Beersiveknown (5284) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 12, 2011
Brown black with thin brown head.Very complex nose chocolate, mocha, vanilla, roast barley and chicory. Initially a lot of roast barley and chocolate malt and a hint of smoke. Fairly smooth bodied, but perhaps a little lacking on texture that a bit of extra malt could pack in. Complex chocolate/coffee interaction with sweet malt and a dry, slightly bitter finish. RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
500ml bottle, Coppers, Ncl. Heady licquorice and coffee aromas immediately, chocolate flavours come in pretty quickly and mingle with the strong roasted malt taste. This is a great stout, yes there is some dryness, but I think it’s really well balanced and a great example of some of the fine beers coming out of Cumbria. Mortlach (2335) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle @Il Santo Bevitore (Rome). Deep brown with a big light beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, light mocha, hops, grass, seaweed, wow! Flavour is moderate sweet with a good bitter end, messy notes of chocolate and coffee, bitter and dry end with a touch of smoke and sea salt. Light carbonation. So easy to drink but rich and pleasant! A jewel! DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2013
Live rate. Bottle from Booth’s, Kendal. Reflective tar pour with a luxuriant tan head going nowhere. Full, soft condition; notes of biiter chocolate, iodine, stewed stone fruits and prunes. Fruity, lactic aroma wafting with an assortment of olfactory goodies including vanilla pod, carob, burnt malt loaf, raisiny high cocoa bitter chocolate and dark berries. Not especially dry. Lingers with roasted nut and mocha tones. A fine, full-bodied and satisfying stout I’m throwing down like cocoa... Garrat (1347) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle.Black with a brown head,aroma of dark malt burnt coffee and choc,taste of dark malts smoke vanilla coffee and blackberry,dry and bitter
oh6gdx (26482) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2011
Bottled. Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is liquorice, mild roasted notes as well as some mild dark fruityness. Flavour is liquorice, some mild ashes and dark fruity notes. Nocturne (1992) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2012
500ml bottle. Black with a brown head and some lacing. There’s a powerful roasty, ashy and chocolatey aroma out of the bottle, and more of a vanilla and custard nose once it’s in the glass. My mouth was primed for sweetness but of course it’s actually very dry, which seemed to take a way a lot from the taste. But, hey, it does what it sets out to do. This is a well-balanced and drinkable dry stout that deserves more exposure. imdownthepub (14441) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
Bottled, 500ml from Booth’s in Kendal, Cumbria. Black with big tan head. This is more like it, lots of coffee husk and bitter chocolate notes, heavily roasted malts, drying but not over dry. There is a light nuttiness, almost an almond flavour giving some contrast. Deep and warming, a comfort blanket of a beer. Very good. sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2014
Poured deep dark brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma of roast malt, milk chocolate, coffee grinds. Light to medium body, flavour is sweet berries, chocolate and coffee bitterness. MrBlueSky93 (524) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle from Bier Huis.
Pours Black/Dark Brown, slight reddish tint with a single finger tan coloured head. Aroma of licorice, cream, chocolate, malts, smokiness. Taste of initial malts, chewy caramel then some smokiness, creamy tastes, chocolate, dark fruits, coffee. Just what I like!