imdownthepub (14557) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2016 jmgreenuk (9459) - Kuala Lumpur, - OCT 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Solihull Camra beer festival 2012. Dark almost black pour with a thin bubbly tan head. Big peaty smoky aroma with a nice malty medium sweet flavour, but little bitterness and no chocolate or liquorice. This beer has a big aroma and I was expecting more behind it, but it wasn’t there. However, it’s different enough to make me want another, so that must be a complement!
Cask conditioned at Cheltenham Beer Festival ’16. Chestnut with cream head. Initially there is a smoky note in the darker roasted malts, a touch nutty, a touch stewed. Drying in the close. It’s fine. niquillis (2752) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2015
Cask at Congress, Longton. Pours black brown with light tan head. Creamy start, some choc, roast bitterness. Smooth. Good stout. Travlr (24930) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2015
Cask at Dragon Inn Worcester. Dark clear maroon color, bright tan head. Cocoa powder and coffee grounds aroma. Taste is coffee and plums. Watery. 47574xeCD (1133) - Coventry, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2015
Cask at The Broomfield Tavern Coventry. Lush! Top pub tucked away too. Poured black with slightly off white head. Nutty roast aroma. Notes of roasted malts creamy vanilla chocolate. Hellfire! jjsint (3116) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
Cask at Rushden Historical Transport Society Club. Dark brown with a tan wispy head. Aroma of Ovaltine, honey, oak and hazelnut with a bit of corn.
Sweet-sour initial taste gives way to a bittersweet flavour in the finish. Medium body, slightly bitter aftertaste. More coffee, a bit of vinegar. Not bad.
jamesie1857 (2151) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
On cask at Travellers Inn, Apperknowle - Deep black body, firm lacing white top. Smoky coffee and malts nose, long bitter sweet caramel taste and finish, notes of liquorice, bitter chocolate and blackcurrant along the way. Smooth mouthfeel, not a bad stout. ManVsBeer (10485) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2013
Black with a bubbly head, has light roasted coffee notes and a very mild flavour. Less than medium body but easy to drink. Grumbo (2955) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2013
Cask handpull at the excellent Seven Stars, Bristol. Almost black, with an off white head. Very rich flavour - it has a mild liquorice and smokey treacle chocolate aroma. Very enjoyable! ladnewton (1964) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2012
Cask at the Cambridge Blue, Cambridge on 6th September 2012. Black with pale brown foam ring and scant lacing. Coffee aroma with roastie malts. Rich roastiness in-mouth along with coffee and freshly-baked biscuits. Malty end with biscuit notes and coffee. Velvety and mildly textured mouthfeel. Superb.