john44 (3311) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2017 garthicus (2939) - Dublin, - FEB 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask. Appearance: Pitch black, mocha head. Aroma: wow, black pepper, chocolate, coffee that’s sat on the warmer all day, jerky, meat, smokey. Smells great. Flavour:Sour, old coffee, chicory, tangy, lots of spicy black pepper, a little salty with a long coffee finish.
Bottle. Black in colour. Very Malty; roasty malts, coffee, dark chocolate, liquorice. Very peppery and spicy. Hoppy; earthy and spicy hops. Sweet roast malty peppery with assertive spicy hops. Dry roast peppery finish. Enjoyed this. Very drinkable. Nice Stout! (2011-01-30)
madmitch76 (25286) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
13th May 2014PaulW (105) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2013
Opaque black - brown beer, few tan bubbles for a head. Palate is light and crisp. Lightly sour Dr Pepper fruits kick off, light seltzer. Some peppery spice. Light dry finish. An odd stout but tasty and pretty drinkable.
Pours deep an dark with a thin lacing which is slightly beige. The aroma is wood smoke and dark chocolate. After an initial taste of same the hops come through and are a little astringent but that seems to add to the ashen quality. The finish is a little spicy with a definite warming hint...that’ll be the pepper then. Full bodied even at 5.5% and a sip and savour beer. Sizzler80 (502) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 2, 2013
Cask@Kavanaghs. Jet black pour, decent tan head. Aroma: roasted malt, bitter coffee, chicory, black pepper, smoky bbq. Taste: smoky, meaty, sweet from the malty/fruit sweetness. Pepper in abundance. Hint of "old" coffee. Really good. arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Got a small glass of this from a bottle a friend brought back from England. Dark black, standard stout appearance. Smell of strong black pepper and nothing else, not good. The flavor was pure black pepper, overwhelming and disgusting. This was one of the worst beers I have tasted in my life, so bad.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-07-2012 16:19:19 jamesie1857 (1975) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2012
Cask at Three Tuns, Dronfield - a good solid, meaty stout, with a good smoky taste. looks good with the black body and lasting tan head, but not much of the promised pepper. Good. Very good. ng9beermonkey (43) - ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2012
Peppery obviously, dry, ok at first but had had enough by the end. Not for me I’m afraid tombyars (1744) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2012
Tasted this at the Esquire House, Glasgow (JDW) in April 2009. Cask, handpump dispense. Dull black in colour with a open white head. Strong overpowering aroma of black pepper. Thin oily mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark malts give a vague maltloaf base with beef olive spices to the fore. Hop resins compliment the pepper in the aftertaste surprisingly well. Warm tingling flavour of spice through to the finish. Never a classic session stout though - one is enough. Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - NOV 28, 2011
Sheffield. Black with small but firm brown head. Sweet malty aroma, with some choclated, roasted notes and licorice. Flavour is more itnense than the aroma. Roasted malt, chocolate, quite bitter. Nice.