BeardedAvenger (660) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2017
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Alfred Free House, Upper Hale, 16/03/17. Surprisingly muted aroma - a vague dark fruitiness. Dark and oil-esque. Thin beige head. Light bitter. Gradually develops a mocha sweetness. Vanilla. Soft carbonation. Creamy but too watery IMO. Long coffee finish. OK, but somewhat muddy and too low key.
Christian (13572) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2017
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at The White Lion, Norwich. Black with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel and chocolate. Sweet roasted flavour with chocolate and coffee notes.
john44 (3034) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. Pitch Black. Nice chocolate and coffee flavours. Very fruity (berries), caramel malty, some vanilla. Roasted malty chocolate fruity finish. Nice full-bodied stout. (2008)
Grumbo (2524) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Backlog rating. From cask at the Chelmsford Winter Beer & Cider Festival, February 2016.
daniele (8911) - ITALY - AUG 11, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap scura lieve diacetile piuttosto dolce cioccolato leggermente fondente con note fruttate
Iznogud (3698) - CROATIA - APR 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Pembury Tavern, London. Pours black with small tan head. Roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, some vanilla notes. On the sweet side. Medium bodied. Good stuff.
Mr_Pink_152 (4733) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tried at the Lincoln beer festival 2015. Deep ruby brown, tan head. Aroma dark malt fruit, chocolate, taste fruity with coffee and chocolate.
BlackHaddock (7047) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
9th April 2015: gravity pour at the Isle of Man CAMRA beer festival. Very dark: black even, with a beige head. Malts rule the roost here, some dark chocolate and coffee notes in both the nose and taste. Fairly dry palate with a liquorice flavour arriving late and behind the other aforementioned malty flavours.
TBone (17266) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 11, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at The Pembury Tavern. Dark brown color, steady beige head. Lactose toasted aroma. Light-bodied to medium-bodied. Lactose milkyness, light licorice and toasted malts. Light.
Theydon_Bois (18916) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Pembury Tavern, 03/01/15.
Black with moderate tan spotting and edgework.
Nose is light roast, herbal strokes, biscuit, toffee, light coffee strains.
Taste comprises light chocolate, charr, dark fruits, spice.
Medium bodied, limited carbonation, semi drying close.
Not the greatest condition, a little flat, their own pub - no excuses!