john44 (3331) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2017
Cask. Almost black. Roasted malts (caramel, treacle, coffee and chocolate). Some fruit (berries). Hoppy. Dryish with dry roasty bitter finish. (2008)
allmyvinyl (10933) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 23, 2015
Cask at the David Macbeth Moir. Pours black with a thin beige head. Aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, Cola. Taste is bitter chocolate, leading to a burnt astringent finish. gowdy (1115) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - MAY 20, 2015
Cask pint at The Captain James Lang in Dumbarton. Very dark. Some foamy head, a little off white. Heavier consistency. jeevan (246) - SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2015
Pint on cask at JDW. Pours dark with a medium creamy off white head. Big chocolate malts aroma. Nice roasted malts and chocolate taste. Medium body. Packed full of flavour for a brew just above session strength. Would liked to have tried it a tad warmer. Very nice. witthatsbier (580) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 7, 2015
Cask @ Camperdown vaults Glasgow
dark brown with beige head
aroma is sweet malt
taste is poor sweet,little body
poor beer bit bland and no way is it a stout
niquillis (2752) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
On cask at Corbie Inn, Bo’ness. Pours black with a light tan head. Coffee, roasts, some bitterness. Nice enough but many stouts at this strength are much better. AshtonMcCobb (6871) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle from the Scottish Real Ale shop.
Appearance - opaque black and silky with a creamy fawn head.
Nose - caramel and biscuits. A hint of spice.
Taste - caramel and liquorice over some biscuits again. A touch of smoky earthiness. Liquorice finish. No chocolate though so should be a dry stout in my opinion.
Palate - medium bodied with a crunchy texture and a dry crunchy finish.
Overall - a fairly complex stout for the alcohol level even if it is atypical. jamestulloch (4276) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 13, 2014
Cask at Scottish Real Ale Festival 2014. Dark brown body with a thin off-white head. Aroma of wood and lightly roasted malt. Flavour of plum and dark malts. Thin body with a watery, slightly oily texture. Very easy to drink. Stuu666 (14596) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2014
Cask. Pours black, light spice and roasted malts on nose, taste is sweet, dry roast, chocolate. Scopey (15500) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle from Tomlinsons, Inverness. It pours near black with a small beige head. The nose toasty, earth, coffee, berry and liquorice. The taste is bitter, earthy, pepper, roasted malt, liquorice, some astringency and charred wood with a dry finish. Lightish body and prickly carbonation. A watery if truth be told. So-so.