RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2013
330ml bottle. Pours thick, deep black and looks like a stout should do. Strong cocoa and dark chocolate aroma, which comes through well, there’s also treacle and brown sugar deep in the mix, dark fruit and the expected rich roast. It drinks so smoothly, hides the strength so well and reminds me why I love stouts when they’re like this. imdownthepub (15332) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2013
Bottled, 330ml from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Black with tan head. What a wonderful aroma on opening, rich dark chocolate and roasty malts. Sleek pour, quite big on the palate with coffee husk and liquorice, very darkly roasted malt. A bobby dazzler. cinek (414) - POLAND - JAN 29, 2017
tap/weźże. czarne, z obfitą brązową, średnio-grubopęcherzykową pianą, która pozostaje do końca picia, pozostawiając również wyraźny lacing. w aromacie świeżo mielona, kawa, gorzka czekolada, słody palone. w smaku nieznacznie słodkie na starcie, przechodzące w wyraźnie goryczkowe, utrzymujące się na podniebieniu w postaci wyraźnej palonej goryczki, długi aftertaste. mega piwo! zacgillbanks (5506) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2013
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This is an inky black stout with rich chocolate and sweet liquorice flavours, creamy mouthfeel and bitter roasted coffee on the finish. Bottle Conditioned. Beese (3210) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2014
Bottle at Cask, London on 13 April 2013. Poured a thick, pitch black colour with a large, dense tan head. Huge, rich aroma of roasted malt, bitter dark chocolate and some liquorice. Wonderful, full creamy mouth feel. Full bodied flavours of bitter coffee, dense fruit cake and dark fruit. Finish was wonderful espresso bitterness mixed with bitter burnt malt, balanced perfectly with black syrup. Wonderful beer.
sic1314 (4967) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2013
Poured dark viscous brown with a frothy dark tan head. Aroma of roast coffee grinds and dark chocolate. Medium body, flavour of roast malt, bitter coffee with a dry, bitter aftertaste. Ragnampiza (757) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - JAN 26, 2014
330 ml bottle from Ales By Mail, served in a snifter. Bottled on 25-04-2013. Like pouring motor oil, thick, very dark, looks pitch black in the glass with absolutely no light passing through. Wonderfull dark brown fluffy head, good lacing. Not the most powerful and "in your face" aroma, but very complex and subtle, with notes of vanilla, cinnamon, a huge amount of roasted malts, coffee and dark chocolate, plus a hint of dark fruits (think berries). Perfectly balanced in the mouth, with a slight coffee and roasty bitterness that counteract a chocolaty, almost milky sweetness. A light ashy/smoky sensation on the tongue as well. The body is velvety full, with a oily texture that coats the lips, and a soft and gentle carbonation. No trace of the alchool at all, ridiculously well hidden. A damn well crafted foreign stout, nothing more to add! rayaron (1997) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle 330ml. Dark black with nice low brown head. Aroma of coffee and dark chocolate, vanilla. Very rich coffee and chocolate flavor. Creamy texture. Medium to full body. Great foreign stout!