fonefan (52351) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2013
oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle 500ml. @ ChrisO Snow Tasting.
Clear dark brown colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, balck currant. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, black currant, dark malt, mild licorice, sharp. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
Bottled (from Ales By Mail). More or less pitch black colour, small brown head. Aroma is mild liquorice, some berries, slight not too roasted coffeeish notes. Flavour is liquorice, mild blackcurrant (and slightly other berries as well) along with some toffee, mild roasted malts and some slight chocolaty notes. Quite solid, but a bit thin palate. madmitch76 (26413) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
9th February 2013cgarvieuk (26365) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2012
Opaque black beer with a purple tint! Good pale tan head. Palate is light and dry. Dry dark malt. A little smoke, Trace of blackcurrant and as much apple, if not more! Mild minerals. Semi dry finish. A well executed blackcurrant and licorice stout would be a beer I would love to try. This ain’t it! Apologetic flavours.
bottle at home as part of the 12 stouts of Christmas 2012 ... deep black ... bubbly tan head ... soft roast ... chocolate ... dark malts ... light licorice malt ... over fizzy again ... dark malts ... soft fruits ... light blackcurrant ... barest hint of salt ... and soft licorice. Leighton (22814) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle at Bruce’s, London - big thanks to Jack! Effing stouts! Pours dark brown with a thick, creamy beige head. Nose holds burnt malts, dark bread. Light to medium sweet flavor, decent roast, burnt toast, perhaps some lightly tangy dark fruits. Light to medium bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Burnt roasty malts to finish, dirt, low bitterness, some burnt raisins. So so overall.
Theydon_Bois (21480) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2013
Bottle at home, BBF online 12SOC, 18/01/13.
Very dark mahogony brown with a thin tan head that clears to the edge and leaves a swirl of filmage.
Nose is roast malts, dark fruits, liqourice, berry fruit - not necessarily picking blackcurrants out here, sugars.
Taste comprises blackcurrant, roast malt, liqourice - doing what it says on the tin!
Medium bodied, carbonation was a little over sprtized initially but I supped this over time and it flattened out so upped from a 3 to 4, dry finish.
Decent enough stout. FatPhil (17334) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 18, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2013Scopey (16266) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
500ml bottle ([email protected]
Blackcurrant aroma. Dull palate. OK roast. A bit sticky and stodgy. These guys do good *beers*, why do they keep spoiling them by adding non-beer stuff?
500ml bottle - shared by VastActiv - thanks! (7:4:6:4:13=3.4)
Very nice roast aroma, touch of coffee from the roast, a touch of berries. Watery palate. Dullish. But a pleasant stout nonetheless.
Bottle at ChrisO Snow tasting. It pours near black with a small light tan head. The nose is roasted malt, earth, liquorice and faint berry. The taste is earth, roasted malt, metal, mild liquorice, earth, dark fruit and fruit cake with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate-high carbonation. Good flavour and well balanced. Stuu666 (15248) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours black, light fruitiness, liquorice, smooth roasted tart finish. mR_fr0g (14024) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle at home from the 2012 12 stouts of christmas. Pitch black with a light borwn head that stays around and a bit of lacing. Aromas are earthy chalky coffee, but are subdued .Flavour is bitter coffer.Tart black current in the finish. I do not get a lot od liquorice. Pickley carbonation