MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2007
A Mes rate:
Cask at the Pembury Tavern. Damn, this was excellent. A little fierce maybe but excellent. Huge bags of superb dark chocolate and malt with some vanilla in both the aroma and flavour. Coffee and roasted character becoming more apparent in the flavour and huge for the finish. Great beer. cgarvieuk (26365) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 16, 2010
cask at cloisters ... deep red black ... thin tan lacing ... sweet cherry roast malts ... little licorice nose ... soft sweet licorice ... vimto ... little licorice ... nice Beershine (5253) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2010
CAsk @ Cloisters. Black with ruby tint gorgeous. Yummy blackcurrant, clove, coal, and black cherry mash in the aromas. Smooth soft palate. Delicious flavors with black cherry, tobacco in the tannic finish, sweet black licorice middle. Excellent base of acidity and chocolate malt without being toasty. Absolutely delicious and sessionable. RichTheVillan (8443) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2013
Cask at Barton Arm 10th Anniversary fest; dark black pour with tiny off white head, big chocolate aroma, full bodied with creamy mouthfeel , chocolate and vanilla taste impressed with this. tombyars (1790) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JUL 22, 2014
Tasted this at the GRAF, in The Briggait, Glasgow on the 27th June 2014. Cask, handpump dispense. Pours a dull black in colour with a thin creamy buff head. Sweet malt in the aroma with treacle fudge notes present in the long nose. Thin oily mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark malts give a tiffin cake base with fruit notes of moist raisins, figs and then Belgian chocolate and treacle fudge flavours also present. There is a definite earthy hop prickle in the aftertaste but this fades quickly. Finish is malty and sweet with treacle fudge, chocolate truffle and a drier note of roast grain full in the mouth. This is an excellent session stout, full of complexity and body. Rated this as one of the top three Stouts at the festival. Highly recommended.
Otterdance (166) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2013
White Lion. Black, so very black. Has all the flavours and aromas I like in a stout - chocolate, liquorice, vanilla, and a nice burnt roasted bitterness. On to a winner? Almost. I like my stouts to be full and thick, whereas this is light and thin. Still, it’s top notch - maybe a summer stout?