Hopalong1978 (1) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2016 does not count
Love this; creamy, roast barley, licorice deliciousness in a glass. Appearance is jet black with a creamy head, which stays thick and velvet to the last gulp! The aroma is of sweet, roasted barley and licorice. This is a beer you can take your time with. At 5.5% it is getting towards the stronger beers, meaning you don’t want to rush into it. Take your time and enjoy. MayumiH (1214) - - MAR 16, 2016
Cask at London Drinker Beer Festival. Liquorice, dark fruit. Nice blend of hops and roasted malts. Dry and piney. Quite enjoyable. BeerViking (4908) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2016 Cask at London Drinker 2016, black with a white crema, nose is coffee with a hint of red fruit. Dry and roasty, with a fruity sweet edge. Burnt liquorice and faintly cocoa finish. niquillis (2752) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2015
Cask at Railway, Portwood, Stockport. Pours black brown with a tan head. Nice bitter roast, coffee kick, a tad thin. Good stout. downender (8687) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2015
Cask conditioned at the Lime Kiln, Bristol 4/6/2015. Jet black in colour, with a creamy, tan, head. Plenty of chocolate, liquorice, and some roasted malts in the finish. Very good.
ManVsBeer (10656) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
Cask @ Ashton Arms, Oldham. Black with a thick creamy off-white head. Has a slightly soapy roasted malt aroma and taste affecting its flavour. The_Osprey (8211) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Gravity cask at Twickenham Beer Festival. Black, big bubbly tan head. Aroma is light, some ’juicy fruit’ chewing gum. Body is medium, smooth, slightly foamy. Taste is twiggy, a little butter and toffee, lemon rind and straw hop. Very drinkable. Good. Best beer on the day. Niall73 (2434) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
Gravity pour at Beer Rebellion, Gipsy Hill (08/06/14). Pours a dark brown/black with a tan head. Aroma is coffee with a hint of dark choc. Medium body, light carbonation. Light coffee, light toffee, lemon, a little soy sauce, some gassiness. OK. undercurrent25 (2149) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2014
Pours a black colour, taste is of roasted malts and has a pronounced bitterness to it, good tombyars (1702) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2013
Tasted this stout at the Troon Beer Festival in October 2013. Cask, gravity dispense. Dull black in colour with a thin buff head. Distinct aroma of mocha coffee in the long aroma. Thin oily mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark malt complex gives a chocolate sponge base with notes of black coffee, liquorice and roast grain. There is a hint of dusty hop flowers in the aftertaste but this is short in intensity. Finish is malty with dry liquorice flavours dominating the palate. Not as complex nor full bodied as I would like for 5.5% but a decent enough stout none the less.