Stuu666 (14888) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 21, 2015
Cask at SRAF 2011. Pours black, nose is chocolate, liquorice, roasted malts, taste is sweet, rich chocolate. overtheline (140) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - SEP 7, 2015
330ml bottle, pours a murky deep brown with no real head. My bottle was certainly no gusher. Everything about this beer was slightly flat and dank. Metallic notes on the nose along with some chocolate. A surprising sour note on the palate along with the toasty malts. Under carbonated and a short, flat finish. MissPxx (991) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2014
Very chocolatey and caramel aroma. Dark caramel appearance. Very bitter tasting with a pungent aftertaste.
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Bottle from Cornelius. Brown body with ruby highlights and a beige head. Nice lacing. Aroma of brambles, blueberry jam, mashed strawberry and treacle. The flavour is very fruity and tart - so much so that I’m surprised there’s no fruit used in the brew. Notes of blackcurrant, cranberry, prunes and and a faint hint of rum. Thin body with a watery texture. Light fizz. A very unusual beer - almost like cranberry juice mixed with a Porter. It’s a bit sweet for my taste, but it’s certainly unique. mr_h (5949) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 19, 2013
Cask by handpump at Blackfriars, Glasgow - clear very dark reddish brown, minimal tan head, roasted malt and chocolate aroma, very poor lacing, sharp chocolate and berry fruits flavour, oily texture
zacgillbanks (5506) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2013
Bottle from vvv. This black beer exploded out of the bottle and all over the kitchen floor, only half of the contents remained. It has roasted coffee and chocolate flavours, a sliky mouthfeel and vanilla and oak on the finish. downender (8891) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
Bottle. Like the Brigadier, I suffered a major loss of beer after an explosive opening. Despite having been stored in a dark and cool cupboard for four months after purchase, a third of the bottle’s contents gushed away down the sink. I was left with a sweet, near black stout with some chocolate character but not a great deal to show for 6% ABV. Disappointing. Brigadier (3750) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2013
500 ml bottle
planky84 (3433) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2013
Not only was this a gusher it was a mediocre and bland beer when it finally did settle down. Thankfully because half of it went down the drain on its own I had to drink only a few sips to finish it off. Skip this unless for some reason you’d like to get every single Scottish tick possible.
Aroma / Appearance - After gushing like one of those volcano experiments the liquid that remains is a fluid rich brown color. A reddish tint at the edges reminds me of a dying sunset. Bubbly mocha head is uninspiring as is the aroma of cooled oatmeal cookies and a weak sweetness.
Flavor / Palate - The bubbly mouthfeel is far too carbonated for this style. Oatmeal porridge that was left overnight in the sink blandly fades on the tongue. Everything about this beer is a tease. Don’t treat yourself to history unless you have something modern to drink right after.
Bottle from the Microbar, Manchester... I think...not too sure! Light gush with this one, black pour with a beige head. Chocolate ice cream and rum raisin aroma, most dessertesque. Flavours of dark chocolate, dark fruit and a little coffee. Malt laden finish. Not too bad. Grumbo (3980) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle enjoyed at The Inn Beer Shop, Southport. Very dark brown, with a tan head. Minimal carbonation, smooth and would liken to spiced Christmas Cake infused with chocolate. Not to everyone’s taste (the chap I was drinking with didn’t like it) but I did very much, so I got to finish his too...