chimpgibbon (286) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch 0025 bottle from Queens Head. Big head, toasty coffee aroma. Very smooth palate and nice easy drinking rounded taste. Little sweetness overpowering malts, so guess I prefer trad dry stouts but a very drinkable offering.
mR_fr0g (2529) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the Euston tap. Opaque black with a persistent light tan head. Aroma is berry and light roast. Flavour has a little veg, but is big on the citrus hop and roast. Palate is medium full with decent carbonation. Good dry mineral finish. Decent black IPA.
Beese (1540) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Exmouth Arms, London on 21 September. Poured a thick black colour with a large, dense tan head. Aroma of vanilla pods, dark chocolate and sweet coffee. Good thick mouth feel. Initial flavours were a little on the sweet side for me; nutty with cocoa, milk chocolate and biscuity malt. Palate was nicer, more bitter coffee, roasted malt and peppery spice. Pretty good for a style I’m not normally a huge fan of.
Camons (5660) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ The Harp, London. Pours black light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, light coffee, milk chocolate, vanilla. Flavor is light roasted malts, light coffee, milk chocolate, hints of dark fruits. Medium body, oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation. 180913
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ CASK Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico SW1. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee aroma. Roasted malty sweetish chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee finish.
downender (6164) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask-conditioned at the Gryphon, Bristol 19/9/2013. Opaque and almost black in colour, with a tight, off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and a touch of grassy hop. Surprisingly full mouth feel for such a low ABV beer, with plenty of dark chocolate, a hint of lactose and roasty, dryish finish. Excellent.
Rune (7777) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, half pint at tap takeover, Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico. Jet black body. Shiny surface, dotted spots to the glassware. Vanilla sweet malty nose with hints of lactose. Coffee and modest lactose flavours. Mild, dry, roasted end. Pretty okay stout, not too sweet and not too thin bodied (London 12.08.2013).
Fin (7278) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle picked up at ’Jacks’, Westholme Stores, Goring-on-Thames, Oxon. Consumed at a wonderful house owned by the Blackwell family in Appleton, Oxon, Saturday 31st August 2013 Black in colour with a large sticky frothy head light beige head that sort of collapsed in the middle. Wonderfully creamy and rich beer with milkyness, coffee and a pleasant rich vein of roasty and tasty goodness, really quite lovely. Thoroughly enjoyed this beer. It’s great that Weird Beard can do beers such as this so very well alongside the strong and very hoppy numbers that they also do. A7 A5 T8 P4 Ov16 4.0
Erasmus_ro (1289) - Alabama, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Cask Pub & Kitchen, London, 25/08/13. Pours a dark brown, almost black, with an auburn tinge and a creamy, beige head. Aroma is a lot of mocha as well as chocolate. Taste is a lot of coffee and mocha. Chocolate and somewhat sweet. Light, not much carbonation, a bit watery.
dnicolaescu (708) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
LCBF backlog. KEG.
Aroma: coffee and coca-cola.
Taste: instant coffee, generic bitterness.