fonefan (52351) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2008
Cask gravity @ Reading Beer Festival 2008.Ungstrup (38933) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2009
Clear medium brown black color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, burnt, peppery, moderate to light heavy hoppy, citrus, grape, ginger. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. (020508)
Cask at Marble Arch Inn, Manchester. A pitch black beer with a thin brown head. The aroma has notes of sweet and roasted malt as well as light notes of soy sauce. The flavor is sweet with notes of soy sauce, roasted malt, and chocolate, leading to a dry roasted finish. The body is very light. anders37 (27588) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2009
Cask @ National Winter Ales Festival 2009, Manchester. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a small tan head. Has a rich malty coffee aroma with some hoppy hints. Roasted malty coffee flavor with some hints of dark fruit. Has a roasted malty coffee finish with a bitter aftertaste. oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2015
Cask (backlog). Very deep reddish brown colour, close to black. Mediumsized creamy brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, toffee, some burnt wood, liquorice and caramel to it. Flavour is nutty, roasted malts, liquorice, chocolate, ripe fruits and mild toffee. A beauty, which is really nice and bold considering the abv too. cgarvieuk (26365) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 12, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2013 Cask at Manchester winter ale fetival 2009... Deep black ... nice rich roast malts ... quite a lot of coffee in nose ...again coffee and roast malt ... medium bitterness that builds.
cask at 57 thomas street ... deep black ... thin bubbly tan head ... big soft milky chocolate nose .... soft chocolate ... light coffee ... dark roast 3.8
Leighton (22812) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2011
Cask at Euston Tap. Dark brown pour with a dense, creamy beige head. Lots of citrusy hops on the nose with some ashy, roasty malts. Medium sweet, some juicy, resinous bitterness, light burnt wood, mild tobacco. Medium bodied with good, on-the-money average carbonation. A bit of sticky hops to finish, piney, good bit of roast and charred wood. Fantastic. Theydon_Bois (21468) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2012
Cask at White Horse Parsons Green, Old Ale Festival - 23/11/12.
Mid black with a thin tan head that quickly recedes to the edge and forms a film atop the glass.
Nose is roast malt, dark fruit, molasses.
Taste comprises bitter chocolate, light hops, roast malts, molasses.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, quite a bitter finish for a stout.
Decent enough. harrisoni (19535) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2008
Cask gravity at Reading BF 08. Slightly hoppy aroma. Black colour with dark brown edges. Intense malt aroma. That is a good stout. Good grainy choc and a lot of grapefruit hop. Just a great aroma. Intense flavours. Amazing and quite possibly my beer of the festival. rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2012
Cask at Euston Tap, London. Black beer with a brown head. Malty chocolate aroma, cocoa and some fruits. Cocoa flavor, coffee and tar, roasted, some hops and some soot. FatPhil (17334) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 19, 2013
Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Fest2013)
Beautifully soft chocolatey aroma. Almost black, ruby glints, loose tan head. Much richer burnt body. Not ashy though. Full, but also very drinkable, body. Finish leaves you with a lovely mellow burnt roast - nice one!