Travlr (25556) - 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. imdownthepub (15013) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2016
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. ManVsBeer (10806) - 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. leaparsons (10657) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2007
Cask, Melton Fest 07. Very dark brown with red and a small head. Aromas are toffee and chocolate malts with mollasses and a light roast, smoky character. Flavours are roast malts with sweet caramel and mollasses. Dry on the finish. OK. jmgreenuk (9746) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 6, 2012
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!
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2016 1. Cask Stillage at Staffordshire University, Stoke on Trent 15/09/2001 A dark bitter stout with a woody finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Harlequin, Sheffield 17/08/2007 Roast aroma. Small white head. Dark red coloured and smooth on the palate with a crisp and slightly dry roast finish. downender (8767) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2012
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol May 2012. Jet black with a slight tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate and black coffee. Mouth feel was a bit thin, with more chocolate, a touch of berry sweetness and dryish finish. Ok. maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2008
Cask conditioned - handpump - Merchants Inn, Rugby. A black beer with off-white wisps of head and lace. The aroma is heavy on the coffee with roasty malts and a bit of smoke. Same in the taste. Quite sweet/smoky. Decent. DruncanVeasey (8260) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2007 At the brewtap, and back home from a flagon of takeout. Nose of charcoal, lurking earthy hops, slight beefiness. Inky pitch measure with a tan collar. Glugging, thick and creamy. Satisfying, well-attenuated stout with deep black chocolate and vague lactic touches, especially fresh from the barrel. Smoke, hops, chocolate, toffee. Very nice. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2006
A Mes rate: Cask @ PBF. More like a porter than a stout. Bit too mello in the nose. Nothing much going on, like something much paler. Good stouty looks with a ton of lace. Creamy milk chocolate in the mouth. Lots of malt. Almost like a Horlicks. Fruity finish.