BlackHaddock (7696) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2013
Hand-pulled pint in my local Wetherspoons on 26 Apr 2013.
Pours a lovely dark brown/deep ruby red: a creamy head sets it off nicely. Lacing clung to the glass better than sweat on a steamy window, and with a better odour!
I like it when Salopian brew their darker beers (as Wilf, the owner knows): this was just up my street. Trouble is (for me anyway) the golden brews fly out the brewery door and his darker, maltier beers take some shifting at times: other Shropshire brewers are telling me the same thing and only brew golden beers currently.
Roasted/toasted/slightly burnt molasses fill the nose and taste buds. The rich yet dry body seems to ooze dark berry flavours and they in turn enhance the coffee and chocolate traces that appear towards the end of each sip. cgarvieuk (25992) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2012
UPDATED: APR 19, 2017 cask at reading ... dark brown ...spice big hop ... soft pine zezt hop ... light roast .. pine hop ... nikce but its a black ipa.....
Cask at the hanging bat... Dark black.. Thin tan lacing... Dark ro.. Big pine roast malts nose... Dark dry roast.. Light soapy pine.. Sweet chocolate malts 3.7 BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 26, 2012
[cask at the Volunteer Arms, Musselburgh] Deep brown beer with a bubbly white head – looks like a pint of Coca Cola! Aroma of chocolate, nuts, raisins and caramel. Similar flavours – but there’s a lot going on here, some coffee too. Decent bitter hoppy finish. Glad I took a punt on this, having not had much experience with Salopian beers before – it was lovely  leaparsons (10765) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2013
Cask, Cow & Plough, Stoughton. Near black with a cream dense foam. Aromas are coffee and nutty notes with floral pine. Berries with light earthiness and grapefruit. Flavours are coffee and pine with grapefruit. Fruity with cocoa nibs and creamy oak. Dark chocolate with hints of caramel. Very nice. nuplastikk (6456) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2017
Tap at Craft Beer Clerkenwell. Awesome deep roast malt tones. Thick, steady, rusty beige head. Delicious. World Class. Sweet and chewy.
kermis (14566) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2017
Cask at Craft Clerkenwell. Black with a bubbly tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee and ripe dark fruits. Flavour is light moderate sweet and above moderate bitter. Medium bodied with very soft carbonation. The_Osprey (9159) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2017
Cask handpull at CBC Clerkenwell as Salopian Requiem. Black opaque, foamy light town head. Aroma is light mango, cheesy hops. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is ashy, chocolate, some floral lime hops, light paprika, earthy. Lovely balance. Great stout. Vladivostok (491) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2017
Nice creamy stout with just enough sweetness to balance out the roast malts. Not sure why but I haven’t drunk many stouts recently. This one was good enough to make me have a re-think. FatPhil (17080) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 1, 2013
Cask (Kitty’s, Helsinki)
Lovely rich malty aroma, a touch porridgy and mashy, slight perfuminess, and some breakfast cereals. Looks great - dark red and a persistent loose tane head. Taste is WOW! This is a lovely well-aged porter, except that it’s also got the great roast and bitterness that justifies the "stout" moniker. Finish continues the burnt aspects, but the late finish has a huge dry earthy butteriness. So wonderfully full in the mouth. And the finish, with its dryness lasts a long time, almost acrid it’s so biting after a whole pint. Finish is looooooooong.