ralphdot (1094) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2017 FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, - NOV 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle (K Kamppi)
7 Lovely chocolatey and spicy aroma.
5 Jet black, lovely tight beige head.
6 Burnt and sharp retronasals, quite estery. Taste quite simple, mostly burntness dominated, and a bitterness that seems to be due to that burntness. However, it’s not thin on the malty body, and there are clearly some hops contributing too.
4 Smooth palate, crisp carbonation. The finish improves on the taste - here the hops come back out again. Whilst in the mouth they’re dominated by the burntness, where they can form vapours they themselves shine, so we have the aroma back again, with some lovely citrussy hops.
13 This is no jaw-dropper, but it’s certainly a very good stout. For a pasteurised bottle, it’s very good indeed. Right up there with Entire Stout, perhaps.
4.6% black in colour with a good head, roast malt aroma, malt and liquorice taste. ianwelby (1385) - SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2017
Black beer, creamy head. Not much aroma. Taste is earthy malt, bitter chocolate, some tangy fruit slightly cutting through it. Very rich, dry aftertaste. Lovely. thejackpacker (448) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2017
Cask at London & County, Eastbourne (JDW). A very watery and flavourless stout mzaar (3463) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2017
Fat @ Gordon Highlander, Inverurie. Svart öl med ett gräddigt beigt skum. Dofter av rostad malt och kaffe. Smakinslag av kaffe, lakrits, svarta vinbär och toffee. Torr munkänsla. Mycket trevlig. tommann (3751) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2017
Cask at the William Shenstone, Halesowen. Pours very dark brown with a small head. Aroma is espresso and roast. Taste has heavy roast and beefy yeast.
Parmenion777 (293) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2017 Pours a near black colour with medium sized creamy beige head that dissipated to a thin film. Roasted malt, licorice, and bitter chocolate aroma. Dry, roasted malt, treacle, licorice and bitter coffee ground flavours. A dry lingering bitterness in the finish. Grumbo (2946) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2017
Cask at the Playhouse, Colchester. Pours black with a bubbly off-white head. Aroma of light malt and chocolate. Moderate sweetness with medium bitterness. Medium body and slick texture. Carbonation is soft. Light roasted finish. Towey1989 (2820) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2017
Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) 4.5% ABV. A deep brown colour with a medium beige head. Soft aroma of roasted malts, liquorice, some dark fruits, slight molasses and subtle caramel. Taste of roasted malts, liquorice, molasses, some dark fruits, maybe blackcurrant, a little caramel and subtle chocolate. A dry, kinda liquorice, blackcurrant bitterness in the finish. You have to really put your nose in to get an aroma but the taste is roasty, liquoricy and subtle malt fruity. A surprisingly crisp finish. Ok. Stuartyboy (1668) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 11, 2017
On cask @ henglers circus jdw Glasgow a dark brown beer with roasted malt aroma flavour is charcoal liquorice smooth drinking Cokemonkey11 (879) - - FEB 2, 2017
Cask, spoons. Pours dark black Ruby with a thin tan foam residing. Scent is pretty much scentless. Taste is fairly light bitter porter with flavors of toasted malt. Finish is long lingering bitterness but light. Very good.