Fukito (682) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ 3 Legged Mare, november 07. Rasiny, caramel aroma with some roasty notes. Deep black color with a medium creamy beige head. Roasty, chocolate flavor with some english hops at the end. Medium palate with creamy feeling and a rewarding dryness at the end. Nice, accomplishing dry stout.
reakt (948) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Nottingham BF. Dark brown with an off white head. Sweet roasted malt and coffee in the nose. Taste is much the same with some soapy hop notes. Slightly thin but still a decent stout.
DonMagi (5598) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask in blackfriers. Pours excellent black with mocha head that laces the glass well. Aroma is chocolate malts with small hints at citrus hops and a slight chalky sweetness. Taste is again choclate but thin enough to not dominate the mouth, quite bitter from the hops in the finish. Alround very sessionable and enjoyable beer.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate. Gravicask at Nottingham Beer Festival.
Black brown colour with a thin tan head. Sweet dark malt aroma with coffee and fruit. Proper English stout flavour with lovely sweet malt, tart rubbery notes and some light hops. Palate is a little on the thin side but it is so lovely and clean for the style it gets a 4. A jolly good stout.
DJMonarch (9153) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 18/09/2004
Black slightly rich on the palate with a fruit aroma. Slightly dry lasting finish.
2. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich 27/10/2004
Dark coloured slightly rich on the palate with a fruit aroma. Bitter lasting roast malt finish.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cask conditioned @ JDW, Soton. Traditional roasty stout flavours up front followed by a confusing citric hop bite which althogh nice enough just does not go. A faintly unpleasant yeast in the background tops off the confused mess.
DanielBrown (3220) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hand pulled at the Figure of Eight (JDW), Birmingham. Straight down the line Dry Stout, which is uncompromising and refreshing. Definitely meaty, with a peppery, sausage feel and flavour. Ash dry on the scratchy finish. Nice and supped all too swiftly.
imdownthepub (8547) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Conditioned at a JDW. Black with brownish tinge and tan head. Very good condition with a dry roasted body, not fully flavoured which is a benefit in this case because it allows the flavours that are there to develop. Dry bitter finish, a very nice stout.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Conditioned, at Hamilton Hall, Liverpool Street, London.
Dark, dark brown but translucent at the edges. Has a fine bone head. Subtle dry roasted malt aroma that then kicks into full blown flavour. Dry espresso, clean and full. Rich and think on the palate.
SilkTork (4919) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, WALES - OCT 21, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2003 Gravity Fresh @ The Mogul, Dover. This is a delightful stout, served in perfect condition. The body is toward the light end of medium giving it the feel of a mild - refreshing and easy to drink. But the flavour is full bodied - dark, dry and with a good quality roasty chocolate tang. Very satisfying. [3.7]
And again... Cask fresh @ Wetherspoon's, Forest Hill, London. Oh, what a beauty! Smooth, dark, dripping with chocolate, roasting with coffee, slightly oily, slightly rough; refreshing yet satisfying. A gobstopping, gobsmacking, gobble it down with pleasure, pure-bred winner.