Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Cask at the Rake, 22nd Dec 09. Pure black with a small bubbly tan head. Fresh American green hop aroma - lychee and flowers. Great grapefruit hit on the tongue and then balancing caramel. Quite light palate and definitely drinkable for the strength. Decent stuff. cgarvieuk (24462) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 22, 2009
cask at the bow .... stillage ... deep black ...pine hops and roast malt nose ... big solid roast ... little charcoal ... loads of coffee ... little bitter ... big hop linger ... yeah loads of pine hops ... so pleased to see a UK strength stout from the dog ... shame its a 1 off DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2009
Cask in The Rake. Alround rating: Big roasty malt character, fairly burnt infact, however theres a bit of chocolate sweetness, the hops are clearly american and the british tickers didnt know what to think of a citrusy hopped stout, quite a bit of banter educating them infact! harrisoni (18578) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2009
Cask at The Rake, Borough. Massive thanks to Glyn for this. I was just wondering away, when Glyn came and grabbed me and said that I had to have this. Bit of ash on a very decent stout. Fullish malts in mouth, some good roast, but the ash on the end is a little too dominant for me. Bitter roast finish lasted with me all the way to the train station which is quite impressive. maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2009
Cask conditioned handpump The Rake London. A black stout with a slight beige head. An excellent stout with lovely hoppy notes from the US stuff but with a really good roastiness as well. The hops are bitter with grapefruit shining through. Very nouveau but superbly balanced and delightfully drinkable. Super stuff that should be brewed permanently as there is a gap in the BrewDog range this would ideally fill.