ManVsBeer (10951) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2017 Pizd (435) - Merseyside, - SEP 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle): Pours a pitch black with a medium tan head. Big smokey, roasted malt aroma, chocolate, touch of espresso. Coffee, roasted malt, burnt and roasty notes, dark chocolate and a touch of vanilla in the taste. Really smooth to drink, a touch of bitterness on the finish. Fantastic, much better than anticipated.
Cask @ Flowerpot, Mirfield. Very dark with steady, and stated roasted malts. downender (8891) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2017
Cask-conditioned at the Woolpack, York 20/1/2017. Near black in colour, with a tight, beige, head. Sweetish chocolate, hay, plenty of roasted malts and a touch of coffee before a moderately dry finish. Enjoyable. HogTownHarry (7065) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - MAR 26, 2017
September 20, 2015 - at Craft (Clerkenwell) on Waiting For Garthicus Day. Handpull cask. Inky brown-black opaque pour, smallish tan head - some legs. Light treacle/deep roast aroma - not much specific coffee or chocolate, just ... roast; some fruitiness. Taste actually reminded me a bit of ink, some tar, light coffee and moderate alcohol - like an imperial porter - thankfully not that sweet, just middling roast. Slick, undercarbonated, sticky finish - interesting fruit, coffee, slightly burnt sweetness - another good one. MrTipple (6464) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2017
Dark, toasted malts, filter coffee, cacao, charcoal. Very, dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Light bitter. Chocolate, dark, toasted malts, soft carbonation, medium bodied, bitter finish. Nice Stout, well-balanced, goof aroma. Cask at Craft Beer Co, Covent Garden. sound67 (784) - Offenbach, GERMANY - FEB 17, 2017
Cask at The Derby Winter Ales Festival, Feb. 17, 2017. Dark brown with a frothy beige head. Sweet milk chocolate, vanilla and nuts on the nose. Oily texture, medium body. Sweet at the start, with strong liquorice and milk chocolate. Mild bitterness toward the middle, with dark cocoa over rum fruit. Finishes a bit on the sour side, exidized coffee. Aftertaste too is bitter and a but sour, but with lingering sweetness on the side. Very good stout.
berkshirejohn (6655) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2015
Cask at the Queens Head, Kings Cross. Sooty black with a loose tan head; aroma of richly roasted malts with some chocolate; dry and sharply bitter, with lots of roasted malts and some coffee grounds; then a gentle warmth to finish. Very moreish. tombyars (1768) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2015
Tasted this at the Paisley Beer Festival on the 23rd April 2015. Cask, gravity dispense. Black ruby in colour with a thin creamy buff head. Strong malty aroma with notes of Ribena fruit present in the nose. Thin oily mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark malts deliver a complex maltloaf base with juicy fruit notes of Victoria plum, blueberry and bramble present in the mouth. There is a dry grassy note to the hop resins present in the bitter aftertaste which quickly fades away into the malt element. Finish is malty with plum fruit still evident on the palate along with a drier, plain chocolate flavour as well. This is a complex stout with unusual strong fruit notes, highly recommended. johnggg (43) - middx, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
cask at Clapton hart.pours black,roasted malts dryish aftertaste.good body. nice beer gegwilson (3800) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle from a farm shop in Castleford. Pours black with a frothy tan head. Nice liquorice and coffee aroma. The flavour is bitter and spicy with lots of liquorice, especially in the lingering finish. Full flavoured but lacking in body. AshtonMcCobb (6916) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle from Crafty Pint.
Appearance - opaque black with a thin crema head.
Nose - dark chocolate with a tangy sauce thing too.
Taste - more of the same same. Complex and interesting.
Palate - medium bodied with an oily texture and a dry salty finish.
Overall - I’ll say it again. Interesting and complex.