CH-303 (2202) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - MAR 29, 2017
Appearance: Dark brown, red hue. Some light tan head.john44 (3078) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2017
Aroma: Dark malt, roasted.
Taste: Dark malt, roasted, light coffee/chocolate. Slight bitterness.
Bought: Beers of Europe, 500 ml, £3.59
Info: 23/3-2017, BB: 31/10-2017
Gravity Cask Third of a Pint at GBBF 2011 (Day 1), Earl’s Court, London Aug 2011 -
as "Spectrum Old Stoatwobbler" - Very Dark Brown, almost Black, in colour. Very Malty; roasty malts, coffee, liquorice, caramel, hints of smoke. Fruity; dark fruits, raisins. Very drinkable. Relatively sweet for a dry stout. (2011-08-02)
Mr_Pink_152 (4887) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Deep Ruby black colour with a thin tan head. Roasted malt and fruity aroma. Taste dry and roasted, a touch of smoke. Stuu666 (13123) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2015
Bottle at ash’s. Pours black, nose is smoked sausage, toffee, roasted malts, taste is sweet chocolate, toffee, thin. AshtonMcCobb (6514) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2015
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl.
Appearance - deep black with a decent thin head.
Nose - charcoal and liquorice. Toffee. Smoke.
Taste - toffee, liquorice and Crunchie Bar.
Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy yet tangy texture and a long dry finish.
Overall - nice.
allmyvinyl (10508) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2015
Bottle at Ashton McCobb’s. Pours opaque brown with a thin beige head. Aromas of liquorice, smoked sausage, charcoal. Taste is bitter roast. Thin finish, cocoa powder.
SilverfoX (871) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2014
Last wee tasting of the summer
chocolate and coffee aromas from a pitch black body with a white head. Thick chocolate goodness! some licorice in the finish! excellent! StueyD (1582) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
A dark brown to black coloured beer with a thickish mocha coloured head. A rich roasted malt aroma, dark chocolate and nutty, then vinous dark fruits. Full mouthfeel. A bittersweet malt taste, the nutty and chocolate elements come through, which is followed by a slightly sour, vinous dark fruit flavour, that lasts into the finish.
Bottle purchased from the Dobbies garden centre, Hardwick Retail Park, King’s Lynn, Norfolk. tombyars (1686) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2012
Tasted this at the Paisley Beer Festival in May 2008. Cask, gravity dispense. Mahogany black in colour with a thin buff tan head. Superb aroma of sticky sweet banoffee pie, which is long in thick intensity. Seductive, creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Dark malt complex gives a huge malty whack of Belgian chocolate, rum soaked raisins, which then give way to soft caramel and overipe bananas. Very little in the way of hop resins detected but sherry soaked black cherries are present in the alcoholic aftertaste. Finish is a battle royal between fruit and caramel with vinous malt booming in the mouth. A fantastic Dry Stout and this was beer of the festival for me. Worth making the effort seeking this out in cask , highly recommended. Leighton (21089) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011, Day 2. Pours dark brown with a big, light tan head. Dark malts galore in the aroma, some mild tang, light dark fruits. Sweet flavor - really good! Brown sugar, toffee and caramel, moderate roast. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet finish, good balance, mild dry roast malts, dark fruit, mild toffee. Very drinkable and good.