BeerLuvver (112) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2012
Bottle from Beautiful Beers. Pours jet-black with a beautiful thick, creamy head. Even the head is dark brown. Scent of lovely roasted malts, coffee and bitter chocolate. Taste is simply superb. Light sweetness, roasted malts, chocolate. coffee and hints of oak. One of the best stouts I have tried in years. Try find some, you won’t be sorry. chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2004
An intense black, rich, coffee accented stout. As others have noted, licorice, roast malt and bitter chocolate are also in evidence. Sumptuous, smooth, mouthfeel. Excellent stuff that bodes well for this new brewery. Cask (gravity dispense) at St Albans Beer Festival 2004.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2007
A Mes rate: Cask at The Wenlock.Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - OCT 7, 2004
Black and opaque with a thin rim of tan foam. Superb aroma of chocolate, liquorice, coffee maltiness and some lightly sour and delicately hoppy notes. Flavour follows on in the same vein. Lovely chocolate, more hops than you would usually expect and a lovely slightly sour finish with great length. Lovely mouthfeel. A glorious stout.
Gravity, at the St. Albans Beer Festival, 2004maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2004
Engine oil black with a rich smooth head. Silky and very roasted. I’ve written it again ’Silky’. It must have been the clearest impression in what was rapidly becoming a losing battling, what with Joeh insisting on try all the worlds strongest beers again. Maniac.
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - St Albans Beer Festival. A rich chocolate treacle aroma to this black stout. A chewy roasty taste with lots of malt and some good licquorice notes.
FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 27, 2012
Cask (CWAF2012, Fri)Cuso (8688) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 3, 2013
My first moonshine of the year, and my-oh-my has this brewery finally got everything together after a couple of disappointments last year. Such a full roast, with dark berries, and just a corner of real black burntness. Taste is gloriously mellow for how rich the roast is. There’s no astringency. No sign of any alcohol here, or even attempts to cover alcohol with sugars. Amazingly, I got to this after it was tipped, and to be honest it was a little on the flat side - I’m sure this would have been stunning yesterday. Bonzer, Mark - I look forward to many more like this!
Bottle from Bacchanalia, Cambridge. Very dark brown color with huge beige head. Strong aroma roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruits. Taste, dark malt, roasted coffee, dark chocolate, dark berries. Roasty finish with coffee bitterness. Tasty. duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2004
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Albans BF. Pretty tarry and bitter stuff. Lots of coffee and dark chocolate, rich flavour, tasty stuff.
Cask, Leicester Fest 07. Very dark brown with a beige head. Aromas are earthy roast coffee with liqourice and dark chocolate. Flavours are good bitter roast coffee with sweet malts in the background. Bitter dark chocolate and liqourice. Has a good roast finish. Very good. Gazza (726) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2004
Jet black in colour, and it has a sharp, roasty and camp-fires like smokiness to it but also a lot of roast, liquoricey and surprisingly juicy maltiness. A bit smoky for me, but not a bad beer. (Cask @ Lowes Arms, Denton)