dynamiteninja (1969) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2012
Cask. The Postern Gate (JDW), York. Medium tan head with good retention. Reddish dark brown body, almost black. Roastiness, caramel, toffee, red fruit, hints of chocolate, some spice. Bitter, with just a hint of sweetness. Dry finish. Soft mouthfeel and creamy. sm89walt (2096) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2012
Cask - The Glass House (JDW), Norwich. Poured a near opaque brown with a dense, thick & creamy lasting, lacing beige to light tan head. Good coffee, dark fruits, tobacco & roasted malt aromas. Dry & bitter chocolate, roasted malt, coffee flavours with some tangy dark fruits beneath a light toffee & vanilla sweet overtone. Light to medium body, subtly carbonated with a lingering dry malt bitter finish. Theydon_Bois (22117) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2012
Cask at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham Green - 19/05/12.
Fairly solid black with a tan head.
Roasted malts on the nose with chocolate as a back drop, pinch of coffee bringing up the rear.
Roasted flavour but also sweetish with chocolate. Well balanced.
Medium body, decent job. culchiem (4346) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 26, 2012
Cask in Ship & Mitre Liverpool. Black with a thin tan head. Aroma is sweet burnt malt. Flavour is dry roast with a very dry finish thepegjett (1281) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2011
A - roasted coffee and chocolate
A - dark with thick head
T - light sweet with roasted bitter
P - full
O - incomplete
stravale (3168) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - OCT 4, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2012 2nd rate - Cask @ JDW Inverness
anders37 (28172) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2011
Black, ruby edges, bubbly tan head, bit of lacing
Aroma - roast malts, dark malts, soft aroma 7 -> 6
Taste - bitter roasted malts, dark quite sweet caramel malts, touch of dark fruits, soft dark roast coffee, good 6 -> 7
Palate - soft carb, thinnish body, bittersweet palate - little oily but bit watery texture. Finish - quite bitter roast, coffee, fairly long lingering finish
Overall - thinnier body than normal for a stout - but this beer had a good flavour 12 -> 14 3.1 -> 3.3
Cask @ Bow Bar, Edinburgh. 021011 7/3/6/3/12
Black, thin ruby edges, thin dark tan head, good lacing.
Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate.
Taste of roasted malts...espresso...burnt notes....a bit harsh.
Palate - Dry...roasted malts...burnt crust...body a bit thin...soft carb....finish has lingering burnt bitterness.
It’s OK - bit thin and over dry for me.
Cask @ the Harp, Covent Garden WC2. Pours a nearly black color with ruby hints and a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocoalte and caramel aroma. Roasted malty caramel flavor with sweetish chocolate hints. Has a roasted malty caramel and chocoalte finish. ekstedt (7058) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. Black, tiny beige head. Soft roasted coffee and chocolate aromas, some red berries and well. Well balanced. planky84 (3658) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2011
Cask at GBBF, 2011. Black pour with a light tan head. Butterscotch, coffee, chocolate and a little smoke aroma. Caramel, toffee and coffee flavour. Dry finish. joergen (30013) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011.
Black coloured with a small off-white head.
Roasted aroma of caramel with notes of dried fruits.
Roasted flavour of grass and hops with notes of peat.
Dry roasted finish.