47574xeCD (1277) - Coventry, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
Cask at Hail to the Ale, Wolverhampton. TickerTerryDJ (647) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2013
Jet black stout with a good tan to beige head.
Smokey Chocolate and cocoa stout, roasted barley and malt, Only brewed in the winter which is a shame as this is a damn good stout.
Cask,gravity at Redditch Beer Festival,Worcestershire.Poured dark black with a very thin tan head.Roast dark chocolate aroma.Roast chocolate malt taste with a nice dry bitterness.This one went down very quickly as did another straight after,very tasty and enjoyable. ManVsBeer (10969) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2013
Nice roasted aroma but not overstated and similar character in its flavour. Medium bodied. Black with a small creamy head. BlackHaddock (7748) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2012
Hand pulled pint in The Cock Hotel, Wellington on 2nd Feb 2012. Ethereal (2471) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 1, 2008
Really black body, jet black with no hint of redness or ruby hints: this is black. The thin tan coloured head lasted the whole pint.
The nose was of roasted dark chocolate on a bed of peat with a scattering of berrys thrown into the oven as well.
The taste follows the smells only with a drier feel, this is a fairly bitter tasting Stout actually, for roasted think almost burnt chocolate malts and you are there.
The body wasn’t as heavy as the flavours suggest maybe, but it suited the feel correctly: a nice Stout.
Cask at the Wenlock Arms, 19th April 2008, with Chris, Ian, Mes & the gang. Pure black with a little tan foam which leaves lacing. Strong aroma of blackcurrant and roast malt. Fruity on the tongue but with a great dry bitterness. The short finish is the only slight let down. A great stout.
chriso (7536) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2008
Cask (handpump) at the Wenlock Arms, April 2008. A new brewery for me. According to the brewery website this is a November to February seasonal but they have presumably made this one a bit later. Very dark - almost black. Nice smooth malty aroma. Quite dry on the palate. Heavily roasted. Lots of chocolate. Really appealing roasty bitterness on the finish. A very impressive first encounter. harrisoni (19413) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2008
Cask handpull at Wenlock Arms. Black with thin tan head. Very choccy, very bitter from the roasted malt. Some dryness. Slightly smokey. Good stout. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2008
A Mes rate: Cask at the Wenlock. fonefan (51593) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2008
Black as they come with no light penetration what so ever. Very thin tan head but good condition. Massive blackcurrant aroma with a sweet chocolate malt backing. Flavoour of roasty dark chocolate malt, good bitter coffee, a bit of rubber and a sweet yet dry finish. Very good.
Cask (handpump) @ Wellington, Birmingham B2, UK. Clear medium black color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, strong coffee, smoke, peat. Flavor is moderate sweet and heavy to harsh bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft / flat. (110108)