Stuu666 (14094) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours deep brown, aroma and taste of roasted chocolate, blackcurrant, quite fruity. Theydon_Bois (20143) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle at Rilesters, cheers Steve, 08/07/13.
Dark mahogony brown with a good sized light tan head that retains well.
Nose is light roasted malt, tarte berry fruits, soap.
Taste comprises soured blackurrants and berry fruits, light roast malt, touch of chocolate.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry finish.
Ok fruity kind of a stout. madmitch76 (25101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
10th June 2012DanielBrown (4527) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
Deep red - amber beer. Short lived pale tan head. Smooth but pretty dry palate. Roasty dark malt and sweet blackcurrant. Sounds great but it’s not! The sweetness is very artificial tasting and clashes horribly with the roast malt. Completing the disaster is a very dry finish and a horrible saccharine aftertaste. Smoke and coffee as well. Grim!
Hand pulled at the Craven Arms, Birmingham. Great pub - proper homely, friendly and warm. This beer wasn’t quite so good as the pub: drinkable, in offensive - yes, but rather thin, a bit too sweet and lacking in Stout qualities (i.e. no roast, no body). As my colleage Chris pointed out, this was more like a sweet Mild. SarkyNorthener (4709) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2013
leaparsons (10655) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
, wolverhampton. Brown beer with medium creamy head and good lacing. Aroma is blackcurrent cordial aroma. Taste is chocolate,mildly roasted malts and sweet blackcurrents. Medium bodied. A nice stout.
Bottle. Dark brown with an off white head. Aromas are chocolate, molasses and blackberry with earthy and medicinal notes. Flavours are sweet and fruity with berries and chocolate malts. Herbal with soft spices. A nice fruity, winter brew. OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2012
Shared bottle @Papsoe’s. Pours a dark amber with red hue. Low beige top. Subtle berry aroma. Some toasted malts in the back. Random berry fruity flavor. Hard to pin-point the black currants. Light roast, some dark caramel and a vague bitterness underneath. Less than medium full. Weak berry fruity finish. [14.07.12] Fin (10699) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2012
Bottle, picked up from ’Jacks’ Westholme Stores, Goring-on-Thames, Oxon consumed at home Thursday 18.10.11 Pours dark brown with reddy glint, really nutty taste, fruity but more nutty. The head is large light beige. Slight tinniness, quite good. A6 A3 T6 P3 Ov12 3.0 imdownthepub (14961) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2012
Bottle conditioned at Standing Room Only, Cheddar Gorge, Somerset. Dark tawny with tan head. Initially quite a heavy fruitiness to this with a harsh aspartame, sweetener type flavour. This eased off after a while, the fruitiness became a little more natural and the body developed a liquorice character. It remained sweet but more drinkable. Reasonable. Steasy66 (1158) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Taste at Papsoe’s
Brown, doesnt look like a stout. Licorice nose. Sweet and scottish ale like flavor, bit of licorice, not much currant. Decent consistency.