s_hartshorne (2003) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle cotteridge piss up. Black thin head. Aroma is roasted malts taste same nice lactose sweetness good smokey bitters. Decent.
Theydon_Bois (10572) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at the Cotteridge Convention, thanks to the Wingman, 24/01/15.
Black with a decent tan covering.
Nose is dark malts, chocolate biscuit, molasses, dark berry infuse.
Taste comprises a rich malt base, dark fruit rinds, dark chocolate, caramel fudge.
Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Solid sweet stout action.
47574xeCD (391) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share at Cotteridge Convention 24/01/15
Poured a black colour with tan head, Hints of Chocolate, Cocoa and light malt, with a milky texture. Damn nice thank you.
The_Osprey (2390) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share at Cotteridge Wines. Black, no head forming. Aroma is chocolate syrup. Body is medium, soft carbonation, smooth. Taste is light malt, soft chocolate, semisweet, abrupt finish. Decent.
Scopey (7868) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Cotteridge Convention thanks to The Wingman. It pours jet black with a small tan head. The nose is sweet, juicy, chocolate, gateaux, lactose, cream and vanilla. The taste is smooth, bitter-sweet, toasty, roast, milk chocolate, light spice, earth, lactose and mild acidity. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Very nice balance and high drinkability. Tasty.
BlackHaddock (4370) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
24th Jan 2015: another bottle shared at the Cotteridge Wine meeting, cheers Wingman for this offering. Really dark brown with a cream coloured topping. No hiding that this is a Sweet Stout and it’s name gives away the flavours somewhat! Yes, this is a milk Stout with plenty of chocolate notes in both the nose and taste, smooth and fairly creamy in texture, nice feel to the brew, I liked it. Good alcohol kick too.
imdownthepub (10860) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, sampled at The Cotteridge Convention, many thanks to WingmanWillis for this one. Very dark brown with cream head. There is a milky creaminess to this along with a sweet chocolate character, milky rather than dark chocolate to me. There is a malty bitterness later on. Not really to my taste this one.
Garrold (2014) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share. Cotteridge Beano. Clear, dark brown. Film of tan head. Roast malt. Chocolate. Lactic sweetness. Fairly smooth.
RichTheVillan (3772) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Cotteridge Wines convention; hazy dark brown pour with a frothy light tan head, caramel and chocolate aroma, taste has chocolate malts, coffee, some lactose sweetness.
Beersiveknown (3512) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at cotteridge tasting 24/1/15, cheers Theydon!
cocoa, dry, chocolate, flinty dry chocolate finish not particularly sweet, hazy mid brown