john44 (3041) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark Brown / Black. Burnt roasted malts, roast coffee & plain chocolate bitterness. Smooth full flavoured stout. Dry roast coffee & chocolate finish. Good stuff. (2008)
Grumbo (2556) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2017
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, source not recorded. Poured dark brown with a quite large beige head. Aroma is roasted, chocolate, malt and coffee. Quite sweet and medium roasted bitterness. Medium body, texture a bit thin, soft carbonation.
StueyD (1581) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A black coloured beer with reddish-brown tints and a frothy but weak mocha coloured head. I light roasted malt aroma, nutty, burnt sugar and loads of ripe red berry fruit, plus a background hint of smoke. Dry mouthfeel. A big roasted malt flavour, dry nutty, dark bread, burnt sugar and fruity, then a smoky, woody taste comes through towards the end. The finish is long, lingering, and malty. Bottle from Beers of Europe.
Garrold (5075) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Ringstead Village Stores, North Norfolk. As dark as they come. Thin halo of tan coloured head. Liquorice. Roast malt. Hint of coffee. Taste is red fruit, tangy, dry. Slightly watery body. Dry, light bitter finish.
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from Farm ale shop Wells-next-to-Sea. full roast malt aroma, totaly dark, almost no foam, medium bitterness/dryness with light to medium sweetness, medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long dry finish, very nice stout
berkshirejohn (6412) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
50cl bottle, BBE August 2009, from a clear out at the Rose & Crown, Sandhurst. Deep magohany with a cherry glow and a thin ring of translucent head; pleasant vinous aroma; rather thin in the mouth with some fruit, smoke and dry chocolate malts; and lacking finish.
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 31, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, rbesg08 grand tasting in sunny pilsen. very close to black with a thin beige head; watery texture; aroma of trail mix, cocoa powder; some molasses and burnt bitterness but nothing special
shoulderbroken (4255) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Kris Wines. Dark chocolate brown colour with very little head, some golden bubbles. Aroma is chcolate, lots of malt, ovaltine, touch of smoke. Taste is roasty, more smoke, bit of wood and some slight coffee bitterness. No carbonation at all, and is quite a smooth drink. Medium bodied.
planky84 (3153) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Black pour with a beige head. Smoke, wood and coffee aroma. Coffee, smoke and chocolate flavour. Light bitterness. Dry, malt finish.
shrubber85 (11271) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2011
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Sweet molasses malt and wood/charcoal aroma. Opaque brown-black color with no head. Sweet dark chocolate and lightly bitter/smoky herbal hops flavor. Very light palate. Flavor is okay but incredibly light.