redders1974 (1546) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2016
Small tan head some roast and lactose smooth texture alcohol well hidden in it. Perpignan73 (42) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2016
500ml bottle, chilled, poured into a pint glass at home; Appears black, but clear dark red on inspection; tan head; aroma of malt, bread, spice, raisin and possibly a hint of rubber and/or tobacco; rich sweet, malty taste, raisin, chocolate reminiscent of fruit cake or fruit & nut; balanced, smooth, long finish which belies its relatively high abv. Left a lingering taste around mouth. A top class stout. AshtonMcCobb (6771) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2016
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl.
Appearance - close to opaque black with some red/orange chinks.
Nose - toffee and roasted stuff going on. Some tangy berries.
Taste - burnt toffee, light chocolate. dry hazelnuts.
Palate - medium bodied with a tangy yet crunchy texture and a long dry finish.
Overall - I like this. Stuu666 (14139) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2016
UPDATED: APR 8, 2016 Bottle at ash?s. Pours black, nose is sour, custard, yeasty, roasted, taste is sweet, toffee, a bit custardy. allmyvinyl (10835) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2016
500ml bottle shared with Ashton McCobb and Stuu666. Pours clear dark brown with a thin white head. Aromas of chocolate, light roast. Taste is more chocolate, light roast bitter finish.
mr_h (5718) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 13, 2015
500ml bottle at home, present from Ann, toffee, coffee aroma, opaque near black with a thin, tan head, sweet malty, fruitcake flavour, oily, sweet fruity aftertaste. jamesie1857 (2268) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2015
500ml bottle from Booths in Windermere - Opaque black with a slight tan head and no carbonation. Aroma of roasted malt, some toffee and a hint of creaminess. Surprisingly light mouth feel, with sweet flavours of dark fruit, chocolate and caramel, finishing off pleasantly dry with some warming alcohol.Went down a treat this one, nice surprise. thmsboyd (201) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 9, 2015
Bottle BBE: Mar ’16. Lightly chilled. Pours a deep mahogany with a medium-small creamy tan head. High intensity roasted character; coffee, earthy, lightly nutty. Medium sweetness and a light bitterness. Full-bodied and creamy, carbonation is surprisingly high, but the finish is quite astringent. Overall a stout with great character. niquillis (2752) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
On cask at Moo Bar, Penrith. Pours black brown with tan head. Boozy roast stout, decent but you wouldn’t want too much! Niall73 (2434) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2014
Gravity pour at Wandsworth Common bf. Pours a dark reddy brown with a light tan head. Aroma has a good amount of dark fruit, a little booze, pears... Light body, mild carbonation, thin. Pity, the aroma was good but it all feels so dumbed down on tasting. Watery, with dark fruits etc...
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