AshtonMcCobb (2465) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On keg @ the Stockbridge Tap.
Appearance - opaque black with a decent creamy head.
Nose - on keg, this comes out a little cold so warming it up was necessary to get the chocolate notes which are big. The cherry is a bit elusive though.
Taste - loads of creamy chocolate and the cherry is there if you look for it.
Palate - medium bodied with a texture that is not as creamy as I would expect for a stout but the finish is balanced.
Overall - enjoyable but would it have been better on cask and at cask temperature?
tinylightsrecs (178) - - JUL 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Glug Newcastle. Pours very dark brown with faint head. Flavours of nuts, chocolate, berries. A very enjoyable wintry beer
allmyvinyl (3129) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Bow Bar. Pours dark brown, thin beige head. Light cherry aromas, mostly milk chocolate. Taste is light sweet, oats, not much fruit. Nice enough.
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Half Pint at Cask Pub, Pimlico, London in Feb 2014 - Very Dark Brown in colour (almost Black). Small head. Malty; roasty malts, grainy, some chocolate, coffee, caramel. Fruity; slight/subtle cherry; slight sourness. Slightly bitter roast malty with a sour fruit/hop edge. Very drinkable.
jamestulloch (1326) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Cornelius. Black body with a thin beige head. Great lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate, tangy berries and filter coffee. Flavour of brambles, sharp cherries and coffee. Medium body with a slick, oily texture. A sharp, fruity Stout.
SaintMatty (5184) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml Bottle - Dark brown with some red tinges when held to the light. Roasted malt, coffee, almonds and cherries in the aroma. Roasted taste with coffee, cocoa and detected, along with cherries being noticeable yet relatively subtle. Quite nicely balanced.
s_hartshorne (1220) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle bier huis ossett. Balck colour shortlived tan head. Aroma is roasted malts chocolate. Taste is sweet chocolate and cherrys followed by roasted malts and some sour bitter dark cheerrys. Medium thin body medium to soft carbonation. Decent stout.
olliejobbins (767) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml bottle pours a dark brown with a purple tinge. Sadly the aroma was completely lacking and definitely no cherry! Nice texture but again, no cherry in the taste. A slight fruity tartness but not obvious. More of a weak tasting watery stout. Disappointing.
Bragesnak (5346) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask and Kitchen, Pimlico,UK.
Black with small head. Aroma of roasted malt. Flavor with coffee and dried fruit.
wimpyjoe (3743) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wakefield Beer Festival. Stout with a mild character but the fruit influence is just about evident. Very dark with a small bubbly head.