shoestring (435) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - SEP 3, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2008 Without a shadow of a doubt, this was one of the most flavoursome beers I have tried. The smokiness came through big time. Deep, deep black, tan head that dissipates. Creamy chocolate aroma, then the big roasted earthy flavour hits you. A real hidden gem From Marks and Spencer. worldbeertaste (1819) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2012 Dark opaque brown almost black with a frothy creamy, soft lacy, lasting tan head. Smells of malt, coffee, chocolate and roast, vanilla and burn. Full rich body with soft carbonation. Tastes of sweet malt, nut, coffee, chocolate and a burn roast finish. Nice coffee after taste. Gangstergafje (1340) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2015
The beer has a typical stout aroma. The beer is almost black at the naked eye, dark ruby red with a light behind it. The thick layer of foam is rough and has a dark almond color. The foam disapears quickly. A stout isn’t a ’foam-beer’. The smell is amazing. The sweet smell of the delicious roasted barley arises you. It is accompanied by coffe and dark chocolate tones. The aroma is near perfect. The taste has a bitter roast taste. The bitternes slightly out balances the sweetness. There is also a little citrusy sweet taste of hops, although this taste isn’t that strong. The finish is mostly that good roasted taste, which stays with you for quite some time. The palate is nice. The fine gas bubbles tingle the tongue, but aren’t to rough. Nice.