Theydon_Bois (21480) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2012
Cask at Max’s Taphouse, Baltimore - 22/05/12.
Very dark brown in colour verging on black with a medium beige head.
Heaps of chocolate on the nose, roasted malt a little coffee.
Taste as nose - hints of vanilla also/
Medium bodied, lowish carbonation, dry roasty finish. Buukwurm (43) - California, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Aroma: caramel, Coffee
Appearance: black, clear, minimal head,
Taste: medium bitterness, lightly sour
Palate: soft carbonation, medium body, creamy, DialSquare (5187) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Lynn (from Lee’s in Vegas). Black pour with thin tan head. Aroma is toasty malt and light smoke. Taste is cocoa, dark fruit, oat and coffee. Clean and crisp. kathouse (1942) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Deep brown with a clingy tan foam. Chocolate, nuts, and oats in the aroma. Black malt dryness with a thinner body. Finish is dry. Not as thick as I expected from the oats but still respectable. ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 8, 2012
A - Pours a dark brown-black with a finger of frothy khaki-chocolate colored head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of roasted milk chocolate with some oats, coffee, and a hint of vanilla.
T - Starts off with roasted milk chocolate with a bit of vanilla. Through the middle, some coffee comes through alongside a bit more vanilla. The finish is a mix of roasted milk chocolate with some coffee and vanilla.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth and a bit creamy with a sweet and lightly roasted finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nicely balanced with a really good smooth mouthfeel.
Wim (4226) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUL 29, 2012
dark brown black coloured body with a off white head a roasted malty hoppy aroma a roasted malty caramel coffee chocolat little fruity bitter taste with a spicy bitter finish BlackEyePA (574) - USA - JUL 17, 2012
Very good. Rich malty toasted with a hint of espresso and chocolate that stays on the palate but doesnt overdo it. Just right balance. Overall great, smeel is rich dark roast and sweet malts just like the taste beautiful. eeblah (106) - Arizona, USA - JUL 17, 2012
This is a good stout, smooth and creamy with the dark roasted taste. More malty than hoppy which hits me right. Good for cooler weather. olio (10688) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2012
Draught @ Horse Brass Pub, Portland.laiti (8531) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2012
Pours dark red-brown color with a small lasting
head. Aroma of coffee, milk chocolate, toasted
malts, hoppy dark fruits and caramel. Flavour of
toasted malts, chocolate, mocha and dark fruits.
Surprisingly hoppy chocolaty brew.
Draught @ Horse Brass Pub. Rated on 11.07.2012
Aroma is roasted with coffee and chocolate, but feels a bit watery. Also hints of milk-like sourness. Flavour is rather nice with roastiness, chocolate and coffee. Dry finish. Very good for this abv.