john44 (2646) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 (9617) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
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.
mighty_meadow (308) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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 (1845) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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 (5141) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 (697) - Nottingham, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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 (1150) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great stouto simply done black with nice thin tan head that lasts great roasts some bitter chocolate dry finish
bhensonb (14606) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black iwth a tan head. Milk chocolate aroma. Med body or nearly. Flavor is chocolate, light burnt malt. Smooth, tasty finish.
evergreen0199 (3190) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Ealing Beer Festival 2015, Ealing, London. A black coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, chocolate, slightly hoppy and bitter.
mjs (6824) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Cask at Gallows Bird Magna Carta Real Ale Festival 2015) The beer poured black. Its head was small and lightly brown. Aroma had creamy coffee and burnt malts. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were burnt malts, dark chocolate, creamy coffee, ash and bitterness. Aftertaste was burnt and bittter. A nice stout.