zacgillbanks (5299) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2012
Bottle from Coppers in Newcastle. Black with a thin tan head. Rich dark chocolate and liquorice flavours with a roasted coffee and chocolate finish. Great! DruncanVeasey (8239) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2012 Live rate. Bottle from Alexander Wines, Coventry. Glossy black with a filthy grey-tan cap going nowhere. Cool label, too: bonus point. Smells like burnt liquorice, scraped toast, Neopolitan ice cream, passing locomotive. Outstanding, deeply roasted, high cocoa melted in espresso taste reminiscent of a Struise or De Molen imperial twice as strong....great to get that intensity of flavour without the burn of alcohol. Maybe some softly spoken US hop presence in there, too. Dabs of blackberry and nosebleed. Beautiful. Grumbo (3109) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
Bottle shared at the Beer Emporium, Bristol. Pours black with a medium sized tan head. Lovely aroma of roasted chocolate, coffee, malts and biscuit. Very smooth, light carbonation, slight roasted bitterness to finish. Very much enjoyed. Dommod2011 (706) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
I’m a rebel. A soul rebel. I’m a conqueror. Soul adventurer. This is my manifesto. This manifesto on the other hand is a delicious, roasted, dry as a bone stout. No fish moobs though. ladnewton (1979) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2013
Cask at Craft Beer Co, Islington (CBI) on 26th January 2013. Virtually black with orangey-white head and lacing bands. Thick roasty aroma. Roast, burnt malt and smoke in-mouth, bitter roasty finish with tart smokiness. Smooth mouthfeel with medium body. Exquisite.
Theydon_Bois (19787) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2012
Cask at the Cask, Pimlico - 11/09/12.
Very dark brown approaching black with a thin dirty mocha head which retained well.
Dark roasted malts on the nose and a good amount of coffee.
Taste matches, lots of roast malt and coffee allied to some molasses and licqourice.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation leading to a dry finish.
Great stout and one to revisit. FatPhil (16382) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 26, 2012
Gravicask (PBBF2012, Thurs)Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2012
Lovely rich roasty aroma. Black, with a persistent tan head. Great roast, so mellow, so full. Palate is really full, rich, and, erm, full. Classic UK stout. I really really like this!
Bottle from Great Grog. A jet black stout with a great thick tan head. Aroma of roasty malt, chocolate and burnt toast. Similar flavours with a little piney hop character also. Alcohol is quite prominent with moderate carbonation. Nicely bitter with a long roasty, burnt toast linger. Very nice. harrystrill (91) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2012
Had on tap, very dark and almost thick, roasty chocolate and smooth very drinkable despite the strength evergreen0199 (3408) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2012
Cask at Euston Tap, London. A black coloured pour with a healthy beige head on top. Roasty, malty aroma. Tastes roasty, malty, some coffee and chocolate, fruity and a pleasant bitterness. A quite superb rich tasting stout which I will definitely seek out again.