DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2010
Aroma is fine liquorice, mild coffee and roast malt, deep brown, hint of red at the sides, pretty lace. Flavour is roast coffee and malt with a touch of cocoa.Light bodied, balanced, good bitterness, easy to sup, dry finish. Pretty good version. madmitch76 (24805) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2010
2nd December 2008. Very dark brown beer - light just passes through. Doesn’t look or feel like a stout! A little dark malt but fruity and tangy rather than roasty or chocolatey! Not bad but it ain’t a stout! Ungstrup (37569) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2009
Bottled at RBESG 2009. A deep red beer with a tan head. The aroma is sweet with notes of roasted malt and caramel, and so is the flavor. DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2011 1. Cask Stillage from the Cellar at the New Oxford, Salford 07/12/2007
Rich and fruity aroma. Dark red coloured strong in alcohol and rich on the palate with a crisp and bitter slightly dry lasting finish.
2. Cask Handpump at the Six Chimneys JDW, Wakefield 22/12/2007
Slightly sweet roast aroma. Beige head. Dark coloured a little rich on the palate and fruity. Initially some sweetness but leads to a bitter finish.
3. 500ml Bottle at Home 18/01/2009
Some carbonation. Caramel aroma. Mid brown coloured smooth and slightly sweet on the palate with a treacle flavour. A little burnt roast in a crisp and bitter finish.
4. 500ml Bottle at Home 17/03/2011
Roast aroma. Dark coloured a little rich smooth and sweet on the palate with a treacle flavour. Dry and bitter roast finish. Christian (13670) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2009
Brown with a lasting off-white head. Aroma of toffee, malt, and brown sugar. Dry, sugary caramel flavour with some roasted and burned notes in the finish.
rauchbier (3889) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2009
Bottlle, from Rhythm & Booze in Barton. Deep red brown, good lasting creamy beige head and gentle condition. Sweet toffee and roast malt in the nose with some background herbal hoppiness. Quite dry and biscuity in the mouth with hints of roast and burnt toffee but little apparent sweetness, more lingering dry burnt bitterness in the finish with some vague liquorice notes TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 26, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2008 Bottle (in NZ), pours a ruby-tinted black with a creamy beige head. Roasted malt on the nose, coffee, and a sweetness akin to some whiskeys. Overly sweet roasted malt on the palate, but becomes more dry and bitter in the swallow. Tobacco and aniseed in the finish. Re-rated - lighter this time, with more coffee flavour. Very easy to drink. Lunkie (1934) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2008
Sweet malt hop honey aroma. Black colour with no head or lacing. Malt sweet flavour with strong malt aftertaste. Smooth palate. imdownthepub (14552) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2008
Bottle conditioned, 500ml from Booths of Longton, Lancs. Dark brown towards black with tan head. Sweetness, treacley aroma with a treacle pudding type character in the body. Toffee, caramel mixed with darker roasted coffee notes. Full ond tarry in the finish, a very decent stout. greig (253) - Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 4, 2008
A tasty beer from Ossett. Nice caramel nose, and delicious roasty flavour without being astringent or overly bitter. One of the better stouts I’ve had and I’m not a big fan of the style. Marked down overall only for hints of petroleum (yes really) in the nose and on the palate. Otherwise, a great beer from my favourite English county!