harrisoni (19171) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2005
Cask at County Hotel JDW Ashford. Black with dark beige head. Tarry aroma with some chocolate and coffee. OK in mouth, with tarry/coffee/chocolate and grainy finish. Got better as the pint went down haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2005
Handpulled at Babington (JDW) Derby. Very black, slight sweet aroma followed through with a sweet flavour, smooth stuff served rather cold but strangely refreshing after severala blonds on a warm day imdownthepub (15132) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2005
Cask Conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Black with ruby hint and tan head. Looks like a stout, but who would serve a stout freezing cold? what sons of B’s would make me wait before it was drinkable, well ok those idiots at Guiness think its a good idea, but an actual proper, well crafted stout should be treated better. Finally, I found it a little watery, the coffee, dark roast didn’t come through until near the end. Passable and I hope to try it agai, but fairly average. Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2005
Cask-conditioned @ Guide Dog, Soton (01/07/05)/. Balanced stout with fruity acidity and pleasing roast undertones. chriso (7586) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2005
A stonking good stout. Chocolate is the key component. Dark, bitter chocolate. I didn’t realise it was an oatmeal stout and I can’t say I detected any significant sweetness that normally comes from the oatmeal. Holds the attention throughout. Full flavoured and forceful, with a lasting, slightly sharp finish.. Cask (gravity dispense), Catford Beer Festival 2005.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 21, 2005
[email protected]DanielBrown (4528) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2005
Magpie&Crown, Brentford, London. This was more of a mild in my opinion. Softly roasted with some light caramel, and soft acidity, which lurks in the background, the body was a touch watery. Light, but quite pleasant.
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham. Now then, here’s a beer I almost sampled once before - well I drank something labelled as this beer, only to get home and realise it sounded nothing like the one every other Rater described... Better late than never, and this is actually a Stout worth waiting for, from a brewery who have yet to disappoint me in any way. Good crispy, peppery roast here - with a smooth, asky quality. I sometimes struggle to adequately describe the subtle differences between Stouts, but this is a good un. DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2005
Cask Conditioned & on Hand pump at The babingtonin Derby on the 22nd Jan 2005.
Very dark, ruby red / brown colour.
A rich matly falvour, very tasty & refreshing. One of the finest beers of the day :) leaparsons (10700) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2004
Black with a lacy head. Aromas are plain chocolate and licourice with roast malts and oats. Flavours are roasted malts with lactose and oats. Earthy and dry on the finish. Decent. johndoughty (5521) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2004
Dark but not totally black like some stouts.Slight smokey tang that gently lingers. Another decent beer from Beartown.