FatPhil (9975) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (Market Porter, London)
7Lovely sweet roasty aroma, a touch chocolatey.
4+ Nearly black, ring tan head.
7+ Very nice roasty body.
4 Watery palate, soft carbonation. Finish lovely and roasty, burnt even.
14 A good example of a weak and drinkable, but tasty, session stout, with the roast standing out nicely.
berkshirejohn (4950) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Hobgoblin, Reading. Black with a reddish tint and a thin tan head; deeply roasted malt aroma with hints of wood smoke and chocolate; dry, with a milky texture, and purple fruit flavours followed by a burst of sharp bitterness, then a dry lactic finish. Excellent.
SaintMatty (5750) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (Guide Dog, Southampton) - Dark brown, almost black in colour. Roasted malt and coffee in the aroma. Roasted malt and coffee taste with notes of bournville chocolate deteced. Nice and smooth and it has a lot of flavour and body for the strength.
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask in the Market Porter. Alround rating: Sweet roasty malt, bit of treckle, some blackcurrnt, but generally nice and sweet and tasty. Excellent stout.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate. Cask at the Market Porter.
Mahogany black with a creamy beige head. Mmmm creamy, beige, I’m Old Greeeeeg!!! Anyway, glorious roasty coffee and milk chocolate malty snout. Very well balanced flavour with all of the above plus some oats, caramel and biscuit hints. More milk chocolate in the finish. Very little hop character. Drinks like a milk mild rather than a sweet stout. Not my thing usually as I’m generally not a fan of anything with lactose added but here it works well.