ARH (1125) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2015
On tap, poured into a sampler glass. The aroma is a smooth, brewed coffee and bakery dough blend with a light smoke quality. It pours a deep, dark, opaque black with a light tan, dense, near solid head that has great retention and great lace. The taste is a medium / medium high bitter and medium light sweet. It’s texture is watery with a light fizz. The medium body is toasty with flavors of coffee, caramel, nuts, a light dark chocolate note, and burnt bread underneath. It finishes nutty with dark chocolate notes and a dry, astringent quality. The aftertaste has a bakers chocolate character with light tones of nuts and caramel. Martinus (4601) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2015
Black, beige head. Aroma of coffee, malts and caramel. Sweet flavour, malts and chocolate. Sweet finish, toast.nihtila (3636) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2015
(from draught @ the brewpub, RBESG 2014, London)
Keg at Ushers. Pours dark brown with beige head. Nose is roasted malts, ash, light cocoa. Taste is watery, dry dark malts, bitter. Not for my taste. flying_pig (1571) - SCOTLAND - JUL 7, 2015
Pint at Far Rockaway, Shoreditch, London (£5):redders1974 (1465) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2015
Smooth & easy to drink, it definitely reminded me of Guinness more than most dry stouts do; it’s almost a craft version of it & a good alternative to it as well.
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2016 Great pint at the old bridge ripponden, coffee and chocolate with some chalk got even better as it warmed slighttly top session stout
martin00sr (4037) - Haderslev, DENMARK - APR 18, 2015
Black with thick and creamy light beige head. Aroma has roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Roasted malt and milk chocolate flavour with late coffee notes. Creamy, fluffy mouthfeel. Alexi91 (437) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2015
Originl: Tap. Vessel: Pint Glass. Supplier: Kongs Of King Street (Bristol). Roasted malts with a large head. jpkeskinen (515) - FINLAND - APR 10, 2015
Drank as a draught. Really nice and smooth. The taste has some smoke and is a bit sweet. Looks really nice. Stuu666 (13395) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2015
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours black, nose is chocolate, roasted, taste is similar, sweet. Beese (2740) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
Draught at Draught House, Battersea Bridge on 9 Jun 2012. Poured black, with a thick, beige pillowhead. Aroma was hard to pick up through the nitrogenated head, but there was some dark malt, roast and vanilla. Coffee in the flavour, with some roast malt and ash. Finish was tobacco, grain and burnt toast.