Ferris (17120) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
Cask - Dark roast and bitter sweet chocolate. Jet black with a rich beige head. Creamy roast with some nice bittersweet chocolate. Very decent. elbernays (1731) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 8, 2013
Half at 5 bells Kent. Dark deep red. White foam head. Some coffee, wood and burnt notes. Light body for a stout. Smoky on palate with a tinge of bitterness. Bit of a watery finish which let’s it down. Okay Ethereal (2471) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Cask at Battersea Beer Festival, 9th Feb 2011. Very dark brown with a small bubbly tan head. Rich, roasted coffee and chocolate nose. Burnt notes at the back of the throat give it a persistent aftertaste. Smooth but the burnt toast flavours would put me off having another. madmitch76 (26456) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2011
14th July 2011FatPhil (17334) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 16, 2010
Chelmsford Beer Festival. Opaque dark brown beer, no real head. Smooth low carbonation palate. A little roasty malt with bitter licorice. A smooth but pretty grapefruit bitter finish. Ok but a few too many rough edges.
Svesse (8982) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2010
7 Rich roasty aroma, almost some choco there.
4 V. dark brown, almost black. Healthy tan head
7 Lovely full roasty taste, a bit burnt, but not ashy.
4 Full palate, carbonation low. Finish very burnt, but agagin still short.
13 Great for 4.5%, a full roasty taste.
(Cask at GBBF, London Earl’s Court, 5 Aug 2010) Black colour with frothy, beige head. Roasted, malty nose with coffee, chocolate and cocoa. Roasted, malty taste with notes of dark chocolate and coffee. Creamy and dry with a generous espresso bitterness in the finish. Medium body, dry and fairly bitter. Very nice stout. bobinlondon (1297) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2010
Hand pulled cask at the Black Lion, Lynsted. Black with a creamy tan head. Although far from imperial, this is a class stout, with chocolate roasty notes, hoppy finish and a little sourness. complex and moreish. SaintMatty (7612) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2010
Cask (Southampton Beer Festival 2010) - Very dark brown, almost black. Chocolatey aroma wih roasted malt and coffee. Smooth taste with roasted malt and plain chocolate. sm89walt (2082) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2010
Cask - Planet Thanet Festival 2010, Margate. Poured black with very dark brown edging and a fine beiege head. Smokey & roasty aromas with a bit of chocolate and dark fruit. More roasted malt present on the tongue with a dry and lingering smokey, ashiness in the finish. Good all-round bitterness, medium in body with low carbonation and a soft palate texture. MiP (16055) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2008
Cask, 4.5% at GBBF08. Black colour, stable tan head. Good flavour, a little coffee, OK pleasant bitterness. Good mouthfeel. Tastes of more than its ABV.