tdtm82 (1701) - Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2009
Good English stout. Malt, yaest, chestnuts, burnt biscuits,oak, coffee and caramel on the nose. Very smooth texture, medium mouth feel. Pours jet black with smooth creamy head on top. Very nice creamy head texture. Can taste the hoppy notes, could do with more hops actually.
Coffee, caramel, chustnuts and dark toffee on the pallete. Not exceptional but a very solid session stout. Please ensure this is conditioned warm. Would like to have this on tap as it would be a good winter warmer. Geiserich (4532) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAY 13, 2009
Bottled: Black color, nearly no, off-white head. Aroma is full of roasty malts, cold coffee and burnt toast. Flavor has a sourly base, roasty notes too with roasty and hop bitterness in the finish. Not very well balanced. heavy (2890) - Split, CROATIA - APR 28, 2009
09/04 0.5 l bottle courtesy of ogivlado, thanks for sharing! It poured very dark reddish-black body with medium sized to smaller brown head. Aroma is fine, coffee malty with some chocolate and dark fruits. Some acidity here, but in its flavor as well. Fine woody and caramel maltiness dominates here, and it would be really nice if not so thin bodied. Finish was short then, some acidity more pronounced here. OK, but a bit too boring as lacks body. ogivlado (7856) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 25, 2009
Bottled(500ml). -Black coloured, small cappuccino head, light roasted coffee nose. Dry coffee, mild chocolate and roasted malt taste with bitter finish. One-dimensional and weak stout, and to be honest I’ve expected much more. Marko (5753) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 10, 2009
0.5l bottle courtesy of ogivlado (thanks!), shared with him and heavy
Miksu (5053) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2009
Poured a black body with almost no head (off white). Light nose, sweetish. Coffee & malt. Relatively acidic, dry coffee taste, a bit ashy, going long in the aftertaste, simple. Fine slightly woody maltiness but too acidic for its own good. Not unpleasant but a bit unbalanced. Not my type of stout.
0.5 l bottle at Stockholm Beer Festival 2008. Black color. Sweetish, coffeish, toasty and biscuity aroma. Coffee bigtime in the flavor with some toasty and charred notes as well. thewolf (12631) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2008
Bottle @ Beer Exposed, September 2008.oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2008
[my 100th stout, the 10th style to reach a century]
Pours deep brown with a small, creamy, beige head. Aroma is softly roasted, some clear, sweet oatmeal. Light chocolate as well. A bit hin mouthfeel. Flavour is malty, with a rather dry chocolate and cocoa finish.
Bottled@SBWF2008 (My rating #1000 for England). Black colour, small beigeish brown head. Roasted malts, tobacco and some caramelly notes. Flavour is sweet fruits, roasted malts and some mild coffee and burnt wood. Otherwise nice, but has a quite thin and watery body. weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2008
Bottle. Dark brown, almost black with very thin short lasting head. In my opinion, not a good stout. A little roasted malts and coffee but nothing really doing much for me. Didn’t like this one, perhaps it’s just me. Svesse (8613) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2008
(Bottle, Monk’s Café, Stockholm, 28 Aug 2008) Black colour with brief, pale brown head. Roasted, malty nose with notes of coffee, cocoa and dried fruit. Roasted, malty taste with coffee, ashes and a dry coffee bitterness in the finish. Fairly thin body, but nice, dry and tasty stout.