Lonick (2537) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 18, 2013
Pours deep midnight black. Big malty flavours, hoppy bitterness at the end, with chocolate, malt, licorice and nuts going on the middle. A touch of fruit right at the start, lovely. Buongiorgio00 (951) - - JAN 7, 2014
L’alba dei luppoli viventi sembra aver risvegliato dalle profondità del suolo scozzese una porter veramente speciale. Corpo cremoso e aroma di caffé e cioccolato. Gusto complesso che intreccia note di caffé, cioccolato e una leggera sfumatura di liquirizia. Romero ne sarebbe fiero!! cgarvieuk (26077) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2012 cask at 9a ... deep brown black ... thin tan head ... sweet rich toffe roast nose... sweet toffe roast ... big malt ... big blackcurrant ... light mellow ... little licorice ... nice Benjii (3050) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2012
cask at red squirelll ... deep brown black ... sweet toffee roast malt nose ... dark malts ... sweet toffee ... soft licorice ... light blackcurrant ... juicy malts .. nice 3.9
On cask at The Red Squirrel. A black beer with a fair tan head. Aroma of whisky liqueur, roasty malt, chocolate and alcohol. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and a velvety, smooth mouth-feel. Lovely lingering roasty malt, chocolate and oak with well balanced alcohol. Great name, great beer! stravale (3145) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - SEP 15, 2012
Cask @ Stockbridge Tap, Edinburgh 140912
BenH (3434) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2012
Black, thin ruby edges, tight tan head, good lacing
Aroma - deep dark roast, coffee, deep dark malts, complex
Taste as aroma, nice fruity deep malts, plain chocolate, deep soft roast, bit of booze noticeable, background of bitterish fruity hops, great flavour
Palate - soft carb, medium body, fairly sweet with nice balanced soft bitter roast, finish as main flavour, little dry, nice rich deep chocolate malt tail.
Overall - Really nice stout (It isn’t a porter to me). I just like Sublime Stout a tiny bit more.
Tap at southern bar. Black with little tan head. Nice thick aroma, molasses, toffee and dark fruits, plum and cherry. Taste is heavily roasty, coffee, chocolate, bit of licorice/molasses and dark fruits, toffee, chocolate, quite complex. Served completely flat and a slightly sticky sweet finish with a lingering chocolate taste. I think I’d prefer a bit of carbonation, not sure where this responsibly lies, pub/brewery? All in all a very tasty beer