Stuu666 (13395) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 24, 2017
Cask at graf 2017. Pours deep brown, nose is roasted, earthy, soy sauce, taste is sweet, caramel, milky. FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 16, 2017
Gravicask (StABF2016)Mr_Pink_152 (5004) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2016
Deep reddy brown, brief head. Nice sweet toasty roasty aroma. Simple sweet roasty taste. Very dry tanninny finish - dries the tongue for ever. Characterful bitter porter.
Bottle from brewpub. Deep almost black colour, aroma light roasted malt and chocolate. Taste the same with a light bitterness. nihtila (3639) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Cask. Old note. Pours black, brown head. Nose is roasted malts, dark chocolate, light coffee. TAste is dark malts, dry cocoa and dark chocolate. evergreen0199 (3369) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2015
Cask at Land of Liberty Peace and Plenty, Chorleywood, Herts. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a thin beige head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, chocolate, slight bitterness. Nice stout from Cumbria.
witthatsbier (566) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 22, 2013
Cask at three judges GLASGOW,
AROMA sweet grain, chocolate
dark brown with cream head that lingers
taste starts sweet malt hint of mocha lon dry slightly sour finish
overall a well crafted beer just a little thin for the abv tombyars (1702) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 11, 2013
Tasted this at the Troon Beer Festival in October 2013. Cask, gravity dispense. Dull black in colour with a thin tan head. Strong, sweet aroma of burnt treacle toffee, long in the intensity. Lovely smooth creamy mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark malt complex gives a rich maltloaf base with notes of creamy treacle toffee, mocha coffee and dark bournville chocolate. There is an earthy hop prickle in the aftertaste but the barley grain dominates in the mouth. Finish is malty with smooth roast grain flavours coming through, with liquorice and burnt molasses notes to the fore. Superb stout and for me, this was the best stout at the Troon BF - highly recommended.
jjsint (3100) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2013
Cask at Bedford Beer Festival, 2013. Very dark brown, almost black. little head. Very sweet aroma. Vanilla and candyfloss. Fruity sweetness at first in the taste, then a dry bitter finish comes from nowhere. Bitter aftertaste. Interesting but bitter/sweet dichotomy too extreme. Better stouts to be had. ManVsBeer (10464) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2013
MOSI Beer Fesival. Black, no head. Has a medium roasted aroma and slighly dry in the palate. Leighton (21255) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2013
Bottle at home in London - many thanks to BlackHaddock for trading me this one! Pours clear, deep red-brown with a large, frothy mocha cap. Once it recedes, it leaves considerable lacing on the glass, for what it’s worth. Lots of milk chocolate in the aroma, moderate roasted malts, some dark bread. Medium sweet flavor, some semi-dried molasses, toasted bread, light milk chocolate, subtle bitter earth, some stones, soft roast. Light to medium bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Sweet finish with more moderate molasses and milk chocolate, low roast, mild lacto notes, a bit of char, earth, burnt wood, burnt marshmallows, some dark fruits. Just the absolute faintest hints of tangy dark malts in the aftertaste. Pretty solid stuff right here. Lots of nuance.