StueyD (1138) - Heacham, Norfolk, - JUN 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark black brown coloured beer with tints of red and a frothy beige head. Light roasted malt aroma, some espresso coffee notes and just a touch of fruitiness. Bitter mouthfeel. Dry and bitter taste, roasted malt and coffee, and a hint of sweetness. Long bitter finish. Tasted at the Wellington, Birmingham.
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Third of a Pint at GBBF 2013, Olympia, London Aug 2012 - Dark Brown in colour. Malty; roasty malts, coffee. Very Fruity; autumn berry fruits. Quite thin but tasty for low ABV. Mildly bitter roasty fruity throughout. Very drinkable.
Pyrmir (3315) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Rake. Murky brown color with small off white head. Aroma with lots of coffee, fruit and berries. Taste is a bit watery, coffee, blackberries with some acidic notes.
Scopey (6661) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask gravity at the Rake. It pours near black with a smallish tan head. The nose is roasted malt, coffee, caramel, chocolate and light berry sweetness. The taste is soft, watery, roasted malt, toast, sweet berry, ash and dark fruits with a dry, watery finish. Thin body and low carbonation. Too thin and watery unfortunately....
maneliquor (3057) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Rake. A very dark murky brown pour with a bubbly tan head. Nose is big powdery chocolate, woody and robust ash with nice dark berry focus. Nothing wrong with the aroma here. Taste is mild aniseed, cocoa, artificial sweetness, touch of smoke and berry tart. More like blueberry. Damn ashy though and this is off putting. Not great
wimpyjoe (3722) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ White Lion, Heptonstall. Almost black, but not quite with a thin off-white head. Small roasted aroma and taste, although very drinkable.
minutemat (1502) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2014 Cask @ Manchester Beer & Cider Festival Jan 14. Their chili plum porter made me sit up & pay attention last year and I loved Offbeat Brewery’s blackberry mild so was rather looking to this. Unfortunately, for some reason or other this just didn’t hit the mark. Got next to no blackberries in the taste and texture appeared watery and bland. Must find a bottle so I can re-rate.
mike_77 (3030) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark brown, cloudy. Aroma has strong roast malts. Body is thin. General flavour is quite weak but has a strong roast, bitter aftertaste.
DutchDrebus (3956) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home thx to der Benzai. Opaque dark brown colour with a medium sized, slightly creamy off-white head. Smells red fruits, slightly sourish, some liquorish, slightly roasty. Tastes liquorice, roasty, hint of sour, forrest fruits, hint of iron. Medium body, nice carbo.
Benzai (8111) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Joes and Dutchdrebus @ Dutchdrebus 3000 ratings tasting. Opaque dark brown color, medium sized beige to light brown head. Smell malts, clearly blackberries, light to moderately roasty. Taste malts, roasted malts, blackberries, nicely bitter. Medium body and carbonation. Nice one!
gegwilson (1026) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost black with a tan head. A touch of blackberry fruit at first before coffee and chocolate flavours come in. I wasn’t sure about the idea of a blackberry stout, but this is pretty good stuff. Just a touch too watery.