Svesse (7700) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask at Craft Beer Co St Mary Axe, London, 26 Nov 2015) Black colour with foamy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with sweet coffee, liquorice and dark fruit. Malty, roasted taste with notes of coffee, liquorice, dark fruit, vanilla and a balanced roasty bitterness. Medium body, fairly sweet. On the sweet side, but quite tasty. Nice one.
MrBlueSky93 (523) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Bier Huis.
Pours dark brown, almost black, with a large 2 finger tan coloured head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, creamyness...Taste of initial milkyness, then cream, chocolate, dark fruits, raisins, blood orange, cherries, then more dark chocolate and smoky coffee tastes. Very nice.
Stuu666 (9791) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at holyrood 9a. Sweet roast chocolate nose, sweet milky bitter coffee taste, some sour tartness.
RichTheVillan (6155) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at The Barton Arms; dark brown pour with a creamy light tan head, big cocoa powder aroma, taste has chocolate milkshake, light coffee, dark fruits, really creamy mouthfeel, some bitterness and some burnt toast malts.
DanielBrown (4343) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Bartons Arms, Birmingham. Jet. Cream top. Lovely sweetness: Milk Tray fruit cream. Fulsome posh mocca choc co.
Leighton (17802) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell - London. Pours clear, dark brown with a fine, tan cream head. The aroma has milk chocolate, light roast. Medium sweet flavor with more milk chocolate, slight earthy bitterness, toasty bread, lasting sweet chocolate character. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Somewhat sticky sweet on the finish with more sugary milk chocolate, mellow roast, very light minerality, lots of rich, sweet cocoa. Very tasty.
AshtonMcCobb (4993) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On keg at the Stockbridge Tap.
Appearance - opaque black with a thin head.
Nose - coffee and milk chocolate.
Taste - more sweet chocolate and coffee notes.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly balanced finish.
Overall - I don’t usually prefer to have a stout/porter chilled nor on keg. However, the coffee dimension is kept in check with the additional carbonation and chill.
Ferris (11061) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask - Cocoa and dark chocolate with some cream. Jet black with a rich beige head, dark chocolate, cocoa, clear and a roasty coffee finish. Quite nice.
tinylightsrecs (437) - - JUL 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Fenwicks Newcastle. Pours deep black colour, minimal head. Enjoyable coffee/chocolate flavours, not overly sweet as can often be the case in beers of this style. An impressive example.
s_hartshorne (2574) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bier huis ossett. Black halo tan head. Aroma is choc coffee. Taste is sweet choc good bitter coffee some vanilla roasted malts and lactose. Medium body. Really tasty good stuff.