AshtonMcCobb (6604) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2017 BenH (3439) - Edinburgh, - APR 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle. Pours black with big brown head. Slightly fruity sherbet aroma, some chocolate. Taste is quite roastly, little chocolate and coffee, some fruitiness. Fizzy with a slightly bitter finish. Not bad, might be better out a cask
Bottle from Rheged.
Appearance - opaque black with a lovely fawn head.
Nose - grapes but then the toffee kicks in and there’s a smoky charcoal note that follows it in.
Taste - light apple or grape before getting into toffee again and again smoke, tar and charcoal notes.
Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish.
Overall - a dry stout but with fruitiness ianwelby (1385) - SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2016
Black beer, thick beige head. Aroma of light malt. Flavour is tangy fruit up front but this soon mellows out and you’re left with a fairly standard bitter, malty stout. A touch of bitter cocoa and some of the fruit lingers too, quite tangy. Not bad. Grumbo (2947) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2016
Bottle at the East Town bottle shop and tap room, Ipswich. Pours almost black with a large and long lasting beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Moderate sweetness, medium roasted bitterness. Medium body, slick texture, a bit too carbonated. Finish is dry, lasting roasted bitterness. berkshirejohn (6501) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2016
33cl bottle from Beer52.com. A deep chocolate brown colour with a ring of tan head; rich chocolate malt aroma; dry spicy malt taste with a well balanced bitterness; and a spicy caramel finish. Cuso (8688) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 9, 2016
Bottle from Beerlovers. Very dark brown color with medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee. Coffee, dark chocolate, wood in taste. Good.
MisoW (3579) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 9, 2016
Bottle at Bolime tasting 3/2016. Pours brown color, beige head. Aroma of citrusy hops, caramel, roasted malt. Taste is medium bitter, lightly sourish, coffee, caramel, some dark berries. rusos (751) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 9, 2016
Bottle. Bolime tasting. Black colour, beige head. Aroma roasted, caramel, some yeast. Taste roasted, caramel, somewhat sour. Empty body. Overcarbonated. Gurthnar (5865) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 9, 2016
Bottle at Bolime tasting 3/2016. Unfortunately this soured and nothing is left of the deScriptors in commercial deScription. Not entirely bad, but not great either - just another unintentional sour. Mjp12 (1864) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2016
A perfectly decent session style stout, with good roast flavours, and a clean finish jamestulloch (4112) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 10, 2015
Bottle. Brown body with a thin beige head. Light lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate, plum and dumpling. Flavour of peppercorns, chocolate limes, cherry, green pepper and Blackjacks. Thin body with a creamy texture. Soft fizz. A cracking beer - complex beyond its ABV. Hardknott are an incredibly underrated brewery.