downender (8275) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask-conditioned and enjoyed while listening to the heavy metal at the Gryphon, Bristol 15/06/2011. Jet black in colour with a decent tan head. Contrasting aroma of dark chocolate, charcoal, lime and orange blossoms. Flavour began with stout attributes of more plain chocolate and black coffee before hoppy notes of citrus, pine and grapefruit, with some roastiness in the finish. Full bodied and excellent.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask conditioned gravity dispense Northants Beer Festival 2011. A very very black beer with a sumptuous beige head. I worked the As and Bs all the time I was at the festival and this beer just looked magnificent every time I served it. A really good hoppy stout which is what Arbor described it as on Twitter. Fruity dark licorice notes. Great roast and licorice in the mouth. Very bitter and very good. My second best beer of the fest.