sm89walt (2013) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask - The Glass House (JDW), Norwich. Poured a near opaque brown with a dense, thick & creamy lasting, lacing beige to light tan head. Good coffee, dark fruits, tobacco & roasted malt aromas. Dry & bitter chocolate, roasted malt, coffee flavours with some tangy dark fruits beneath a light toffee & vanilla sweet overtone. Light to medium body, subtly carbonated with a lingering dry malt bitter finish.
Theydon_Bois (18260) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham Green - 19/05/12.
Fairly solid black with a tan head.
Roasted malts on the nose with chocolate as a back drop, pinch of coffee bringing up the rear.
Roasted flavour but also sweetish with chocolate. Well balanced.
Medium body, decent job.
culchiem (3750) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask in Ship & Mitre Liverpool. Black with a thin tan head. Aroma is sweet burnt malt. Flavour is dry roast with a very dry finish
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A - roasted coffee and chocolate
A - dark with thick head
T - light sweet with roasted bitter
P - full
O - incomplete
stravale (2934) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2012 2nd rate - Cask @ JDW Inverness
Black, ruby edges, bubbly tan head, bit of lacing
Aroma - roast malts, dark malts, soft aroma 7 -> 6
Taste - bitter roasted malts, dark quite sweet caramel malts, touch of dark fruits, soft dark roast coffee, good 6 -> 7
Palate - soft carb, thinnish body, bittersweet palate - little oily but bit watery texture. Finish - quite bitter roast, coffee, fairly long lingering finish
Overall - thinnier body than normal for a stout - but this beer had a good flavour 12 -> 14 3.1 -> 3.3
Cask @ Bow Bar, Edinburgh. 021011 7/3/6/3/12
Black, thin ruby edges, thin dark tan head, good lacing.
Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate.
Taste of roasted malts...espresso...burnt notes....a bit harsh.
Palate - Dry...roasted malts...burnt crust...body a bit thin...soft carb....finish has lingering burnt bitterness.
It’s OK - bit thin and over dry for me.
anders37 (24777) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ the Harp, Covent Garden WC2. Pours a nearly black color with ruby hints and a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocoalte and caramel aroma. Roasted malty caramel flavor with sweetish chocolate hints. Has a roasted malty caramel and chocoalte finish.
ekstedt (6609) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at GBBF 2011. Black, tiny beige head. Soft roasted coffee and chocolate aromas, some red berries and well. Well balanced.
planky84 (2986) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at GBBF, 2011. Black pour with a light tan head. Butterscotch, coffee, chocolate and a little smoke aroma. Caramel, toffee and coffee flavour. Dry finish.
joergen (26845) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF 2011.
Black coloured with a small off-white head.
Roasted aroma of caramel with notes of dried fruits.
Roasted flavour of grass and hops with notes of peat.
Dry roasted finish.
rlgk (18837) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBG 2011. Black beer, bubbly brown head. Roasted malt aroma. Roasted flavor, tar and soot notes, chocolate, some fruits.