jonas (7993) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 4, 2017
Backlog rating from RBESG 2008, grand tasting: Coffee aroma, black cream head. Light body. A bit sugar. Chocolate aftertaste. BeardedAvenger (1035) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2017
Bottle from Co-op, Chobham. Creamy coffee aroma, if not overly strong. Dark and glossy. Thick beige head, in fact it was a real gusher when the bottle was first opened. Initial medium-heavy bitterness, which carries on through into the finish. Super tart berries and liquorice. However the promised coffee and chocolate are there in the undertow. Light-medium bodied. Some slickness to it but somewhat thine After the initial splurge of froth the carbonation is somewhat subdued. Astringent finish. A good stout, but not better than that. Could do with more body to it. john44 (3331) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2017
Cask and Bottle. Pitch black in colour. Very malty (roasted malts, liquorice, lots of dark chocolate and espresso coffee). Hops noticeable and some fruit (berries?). Full-flavoured. Rich, smooth, silky with nice mouthfeel. Dry bitter roasty finish. Very nice stout! (2008)
MartinT (10037) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
My Bottom Line:mighty_meadow (308) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2016
Raisins and roasted malts with burnt edges build bitterness, accented by green hops.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the blackness.
-Mouthfeel is smooth and well-rounded, as is the case with 90% of all British real ales, it seems.
-Sweetness is present but never exaggerated.
-This brew has plenty of personality.
On cask at The John Logie Baird, Hastings.
Pint in Auld Brig, Irvine. Into pub looking for a light beer but really couldn’t turn my nose up at this. A solid, traditional stout with all the qualities of a bygone time. My dad would have loved this.
dynamiteninja (1875) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2016 Cask at Penderels Oak. Jet black body. Tan head. Smoke meat roasted malt fruit. Smoky bittersweet taste. Gloopy. Full bodied. Dry finish. mr_h (5843) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 6, 2016
Cask, 1/2 pint, hand-pulled, Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow (16 Apr 2016), roast malt aroma, opaque near black with a bubbly tan head and no lacing, coffee, roast malty, faint hint of smoke, oily, smooth. theprof (1144) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2016
Cask. Pours mahogany black with ruby tints and a tan cream top. Aroma roasted malts. Some vanilla marshmallow and coffee in the flavour. Very smooth and creamy as a stout should be. redders1974 (1578) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2016
Great stouto simply done black with nice thin tan head that lasts great roasts some bitter chocolate dry finish bhensonb (15621) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Pours black iwth a tan head. Milk chocolate aroma. Med body or nearly. Flavor is chocolate, light burnt malt. Smooth, tasty finish.