The_Osprey (9643) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2017 dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, - MAY 23, 2009
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gravity at Cambridge Beer Festival 2009. Black with no head. Lovely roasted hop scent with malt notes. Quite thin. Smokey malts in the mouth. Neither particularly bitter nor sweet.
Cask handpull at The Pembury Tavern as Milton Nero. Pretty much opaque black in this light, small foamy brown head. Aroma is boot polish, ashtray and molasses. Body is quite light, smooth with soft to low carbonation. Taste has breathy ash, light molasses sweetness with an oaty astringency and some more restrained ashtray. So nicely balanced and effortlessly drinkable. Very solid stout. (7-4-7-4-15=3.7) BeardedAvenger (1264) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2017
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 (13921) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2017
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 (3454) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2017
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 (4254) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2016
Backlog rating. From cask at the Chelmsford Winter Beer & Cider Festival, February 2016.
daniele (9888) - ITALY - AUG 11, 2016
on tap scura lieve diacetile piuttosto dolce cioccolato leggermente fondente con note fruttate Iznogud (4676) - CROATIA - APR 30, 2016
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 (5750) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2015
Tried at the Lincoln beer festival 2015. Deep ruby brown, tan head. Aroma dark malt fruit, chocolate, taste fruity with coffee and chocolate. BlackHaddock (7951) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2015
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 (18545) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 11, 2015
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.