The_Osprey (7985) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2016
August 2016 - Cask at GBBF 2016 as ’Big Lamp Summerhill Stout’. Opaque black, still, foamy brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, fumes, molasses, dark sugars, dates. Body is smooth with low carbonation. Taste is molasses, sugary, chocolate. Alright. (3.3) Theydon_Bois (19506) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2016
Cask at GBBF ’16, day one, 09/08/16.
Light black with a decent tan cap.
Nose is rich roast, dark fruits, toffee, chocolate.
Taste comprises cocoa powder, dark fruit esters, light spice, biscuit, fruit loaf.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close.
Ok stout if a little thin overall. sound67 (731) - Offenbach, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2016
[GBBF 2016, Olympia] - Big Lamp Summerhill Stout, 4.4%. Schuckeschwarz. Leicht süßliches Aroma nach Schokolade und Michkaffee. Leicht milchig, leichter Körper. Antrunk mit dunkler Scholoade, Lakritze und milden Röstmalzen. Florale Noten midchrn sich dazu. Mitte bleibt unverändert milde, Noten wie zu Anfang nur schwächer. Abgang v.a. Lakritze, Röstmalze sehr schwach. Vanilliger, milde nussiger Nachhall. Sehr leichtes Stout. GuideDogSaint (1489) - Xiamen, CHINA - AUG 10, 2016
Cask at the Volunteers Arms, GBBF. Pours dark brown black with a thin off white head. Aroma of chocolate and cocoa. Dryish finish. Scopey (14730) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2016
Cask at GBBF 2016. It pours darkest brown, near black with a small tan head. The aroma is quite meaty, smoked notes, roasted malt, earthy, ash, liquorice and dark chocolate. The taste is quite light, bitter, earthy, roasted malts, wood, liquorice, umami, leather and peppery spice. Medium body and soft carbonation. A simple, easy-going dark session ale.
mR_fr0g (12110) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2016
Cask at GBBF 2016 09/08/2016. A dark black brown coloured pour with no head. Aroma is blackened meat , soy, dried fruits, apple. Flavour is composed of semi sweet nutty black malts, stale grains, dried fruits, Tangy. Palate is semi sweet stale malts, watery. Meh. imdownthepub (14553) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2015
Cask conditioned at The White Horse, Banbury, Oxon. Dark chestnut with cream head. There is a pleasant dark roasted malt character to this from the beginning, chocolate flavours with a light toffee note. Full on the palate and quite rich. Very pleasant. Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2015
Cask at The Bishop’s Mill, Durham (JDW), £1.99/pint.
Not usually my type of beer but I found this one easy to drink with enough subtlety to the chocolate/malt character to keep it interesting. Martin243 (1156) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2013
Pint at the Wheatsheaf, Gateshead. Near black with a tan skim. Dark chocolate and farmyard aroma. Coffee, burnt toast and liquorice flavours. Thin palate for the style. Acceptable, but there are better stouts out there Aniela (4216) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2013
Cask at Market Porter, London. Dark brown, almost black beer with a small beige head. Tar, ashes, dark chocolate and coffee aroma. Similar flavour, the coffeeflavour is not nice (bitter coffee) :-(