Grumbo (3086) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2017 cgarvieuk (24790) - Edinburgh, - MAY 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
cask at some london festival in a very nice building ... dark brown ... thin tan head ... soft roast malt nose ... dark fruits ... soft toffee ... light licorice ... little blackcurrant ... soft fruits ...
Cask at the Great British Beer Festival 2017. Pours mahogany brown with a maroon tint and a bubbly beige head. Aroma of dark fruit, malt, chocolate and light toasting. Moderate sweetness, medium roasted bitterness. Medium body, slightly watery texture, soft carbonation. Beese (2930) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2017
Cask at The Great British Beer Festival 2017, Kensington Olympia. This kind of stout takes me back to the pre-Craft revolution, when I would have likely rated it higher. It's got some nice, roasty flavours, but it's quite thin and just unexciting. Scopey (14959) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2017
Cask at GBBF. It pours hazy deep brown with a small beige head. The aroma is earthy, toasty, ashy, cacao nibs, chocolate and wood. The taste is dry, bitter, earthy, wood, ash, leather, tannin, cacao nib, dark fruit and black tea with a drying finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. A bit drying and tannin. Drinks OK anyhow. bateleur (39) - BETCHWORTH, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2017
500ml bottle from Cobbett’s Dorking. Pours almost black with thick tan foam head. Roasted malt aroma with a hint of smokiness. Slightly sweet taste. Fairly soft on the palate. Enjoyed while watching Lady in the Van. Sigmund (7609) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2016
Cask 1/3 pint, gravity dispense, at the 16th Twickenham Beer & Cider Festival, Black colour, beige head. Moderate roasty aroma, mild coffee, oatmeal. Slightly lively and pleasant mouthfeel. Moderate roastiness in the flavour, medium dry, coffee notes.
downender (8687) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2016
Cask-conditioned, on gravity, at the Gryphon, Bristol 2/9/2016. Near black in colour, with a slight, off-white, head. Sweetish stout, with a touch of berry fruits, liquorice and roasted malts, leading to a moderately dry finish. Good. imdownthepub (14744) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2016
Cask conditioned at The Egremont Hotel, Worthing, W.Sussex. Black with cream head. This is initially quite sweet but with a smoky, maltiness on the side. Later develops a fruitiness. It’s fine. The_Osprey (8179) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2015
Cask at GBBF. Dark brown or black, red hue, small foamy tan head. Aroma is light, touch of yeasty smoke. Body is medium to light, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is thin, dirty and earthy, light roast, no real bitterness. I found this a bit insipid and watery. Plain. rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2015
At Great British Beer Festival 2015, Day 2. Black beer with almost no head. Roasted chocolate aroma, licorice, cocoa, solvent notes. Fruity roasted flavor, grassy hops, vinous, licorice some bread. sound67 (761) - Offenbach, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2015
[cask, at the Great British Beer Festival 2015] - High Weald Brewery Charcoal Burner, 4.3%. Dark brown, slightly translucent, no head. Slightly sour coffee malts and oats on the nose. Medium body, mildly oily, next to no carbonation. Sour and lemony notes at the start, complemented by roasted malts. A certain sourness carries on towards the middle, with mild roasted notes. Rather mild charcoal finish, with the lemon lasting in the aftertaste. More a black IPA than a stout. But not bad.