tombyars (1486) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JUL 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted this at the GRAF, in The Briggait, Glasgow on the 27th June 2014. Cask, gravity dispense. Pours a dull black with a thin creamy buff head. Smooth mocha coffee aroma with a thin, sweet prickle of orange zest, long in intensity. Thin creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Dark malt complex gives a good range of flavours with smooth chocolate malt to the fore. Strong notes of mocha coffee, liquorice, chocolate truffle and sweet orange in the mix. Distinct note of coriander with the earthy hop resins, giving a unique herbal flavour to the aftertaste which is poles apart from the malt component. Finish is smooth and very malty with Terry’s chocolate orange and a hint of roast grain coming through in the palate. An excellent stout with a wealth of flavours and well recommended.
ElDesmadre (2279) - Mikołów, POLAND - JUN 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The problem I have with many Wiliams Bros beers is that they typically have an awesome aroma and a watery, bland taste that fails to deliver. This one is no exception. Moccha flavours of a stout are well merged with a coriander, citrus and tea mix that is often found in witbiers. All is held together by a soft note of vanilla bread. Really intriguing. But how comes the taste is so watery and the flavour devoid of any depth? It comes across like a dry though milky smooth stout with some additional witbier characteristics. Suitable for fast drinking but the aroma promised much more. Either way, it’s an interesting session beer.
gegwilson (2103) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Kate P. Thanks! Pours black with a good creamy head. This is pretty good stuff. It has a nice creamy mouthfeel. The flavours are all roast malts as you would expect, there’s chocolate mostly, plus a little burnt toast and coffee. There’s some spiciness too. A solid stout.
Burgers (334) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a medium beige head. Roasted malt aroma. No sign of orange zest, faint trace of fusty coriander seed. Taste is medium sweet, bitter and mild sour. Mouthfeel fairly light. Not bad, could have been very good with a few alterations. Tastes like a heavier beer.
doradobotella (161) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Apariencia: Color negro con una capa de espuma cremosa, abundante y duradera.
Aroma: Complejo donde predominan el café, el chocolate y las maltas tostadas.
Sabor: A cacao, un ligero toque a naranja con un agradable y lupulado amargor final.
peponi (783) - Krakow, POLAND - JUN 8, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: roasted malts.
Appearance: dark claret color, nice beige head.
Taste: medium bitterness (roasted malts, herbs), dark malts, quite dry and watery, lack of coriander and orange zesty.
Palate: low body and medium carbonation, roasted finish.
Overall: Normal stout without fireworks.
Cybion (98) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy dark ruby with half a finger of initially fairly soapy but then later creamy and pillowy light tan head, which retains well. Lacing is think Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, spices, a slightly herbal hop note and a little bit of fruitiness that is hard to pinpoint. Roasted malts provide a fair amount of bittnerness in the taste which goes well with the ever prominent dark chocolate, although the fruity note from the aroma is absent. The spicy note is however more pronounced, but overall the taste is a bit too watery. Body is thin and carbonation is soft, but the texture is smooth enough to make for pleasant drinking, helped by a good alcohol warmth on the finish. If it were little bit less watery this would be a fantastic brew, but it’s still pleasant enough as it is.
SilverfoX (706) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
chocolate and coriander aromas from a think black body thin creamy head, medium sweetness an intense dark chocolate bitterness with that coriander coming through in the aftertaste, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish. this was really rather good though it is very rich tasting!
ogniskowicz (436) - POLAND - APR 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nieprzenikniona czerń z kremową, jasnobeżową, dość szybko zanikajacą pianką. Lekki zapach na granicy kawy i czekolady. W smaku - najpierw lekka kawowość i mleczna czekolada, z kwaskowatą, owocową goryczką. Bardzo pijalne.
dj (536) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 500ml. Black colour with a medium brown head. A roasted malt aroma with some wet dog notes. Flavour of roasted malt with coffee, treacle and a little chocolate. A little citrus in the finish with a bit of a funky kick (probably the coriander). Watery on the palate. Sounds like a cross between a stout and a Belgian wit; doesn’t really work for me.