oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2008
[email protected]cgarvieuk (26077) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 18, 2008
Deep brown colour, mediumsized brown head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, roasted malts and mildlicorice. Flavour is at first very much dark fruits, wood and then turns smoked/roasted malts and has some dark sour coffee in it.
Cask on the Sheffield, on RateBeer Valley of Beer Crawl ’08...deepred black,light malt,sweet cheerry malts, nice roast, little sweet Christian (13861) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2009
Black with a lasting off-white head. Fruity and roasted aroma with chocolate. Dry and roasted flavour with some licorice. Lasting burnt finish. Ethereal (2471) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 27, 2010
Cask at the Battersea Beer Festival, 10th Feb 2010. Near black. Little bit of tan head. Musty, stale coffee nose with a bit of hops. Dry at the start and maybe actually lacking a malty punch. I liked it though and would definitely drink it again. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2008
A Mes rate: Gravicask at Battersea Beer Festival.
KimJohansen (10497) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
Totally balck and opaque with a thin bubbly head. Coffee, dark malt and lovely rich and bitter dark chocolate. Nice but it’s just not quite tarry and oily enough and the mouthfeel is a little on the thin side. Decent stuff but could be a lot better.
Near black with medium beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, chocolate and coffee notes. Sweet flavor with roasted malt, coffee and a bit of smoke. Ends dry. SaintMatty (7555) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2011 Cask (GBBF 2008) - Black in colour. Coffee aroma with a hint of liquorice. Roasted taste with coffee and liquorice and some lightly smoked notes. Excellent. anders37 (27237) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2011
Cask @ GBBF 2010. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish. Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2005
Note: Salamander also brew another stout (Black Stuff) that is also 4.5%. BeerMad lists these as different beers and they taste different to me.. Black stout. Straight up stoutish aroma. Slightly sweet to taste with subtle darjeeling notes. chriso (7536) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2005
Very deep, dark, brown colour. Roasted, coffee tinged, aroma, although its quite subtle. Fairly dry, with bitter chocolate in the flavour. Not particularly full bodied, but very pleasant. Cask (gravity dispense), Battersea Beer Festival, February 2005.