Grumbo (1972) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2017
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle Dan brought back from Devon, shared at his. Poured dark brown with a moderate beige head. Aroma of chocolate, light coffee and roasted malt. Light to medium sweetness, moderate roasted bitterness. Toward being medium bodied, oily texture, below average carbonation.
Gary (1933) - Grime Hood , Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml . Bottle. In a tulip . Ruby brown and not resembling any fucken stout I’m accustomed with in body ... Wow this is a racist beer ... Khaki head is subtle and lazy . Nose of chocolate and sugars and roast . Tastes like a chocolate cake in nuance , one where the richness of chocolate mixes well with sour bitter dark fruit berry texture . This tastes pretty decent , but as a stout purist, I gotta ask what the fuck kinda colour is that ? It’s almost dark Amber . A 3 because it still looks decent , even though it’s totally wrong!
JorisPPattyn (9709) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 1, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Disparate head over hazy light-brown beer (stout???). Bottom solid yeast. Woody nose, chocolate malt, pencil(wood). Chocolate, sweetish, lightly coloured malts. Acidity backthroat (light). Quite well-bodied for its ABV. Feels better carbonated than it looks. I agree - "Brown Jack" doesn’t sound very comestible. But this Jack ain’t black! Txs to Stef!
ManVsBeer (9177) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Crocombe’s, Lynmouth. Mid-brown with no head. Described as a ’light stout’ it is in colour, and surprisingly so in its taste given its strength, we which is not overly obvious. There’s a sweetness amongst its roasted malts in its nose, and this is more dominant in its taste.
Theydon_Bois (18189) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle split in hotel room, Ibis Chesterfield, with Rich and John 20/05/16.
Murky chestnut brown topped with a tan swirl.
Nose is earthy fruit rinds, biscuit, toffee.
Taste comprises light roast, faint cocoa, toffee, light hop.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close.
RichTheVillan (7320) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared in hotel Ibis not sure where from; dark opaque brown pour with a thin bubbly white head, dark roast aroma with a hint of milk chocolate, taste has some dark roast, chocolate, dark fruit, light carbs.
SarkyNorthener (4276) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to mum and dad, bought back from Devon. Dark brown beer, very light carbonation. Aroma of roast malts and caramel. Taste is roast malts, caramel and some fruit. Ok if lifeless.
JPC1524 (166) - Devon, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep brown pour with little to no head. Subtle notes of coffee with dark maltiness. Well balanced. More of a Porter then a Stout. Very enjoyable.
prawlie (1533) - ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From cask at the Roundhouse in Plymouth. Dry and earthy. Looks a little light in colour for a stout. Very light chocolate aroma. Quite drinkable, but lacking any distinctiveness.
Beese (2570) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF 2012. Poured a very dark brown, with a halo of beige head. Aroma of tobacco, weak coffee and dark malt. Roasted malt flavours, with some dark chocolate and berries. Moderate mouthfeel. Finish was earthy grain, liquorice and molasses.