puboflyons (3402) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 27, 2012
From the 500 ml. bottle with a Best By date of Nov 12. The pour is dark brown to rich black with a tremendous foamy head that eventually lets go and simmers down. The aroma is subtle with dark roasted malts and oats. The body is pretty good. The taste is mellow and malty at the start and ends with a pleasing bitter hop character. reebtogi (6240) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 29, 2012
500ml bottle pours black in color with some red highlights when held to a light source and has a finger of light brown head that retains very well and leaves some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is dark roasted malts and hints of chocolate and coffee. Taste is roasted malty bitterness with some chocolate malty sweetness and a moderate hoppy bitter finish. A little thin on the body for this style, but still a good tasty brew. giacoluca (17) - ITALY - JAN 27, 2012
black, medium bitterness, lightly sour, light sweetness, light body, thin feel, soft carbonation, bitter, flying_pig (1555) - SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2011
Bottle (500ml):stravale (3055) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUL 17, 2011
Dark, roasted malts and lighter coffee notes along with some dark chocolate to begin with. There is some grain and barely too.
Dark, mahogany brown with a thin & bubbly, half-centimetre head that is light brown & stays throughout.
Dark malts, some milky coffee and a little roasted barely account for most of the taste here but not in a manner that I enjoyed. The finish was a bitter hops one.
Quite thin in body with a lot more carbonation than I would have preferred, it almost feels like I’m drinking a cola.
Really disappointing to me, I didn’t find it particularly well balanced or flavourful with too much fizz, I can’t see what all the fuss is about here. Not a fan.
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Bottle from Gordon and MacPhail, Elgin.
Appearance - very dark brown with ruby edges, 1 finger off white head.
Aroma - roast malt, milk chocolate, hint of coffee.
Taste - sweet malt, roast malt, some bitter hop, hint of coffee and chocolate, bit disappointing after inital aroma.
Palate - watery for stout, quite thin mouthfeel, dull finish slight roast and hop bitterness.
Overall - Quite a nice beer, but as a stout rather bland and watery, not much silkiness from the oats, flavours a bit too subdued.
An above-average beer, but as a stout below average.
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 25, 2011
[500ml bottle, Peckhams Stockbridge, Edinburgh] Dark blackish brown pour with reddish hints. Aromas of chocolate malt and roasted, toasty notes. There is some oat on the taste, along with the dark malts. Coffee bitterness that leads into the finish, which is dry and bitter, although a touch watery  anders37 (26227) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor with some hints of caramel Has a roasted malty chocolate finish. Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Fairly bland. Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights and a small head. Not a bad aroma and flavor but all areas are subdued. dynamiteninja (1853) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2010
Bottle. Thick tan head, black body. Chocolate, coffee, blackberries. Low bitterness, some sweetness. Silky smooth, well-carbonated, with a dry finish. SHIG (4956) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAY 20, 2010
Bottle: Poured a black color with a tan head. Aroma is oat and cereal. Taste was flat, very watery, roasted malt, and oat.