john44 (3392) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2017
Bottle. Opaque black in colour. Very dry, bitter stout. Roast/burnt malty (very dark chocolatey & espresso coffee flavours). Some dark fruit. Rich & tangy. Bitter hoppy throughout. Nice. (2008)
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2011
[500ml bottle, Beers of Europe, King’s Lynn] A deep blackish-red colour on the pour with a thin cream-coloured head. Coffee the predominant aroma, with a touch of ash. Bitter mocha flavours with a slightly smoky aftertaste, ends long and bitter with coffee the predominant flavour. There’s something about it that doesn’t really sit right, however  oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 5, 2010
[email protected]DruncanVeasey (8283) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2009
1st Vaasa CS/ES beer session (thanks JP). Dark brown colour with small beigeish brown head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malts, some slight ashes as well as mild sweet malts. Flavour is roasted malts, some coffee, mild ashes aswell as some slight dark dry fruity notes.
Bottle at The Penguin. Onyx with snowstorm sediment and a thinning white lid. Juicy bramble aroma on burnt toast. Musky hop, apple yeastiness and polythene kicking in. Ribena, ashtray and cold coffee. Fine ashy cocoa and coffee linger. Bit of warm plastic bobbing around. Thinnish, fruity, very nicely charred and dry. Solid smoky stout with bramble splashes. omhper (25740) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2009 Bottled at Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm. Very dark brown, small coarse head. Earthy roasty malt aroma with tart cranberries coming through. Medium sweet with lovely soft mouthfeel. Sadly oncreeping infection dumps traces of vinegar, cranberries and blood, and citric acid comes to top earth and tobacco. Finishes with fairly low bitterness. A beer with lots of potential ruined by infection more than five month before it’s BB date.
Ethereal (2471) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Cask at the Wig & Pen, Norwich, "Post-Xmas Crawl Part 2", 28th Dec 08. Dark brown/black with a little bit of cream head. Great flavour - lots of woodsmoke, liquorice, roasted malt & bitter chocolate. Smooth but a touch watery. Aroma is more berry/fruity. Not quite a classic, but better than average. Svesse (8786) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2008
(Bottle, Monk’s Café, Stockholm, 10 Nov 2008) Very dark, almost black colour with foamy, brief, brown head. Roasted, malty nose with freshly ground coffee, dark chocolate, prunes, raisins, dark rye bread and slightly smoky hints of ashes. Roasted, fruity taste with notes of black-currant, dark cherries and dried fruit. Dark chocolate and coffee in the finish. Low carbonation gives it a flat and rather thin mouthfeel. Not much correlation between aromas and flavours, and to be honest aromas were more promising than the taste could deliver. In short: dark chocolate and coffee weirdly turned into dark, sourish fruit. imdownthepub (15330) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2008
Bottle conditioned, 500ml from Tipples Brewery Bottle Shop, Norwich. Murky black, no head. This and the other tipples beer had been stored correctly in my normal place for 2 weeks. I was dubious when i bought it, very expensively, from the shop, there are bright lights and heating in there. This was off and disgusting, flat, lactic and fatty. Absolutely disgusting. downender (8882) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2008
500ml bottle from Williams Deli, Nailsworth. Almost black in colour with a big, frothy tan head. Aroma of burnt coffee and dark chocolate, Flavour was bitter with plenty of roastiness, a slightly oily mouth feel and a long dry finish. Very good. RichardGretton (4785) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2008
Bottle. Black beer with a malty and lightly roasted aroma. The flavour is smooth and lightly roasted with a bitter finish. Overall a very nice smooth stout.