Fin (10743) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2008
Cask at The Hop Pole pubs Easter Beer Festival, Aylesbury in the company of Loz, Chris O, Ruth, Barry, Lynn 21-03-08 Good roasted smooth toasty bitterness to this. Pours black with tiny tan head smooth and easy drinking, bit earthy and some bitter chocolate. Good beer that could just have done with a little bit more going on to elevate it into very good beer territory. SHIG (4964) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 5, 2007
Cask 78 Ultimate Glasgow tasting afters pub crawl: Poured a black with very little head. The aroma was light with roasted malt. Taste is dark ale with sweet finish. Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - MAR 26, 2007
Gravity, Banbury Beer Festival. Deep black, just a bit of brown highlights around the edges. Dark tan head. Treacle and Cheerio® aroma, a touch of old laundry. Soft muddy dark flavors, fairly sweet. Some substance to the palate, but dull and lifeless. leaparsons (10657) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2007
Cask, Loughborough Fest 07. Black with a small head. Aromas are earthy roast malts with coffee and winter fruit. Flavours are earthy roast malts with fruity berries. Liqourice with some metal and hints of lemon. Dark chocolate bitterness with some saltiness. RichardGretton (4770) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2007
chriso (7583) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2007
Beer Festival 2007. Black beer with a light head. The aroma is lightly dandelion and burdock, and the flavour is weirdly floral with a dandelion and burdock finish. Overall a weird stout, I do not know what to make of it.
Cask (gravity dispense), Catford Beer Festival, June 2006. Very dark colour, but the mouthfeel is rather lighter than expected. Its also drier than is often the case with Oatmeal stouts. Lots of burnt malt in evidence with a sort of ashy feel that I’ve experienced numerous times but struggle to describe adequately. Bits of dark chocolate and licorice come through in the flavours. The slightly acidic, and distinctly bitter, almost lactic, edge that I picked up in the bottled version is here in cask form too. Something about this beer just didn’t really grab me. I think a fuller body would offset the bitterness better. I notice that I rated the bottle version higher, which is unusual for me, so I wonder whether the condition was less than perfect.
cgarvieuk (25391) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2007
deep black, burnt malt nose, again the flavour has just a bit too much burntness for me TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 9, 2007
Half pint gravity fed at the Battersea Beer Festival, very dark, even syrupy, with a bubbly beige head. A strong rich malty aroma with chocolate. A smooth palate with chocolate malt flavours and a rich finish. A good stout. bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 2, 2006
Cask @ Ealing BF 06: A little watery, can taste the oatmeal, soft coffee without the milk, roasted malt aroma. Not enough body. DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2006
Aroma kicks you with loads of coffee and roasted malts, maybe liquire too. Taste is similar quite bitter, maybe a bit too burnt.