SilkTork (5738) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2008
GBBF, Trade Day, 2008 First beer at GGBF 2008. Coffee. Clean, flavoursome, balanced, refreshing, very drinkable and gorgeous. I could drink this all day. JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2004
Pitch black with a rich, dark, espresso crema coloured head. Very rich aroma of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and caramel. Rich, silky mouthfeel, slight sweetness with milk chocolate and vanilla flavours on the front leading into a bitter dark chocolate/coffee bitterness which is then followed by a long roastiness that lasts and lasts. This is the epitome of stout for me. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2008
A Mes rate: Gravicask at GBBF.tiggmtl (4545) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2006
Black with a thin tan head and good condition. Superb all round. Everything I would want from and English stout. Dry and roasty, brimming with coffee and dark chocolate. Superb malt. Fatastic dry mouth feel. Very quaffable. Glorious all round.
Caramel, chocolate, coffee and vanilla are strong in the aroma. Opaque black body is topped by a decent, fine bubbled, off white head that lasts well and leaves rings on the glass. Chocolate and caramel sweetness balances nicely with roastiness with some coffee tones. Bitterness is pronounced and lasting. Medium body is a touch syrupy with moderate carbonation. Sampled on tap at the brewpub. harrisoni (18579) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2007
Cask handpull at Ship & Mitre, Liverpool. Supplied to them through Hilden. Black colour with dark brown edges, thin tan head. Some sweet roasted malt. Some very nice choc. Good finish. Bit of powder, more choc. Bit grainy. Very good stout, well put together.
Svesse (8601) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2008
(Cask at GBBF, London, 7 Aug 2008) Black colour with brief, pale brown head. Roasted, malty nose with notes of coffee and cocoa. Roasted, malty taste with strong black coffee, dark chocolate and a generous coffee bitterness in a clean and fresh finish. Medium body, dry. An excellent example of irish stout. rickgordon (3878) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2003
Black. Aroma and flavor with obvious influences of licorice and coffee. Medium dry. Head smooth like a dancefloor. Mmm... leaparsons (10554) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2007
Cask, Burton Fest 07. Black with a small beige head. Aromas are lots of roast coffee with hints of lactose. Some dark chocolate. Dry with some berry sourness. Flavours are dry and earthy yet smooth coffee. Very roasty with plain chocolate. Gritty on the finish. Very good. nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 19, 2009
patrick767 (4063) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 20, 2010
Source:Tap in Dublin.
Appearance:Dark brown pour with a thin tan head.
Aroma:Roast, coffee and milk chocolate.
Flavor:Roast and coffee with anise and bitter chocolate.
Palate:Medium/full body with soft carbonation.
Overall:Good beer. Enjoyed much.
tap at the brewpub - Pours near black with a lingering tan head. It smells of roast malt and chocolate. The flavor includes dark roast malt, chocolate, and a hint of smoke. It’s medium to full bodied and quite nice, easily the best of the five brews I tried at the brewpub.