a touch thin. Promise of rich roasty pleasures disappears in the body but very drinkable.
SilkTork (5374) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2003
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2015 Nov, 2003 Gravity @ Medway Beer Fest as Bridge of Allan Glencoe. Pitch black with a ragged brown ring. Enormous coffee aroma. An absolute wow! there’s a slap of leather in there and a bit of roasted beef. Wonderful. It’s a shame the flavour doesn’t live up to the promise of the aroma. It’s decent enough - some dark chocolate and that chocolate again, but with big watery gaps and a rather timid finish. The body is thin and refreshing - perhaps too thin.
imdownthepub (11197) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Conditioned at The Golden Ball, York. Dark black red beer with malty head. Dark roasted chocolate malts with long dry acidic aftertaste. A nicely rounded stout.
Gr0ve (2173) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this cask-conditioned beer on draught in a Glasgow pub. It was absolutely amazing. It must be the freshest beer I’ve ever had. Dark, creamy, fresh roasted coffee, oats and licorice.
omhper (20689) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled cask conditioned at GBBF.
Dark black. Coffee, oat and licorice aroma. Sweet and full bodied with creamy mouthfeel. Really roasty. Bitter finish.