BeardedAvenger (949) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2017
Bottle from Beautiful Beer, Bury-St-Edmunds. Spicey, fruity aroma over the top, with a waft of chocolate. And a boozy hit. Dark, glossy, almost muddy. Thick frothy dark beige head. Light bitter with a creamy edge at first. A boozy bitter kick appears into the finish. Thick bodied. Creamy. Sticky. Low key carbonation. Long, astringent finish. The alcohol makes itself known. A beer two halves: understated at first, then the raw 9.6% takes effect. Found the latter off-putting at first, before I aclimatised. Davros IX (416) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2017
2016 catch up - A very smooth, flavoursome and tasty imperial stout. This is a classy beer that has a lot of flavours of malt, coffee, chocolate and tar. And so smooth! The quality of the beer is fantastic. Grumbo (3454) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2017
From cask at the 26th East Anglian Beer & Cider festival, Bury St Edmunds. 9.2%. Pours black with a lasting beige head. Aroma of banana, roasted malt, chocolate, rum truffle, dark jammy fruits, light liquorice and alcohol, and burnt toffee. Medium to heavy sweetness, moderate toasted bitterness. Full bodied, slick texture, soft to flat carbonation, So good! stevoj (5358) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 25, 2017
330ml bottle thanks to Colin. Inky, oily black pour, small beige head. Deep, rich smoky malts, coffee, anise. Taste is pure roasty sweet malts. slick and slippery. Simple stout, but pure and genuine. One of the best. hohops (1047) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2017
Appearance- jet black, a half-finger tan head which gradually fades. Looks the part. Aroma- chocolate fudge, vanilla, Black Forest gateaux, coffee, tiramisu, woody notes, chocolate biscuits, slight boozy notes, more vanilla, marshy land. Taste- thick boozy chocolatey milkshake. Leather, vanilla, brownies, caramel, fudge cake, burnt treacle, rich coffee, scorched malt. Mouthfeel is thick, rich and chewy. Sweet dark malty finish, with cherry hints. Woody malt, trace of smoke. Excellent.
BuckeyeBoy (8172) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 24, 2017
330ml bottle thanks to Steveoj. Pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is ash roast malts black licorice. Taste is more of the nice roast ash black licorice molasses. Very nice. Holmen1 (6115) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2017
Flaske delt med Steven, hos ham: nesten helt sort med fint skum. Vidunderlig aroma og smak med enorm fylde og laang ettersmak. Mørk sjokolade, dessertkaffe, lakris, vanilje og andre godsaker i perfekt blanding. Life is good. jjsint (3315) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2017
Gravity cask at the CAMRA National Winter Ales. Festival 2017, Norwich. Black with a tan head. Smell is almost entirely dominated by sweet liquorice but the taste is far more complex: salted caramel, peanut brittle, yeast extract. Long sweet and salty finish. Oily body. Wow. A brilliant strong stout. thomat (3984) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2017
Cask @ NWAF 2017. Very dark brown with a tiny brown head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt, fruit, coffee and hops. Full body with a very nice bitter / fruity finish. andrepintado (3543) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JAN 23, 2017
Bottle from beautiful beers. Color is dark. Head is thin and brown. Medium bitterness, light sweetness. Medium body. Very silky. Finish is long and medium dry. Medium carbonation. Aroma is wood, chocolate, vanilla, fresh herbs. Flavour is liquorice, chocolate, light coffee, light roasted, chili. Great beer!