JorgeLee (1738) - 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 (895) - 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 (1798) - 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 (10934) - 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 (201) - 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.
nihtila (2833) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at Standing Order (JDW). Dark reddish brown. Slightly sweet nose with blackcurrant and dark malts.
mahkus (107) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Sainsburys. Not much head. Ver dark black beer. Malt and chocolate aroma. Smooth texture and good lasting aftertaste.
ManVsBeer (8492) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Tesco, Brighouse. Black with next to no head. It’s thinner than expected stout with a slightly soapiness to its roasted malt taste, but this is more of the barley influence than anything else. Fairly easy drinking for its style.
mabuzzer (560) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - FEB 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle at home. Pours deep brown, almost black, with a thick beige head. Good lacing. Chocolate, toast aroma, taste is chocolate, coffee, Ash and a little spice. Dry, bitter aftertaste and creamy mouthfeel