RichardW (1338) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Rehills Newcastle. Chocolate followed by coffee and plenty of both in large amounts. Lovely rich stout with great bitter notes, it has all those good stout attributes of leather, tobacco and tar. Very fine
jamestulloch (989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Vino Wines. Black body with a huge tan head that holds well. Excellent lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate, ash, coffee and cream. Flavour of chocolate, dark fruit and a hint of salt. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft fizz. A wonderfully rich, flavoursome Stout, although it’s bit thinner than described on the bottle.
zacgillbanks (1736) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. An inky black beer that pours with a thick brown head. It has strong liquorice and chocolate flavours, roasted notes and coffee and more liquorice on the finish. Excellent!</
Garrold (601) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Hop Hideout, Sheffield. Nearly black. Thickish, tan, lasting head. High cocoa solids chocolate. Coffee grinds. Liquorice. Dark, unripe fruit. Taste has fleeting sweetness, followed by a burnt, tarry, roast bitterness. Smooth, almost creamy palate. Ash dryness on the finish, as well as a hoppy, tarry bitterness. Really good.
MiP (12989) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 5.4%. Good roasted aroma, coffee and a little smoke. Black colour. Big stable brown head. The flavour is quite roasted and quite bitter. A good piney hoppiness to give a little bite and to counter the creamy and chocolatey roastedness. Very flavourful, especially considering the ABV.
Bamsen78 (2293) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy nearly black with airy but stable tan head. Clear aroma of roast, malt, caramel, and coffee. Bitter, roasty flavour, with notes of coffee beans, malt, and liquorice. Lingering, bitter aftertaste. Creamy mouthfeel. Very pleasant, indeed.
jack1586 (3) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Superb in every way. This is a prime example of beer, and a fantastic stout.
Fin (6890) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Friends of Ham, Leeds, Saturday 15th February 2014. Pours black with a light beige head. Plenty of coffee on the nose and also lots of creamy milky chocolate. Soft in mouth the chocolate and coffee on the nose come through well in the mouth a tangy sour edge adds an interesting element and a hoppy finish also. Its nice but maybe doesn’t quite live up to the promise shown on the nose. A8 A4 T7 P4 Ov15 3.8
Michal95 (28) - POLAND - FEB 13, 2014
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I enjoyed this Stout, it is classic interpretation of this style with loads of coffee aroma and taste, very smooth and pleasant, long lasting head but not so big, overall good beer.
minutemat (740) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ Manchester Beer & Cider Festival Jan 14. Decadent indeed, this is rich & flavoursome with a big helping of coffee and creamy chocolate, and a slight roasted aspect. Very nice.