planky84 (1631) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the Microbar, Manchester... I think...not too sure! Light gush with this one, black pour with a beige head. Chocolate ice cream and rum raisin aroma, most dessertesque. Flavours of dark chocolate, dark fruit and a little coffee. Malt laden finish. Not too bad.
Grumbo (186) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle enjoyed at The Inn Beer Shop, Southport. Very dark brown, with a tan head. Minimal carbonation, smooth and would liken to spiced Christmas Cake infused with chocolate. Not to everyone’s taste (the chap I was drinking with didn’t like it) but I did very much, so I got to finish his too...
JK54B (1535) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Carron Oatmalt Stout. Bottled tasted at Gallows Bird MICP. Malty nose with hints of chocolate. Pale beige fast disappearing head. Dark brownish color. Slightly hazy. Soft mild hopped malty taste.
RichardW (1157) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, Coppers, Ncl. Initial impressions metallic nose with burnt malt. Pours very lively with a foamy yellowing head. Deep red appearance, the strength kicks in fairly early and there’s a reasonable body to it. The burnt nose and taste remains though throughout and gives a slightly harsh edge. Disappointed by this.
Scopey (3246) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Leighton’s Beer, Bocce and Boozer tasting, thanks to the man himself. Gusher!! It pours deep brown, with a thick beige head. The nose is roasted malt, caramel, toffee, milk chocolate and a touch of spice. The taste is chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, oat, charcoal, toffee, charred wood and smoke, with a long dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Decent.
Leighton (6961) - London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Beer, Bocce and Boozer Tasting, London. I brought this puppy. Pours clear, red-brown with a fine white cream. Soapy and roasty malt aroma with hints of cocoa. Light to medium sweet flavor with dry, roasty cocoa, light burnt wood and ash. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Fairly dry and roasty to finish with notes of cocoa, dry wood, light earth. Pretty sweet to finish, too. Nice beer.
jackl (2596) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Beer, Bocce and Boozer tasting. Deep brown with a big tan head. Malty espresso nose, some bitter chocolate. The taste is smoky, sweet brown sugar. Some oatmeal raisin cookies. Mellow sugary finish. Full bodied (like your mum), soft carbonation. Decent.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Drinkmonger. Pours a dark brown colour with a thick light tan head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate and alcohol. Similar flavours with liquorice and roasty malt. Quite bitter with coffee and dark chocolate notes. Moderate carbonation. Very nice.
AleTsar (1337) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Alesela
Cark ruby brown (does not look like a stout!)...rocky off white head...clear...good lacing
Aroma - Roasted malts...some smoke...yeasty...light coffee..toasted caramel malts
Taste - Roasted malts...very roasty..smoky notes...light coffrr...toasted wood..good flavour but not particularly complex
Palate - Medium carb...medium body...gentle...smooth
Finish - As main flavour...very long longering burnt roast and a bit smoky
Overall - This has the roast but less of the rich dark malt backbone which I like in a stout. It’s more of a roasty premium bitter/ old ale hybrid. An unusual one.
Svesse (5197) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask at White Horse, Parson’s Green, London, 26 Nov 2011) Dark brown colour with hints of ruby. Brief head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of dried fruit, caramel, coffee and raisins. Malty, fruity taste with coffee, raisins, prunes, dried fruit and a slightly bitter-sweet finish. Medium body, fairly sweet. Quite fruity and sweet for a stout, but interesting and quite nice.