imdownthepub (17598) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2019
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2019 Draught at The Head of Steam, Birmingham. Black with tan head. There are fuller, roasty, dark malts to this giving a bitter chocolate character initially. I had to search for the cherry flavours but they were there, quite unripe and sharp. Big and quite smooth, lasting on the palate. Good beer. jjsint (4489) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2019
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2019 Keg at Head of Steam, Birmingham. Dark burgundy brown, almost black. A small layer of reddish-tan head. Chocolate covered cherries in the aroma, with some molasses sugar and some burnt malt. The malt drags the taste to the heavy, chalky, bitter side, making the completion a bit of a chore rather than a joy. Sure it's a strong stout but my last beer was an 11% Omnipollo impy, so if I'm finding this slightly stodgy it isn't solely my issue. Nonethess, I enjoyed it, and savoured the plummy atringency in the aftertaste. jmgreenuk (12823) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 26, 2019
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2019 Can from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham and shared in Bangkok. Poured a clear dark brown colour with a thin broken light tan head. The aroma is roasty malt, light smoke, liqouirce, charcoal. The flavour is liquorice bitter with a roasty, caramel, tart cherry palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation. deanso (11703) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - JAN 26, 2019
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2019 50cl can shared at the Fat Cow.
Thin creamy beige head. Clear black pour. Some cherries. Quite smooth Towey1989 (4672) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2019
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2019 Can from The Hop Inn, Newcastle-Under-Lyme. Pours a deep brown colour with a thin mocha head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, slight cherry, a little coffee and subtle liquorice. Taste of roasted malts, coffee, cocoa, slight liquorice, cherry and subtle smoke. Medium bodied and an oily texture. A dryish, slightly sour, cherry chocolate bitterness in the finish. The sour cherry is there but it’s not strong. A roasty stout with rich cocoa flavours and a little spice. It’s good but just a little thin at the end.
harrisoni (21835) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2019
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2019 On tap at The Fuggles Beer Cafe Tunbridge Wells. Black beer lasting tan head. Dry dark chocolate stout. Some sour cherry fruit. Certainly dry. A little alcohol kick. Not as smooth as some. Cocoa and dark cherry. Interesting. If a touch boozy . Decent planky84 (4564) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2019
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2019 Keg at the Star and Garter, Bromley. Black pour with a beige head. Nose of black cherries, dark roast coffee, chocolate cake, raisin. Flavours of chocolate, dark fruit, lots more black cherries, light smoke. Very good. RichTheVillan (9859) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2018 Can from Cotteridge Wines; dark opaque brown pour with a creamy deep tan head, aroma has roast and dark cherry, taste has rich roast, smooth mouthfeel, pleasant dark fruits.
Fin (12274) - Attenkirchen, Bavaria, GERMANY - DEC 22, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2018 On tap at Deya Taproom, Cheltenham Friday 21st December 2018. Pours pretty much black with a slim beige filmy head. Cherry skins and cherry juice, soft in the mouth, tangy, but backed up by a lovely stout base beer. Lovely interplay by light roastiness and cherries. Deya seem to be able to turn their hand to any style effortlessly. Great beer. A8 A4 T8 P4 Ov16 16 4.0 MrTipple (10749) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2018 14Dec2018 Intense dark toasted malts, cacao, dark chocolate, some earhyness. Hazy, very dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Light bitter. More dark malts, dark cherries, toasted bread, burnt chocolate cake, soft to medium carbonation, medium bodied. Alright, nice palate, lacks complexity. Keg at The Hop Locker, Waterloo.