chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2006
Bright bottled from cask (gravity), Reading Beer Festival, April 2006. Not the fullest or blackest (more a very deep ruby) stout. Light coffee and cooking chocolate aroma. Flavours major roasty, burnt malt and bitter chocolate. Light mouthfeel with a lasting, very dry, finish, tending towards acidic. Some mocha notes in the aftertaste. If you are looking for a velvety, mellow stout, this ain’t your boy, but I rather liked it. A few days in a plastic bottle don’t seem to have done it too much harm.
Fin (10539) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2006
05-05-06 Bottle picked up at Sainsburys. It’s easy to see why this has picked up champion bottled beer of britain as it proclaims to have done twice on its label. A very good stout that as I can recall differs little from it’s cask brother wonderful woody flavour and nice roastiness, perhaps a bit on the dry side for me a maybe a bit thin but thats just my preferences, there is no denying from this is really good. kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2006
Cask @ Reading 06: Nice roast, choco and earthy hops. A little chalky in feel, but still moreish. Black in colour. iammadeofjelly (194) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2006
Yummy stout, has the characteristic soily taste as most stouts, more taste than guinness, head doesn’t last. Delicious. Skinnyviking (9569) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 22, 2006
Bottle. Brown lasting head. Black body. Spicy choccolate flavor. Smoky liquorice flavor.
xjaja (14) - FINLAND - MAR 19, 2006
Kohtalaisen juotava Stout. Maistuu hyvin perinteikkäältä.
Kyseistä stoutin kaltaista tuotti Titanikilla sijainnut panimo.
mabjork (692) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 17, 2006
Bottled. Dark brown / black in colour. Minor beige head.It has a fresh aroma of roasted malt, some vanilla and fruit and you can sense a background sourness. The flavour consists of roasted malt, BUT what really strikes me is the carbonation and an underlying sweetness It has a sweet an fresh aftertaste. I really enjoyed this one JoePop (3) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2006 does not count
From bottle only courtesy of my mate Scottie K. Aroma-coffee, Appearance had a full body. Flavor - medium bitterness similar to Beamish. Palate - full body, Overall a nice stout. fiulijn (20492) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2006
Black color, the head disappears quickly. Aroma of roased malt, chocolate and vanilla. The body is a bit too thin, with a lot of roasted malt and some chocolate; too much bitter without being interesting. DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2010 1. Cask Handpump at the Beer House, Manchester 06/09/2001
Dark coloured and smooth on the palate. Roast malt finish.
2. Cask Handpump at the Marble Arch Inn, Manchester 20/07/2002
Black and strong in alcohol. Some bitterness. Slightly dry full roast finish.
3. Cask Handpump at Northwich Victoria FC Marstons Arena, Wincham 12/06/2010
Big roast aroma. Beige head. Black a little rich on the palate and strong in alcohol with a dry and slightly bitter roast finish.