shoestring (310) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wee beauty. So dark and opague. Nice tan head. Chocolate on nose and palate. Nice stout that’s not got that bitter element that a lot do. Light enough too.
Martind43 (1) - SCOTLAND - AUG 14, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Several pints yesterday, on draught, Glasgow City Centre. Rich roasty coffee taste. Had bottles of this before, which I enjoyed, but better on draught.
hawthorne00 (2872) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Black with a scant coat of light tan head. Not a whole lot of aroma - some chicory, roasted barley, light gruut-like spices. Light bodied, moderate carbonation. Has filtered hardness to it that doesn’t do it any favours Miles away from "creamy". Not much sweetness, more chic than choc, a firm roasted barley note, that Scots coriander thing that I associate with Traquair. Started at 10C, liked it a little more as it warmed.
Stuartyboy (986) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark stout with roasted malt aroma flavour is chocolate coffee some fruity notes rich and sweet on finish
JorgeLee (1458) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Beer Hawk. Fairly dark stout, quite high carbonation, didn’t raise too much of a head. A bit muddled flavours, some chocolate, tiny bit roasty, bit of hop. Didn’t quite come together.
redders1974 (391) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well balanced stout no knockout flavours all very subtle but dark chocolate roast cofee and smoked peat re all lurking nice stuff without being exceptional
ramboraffe (1290) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle at pub in Dublin. Clark dark Brown with tanned fluffy head. Roasted Barley, coffee and chocolate. Abrupt dry finish. Dry with medium bitterness, medium Bodies and low carbonation.
Meilby (9728) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 500ml @ Sommerhus
Pours dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, floral, hint of licorice and smoke. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long chocolate and caramel finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
MrJamesMcEwan (151) - SCOTLAND - APR 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
* Bottle. Pours deep black, with a creamy cream coloured head.
* Aroma is light, hoppy herb, fruit, faint toast & chocolate.
* Palate is medium body, very low carbonation, very fine bubbles.
* Taste is bitter & slightly sour, chocolate, ash, slight fruit & earthy.
* Finish is medium body, smooth, chocolate & slight fruit, then drys.
* Great carbonation, smooth, toast, & earthy.
DIBBLE (102) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2015
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Beer Essentials, Horsham. Fine lasting lacey tan head over dark beer. Subtle aroma: dark berries, burnt Toast. Thick and smooth in the mouth. Complex subtle yet persistent flavours: berries, pastry, dandelion and burdock, chocolate, roast malt. Moderate carbonation. Low bitterness, very easy drinking. Slightly dry, herbal, dark malty finish.