SarkyNorthener (1690) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from local offie. Black beer with medium head and some lacing. Aroma of mild cocoa powder and roasted malts. Taste is roasted coffee, dark malts and some lactose with a bitter finish. Good stuff.
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Alexandra Arms, Rugby, 16/12/13.
Mid black with a good sized tan head that retains well.
Nose is licqourice, lactic ring, earthy cocoa, dark toffee.
Taste comprises milk chocolate, light roast, dark fruits, salt, liqourice.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, light roast in a semi drying closure.
TBone (12333) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark brown color, small brownish head. Sticky vinegar, dark malty aroma. Light to medium-bodied. Slightly tart, roasted, ashy flavor. Vegetables too. Not pleasant.
jjsint (627) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Albion, Ampthill. Black with a little head. Aroma of chocolate, tobacco. Taste is sweet, bitter and umami with a Guinness-like sourness. Full palette.
gegwilson (921) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Rhythm & Booze Ripon. Pous almost black with virtually no head. Quite acidic at first with an almost citrus edge, before coffee coming through at the finish. to be fair this bottle was about 1 month after its best before, so it might not have been in the best condition.
ladnewton (1375) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Prince of Wales, Highgate Village, London on 8th September 2013. Black with yellow to golden top and almost no lace. Rich caramel and roasty malt aromas. Roast malts and delicate, subtle savouries and smokes in-mouth, with some fruity notes. These become more prevalent in the finish, which ends with subtly bitter and herby notes around a malty core. Suprisingly light body, but engaging mouthfeel.
Pizd (432) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Cask): Black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate and a faint smell I couldnt put my finger on, possibly subdued hop aroma. Smooth, lovely tasting beer - roasted malt, chocolate covered coffee beans, a touch of saltiness like you get from a soy sauce. Really lovely beer.
thomat (1977) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Dark brown with a tiny tan head. Malty and roasted tones. Malt, coffee and fruit. Medium body with a nice, bitter sweet finish.
jmgreenuk (4018) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wentworth Oyster Stout 4.8%. Cask at The Anchor, Digbeth, Birmingham. Poured a dark mahogany with a glass hugging tan head. The aroma is of malt and peat. The flavour is medium bitter, spicy and with roasted malt and coffee. The palate is smooth and the bitterness lingers into the aftertaste. A very drinkable ale.
maeib (8574) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned handpump The Pub Leicester 07/03/13. A black beer with a tan coloured head. Freezing cold; really don’t know why this pub has gone so downhill recently. Slightly sweet salty and fishy. Light roasty malts. True to style and would have been far more enjoyable with better temperature control.