daniele (9074) - ITALY - SEP 13, 2016 Rune (12831) - Tromsø, - FEB 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravicask at NWAF 2013, half pint shared with Finn. Bubbly tan-coloured head. Near-black coloured body. Dark chocolate nose added by vanilla. Woody vanilla flavour mingled with chocolate leading to a malty dry bitter ending. Medium bodied and well made (Manchester, 23.01.2013).
bottle bb 12/16 piuttosto scura non molta schiuma buona persistenza caco vaniglia morbida non molto amara ma piuttosto secca ciocciolata Perpignan73 (42) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2016
500ml bottle, chilled, poured into a pint glass at home. Cloudy dark brown colour with minimal tan head, looks like chocolate in a glass; chocolate, coffe and roasty nose; bitter taste; milk chocolate with a hint of caramel palate leading to a bitter finish. Not bad, but given the reviews I was expecting more. theprof (963) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2015
Cask at the Robinson Arms, Nottingham. Aroma tasted malts with Smokey vanilla notes. Pours dark mahogany with thick cream tan foam. Tastes of milk chocolates and coffee with a smith vanilla finish. A very fine specimen, indeed. Stuartyboy (1671) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 20, 2015
On cask @ Richmond pub Liverpool a dark opaque ale with roasted malt aroma flavour is chocolate coffee roasted malts with vanilla notes a bit watery and thin BlackHaddock (7356) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2015
500ml bottle conditioned: BB Dec 2015. Drank at home on 25th Sep 2015 during a random tasting evening I had with myself. Deep, dark brown bodied brew, the sediment joined the glass, so it was a little ’murky’, the top off-white and slowly fading to a wisp and collar with slight lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate and malted barley. The taste was also dark chocolate and malty, slightly burnt, smoky feel to the flavours. Expected a smoother, richer palate to the brew to be honest, this was OK but lacked depth and discernment.
Cunningham (7994) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2015
Black color with a thick beige head. Chocolate, vanilla and light fruity aroma. Rich and very fine blended flavor. Coffee, chocolate, vanilla and some fruity notes. Outstanding!furfix (2) - nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2015 does not count
[On tap at The Grapes in Liverpool, England]
Vanilla and coffee on the nose, slightly bitter on the length, dark ale, stout, tasty. Good pint. Scotty001 (563) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - JUL 27, 2015
Poured deep dark reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma of chocolate and toasted malt. Light to medium body, vanilla smoothness, flavour as the aroma. jmgreenuk (9459) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 26, 2015
Cask at the Anchor Birmingham. Poured almost black with a bubbly light tan head. The aroma is big chocolate malt. The flavour is moderate liqourice bitter with a dry coffee spice, chocolate, smoky malt palate. Medium to light bodied with soft carbonation. A little light but packed full of flavour. s_hartshorne (2784) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2015
Cask the hop wakefield. Black decent tan head. Aroma is great smokey roast malts coffee choc. Taste same bacon great ashy smokey long drying bitter finish. Nice mouthfeel. Really complex stout this great stuff didnt get much vanilla probably overpowered but still amazing.