SarkyNorthener (4614) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2014
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island, sheffield. Black beer with small residual head. Aroma of roasted malts and ash. Taste is roasted malts and a little chocolate. Ok beer.
Cask at Kelham Island; pitch black pour with a thin light tan head, dark fruit and chocolate aroma, taste had roast malt, coffee, liquorice, quit thin for an impy. s_hartshorne (2784) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2015 Re rate previously 3.4. Cask time piece dewsbury. Black good thick beige head. Aroma is coffee fruits. Taste is same some choc smoke good roasted dark malts long bitter finish. Nice smooth body. Yes don’t know what I was thinking before although I do remember it was a long session!! weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2014
Cask at the NWAF 2012, Manchester. Almost black, thinish pale tan head. Aroma is quite sweet, licorice, some fruit. Flavour is decent, just didn’t wow me over all. It was up against some stiff competition from a heavy stout binge at the time. gegwilson (3702) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2014
Bottle from the beer and wine shop in York. Pours black with a tan head. A nice, quite rich stout. Some good coffee and roasty notes. A bitter finish that is quite hoppy for the style. Good but not spectacular.
ManVsBeer (10452) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2014
Cask @ Trades Club, Hebden Bridge. Very dark with a thick creamy off--white head. It’s crisp with light coffee notes in both aroma and taste. evergreen0199 (3369) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2014
Cask at London Drinker festival 2014, Kings Cross, London. A black coloured pour with a thin off white head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, chocolate, dark fruit in there too. MrTipple (4966) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2014
Aroma: toasted and roasted malts, hints of salty smoke. Appearance: dark brown, clear, no head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: smoky flavours, roasted malts, maybe some black coffee, bitters getting medium intense, long-finish. Overall: decent, palate could do with more complexity. Pint at the London Drinker Beer & Cider Festival. Monkeyharris (11) - - JAN 28, 2014
Bottle from Rythm & Booze, Mapplewell, Barnsley.
Black with a dark red speckle of light showing through.Light tan head that sticks around. Quite thin and fizzy.
The nose is coffee, biscuits, dark malts, blackberries and dark fruits, vanilla, oak. Taste is surprisingly sweet at the start finishing bitter with a rum spirit aftertaste. Vanilla is noticeable along with smoke, charcoal and roasted malt. Coffee and dark fruits are lost.
Reminds me of Innis & Gunn Rum Cask, just a darker "stouty" version.
On my doorstep this is a good reliable stout, however there are others that are better and are as accessible and readily available. kwik-lime (1926) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2013
Decent balance, some smoke, toffee, coffee and chocolate. Smooth mouthful, drinkable, though hardly complex or strong enough to really earn the imperial moniker.