FatPhil (17064) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 8, 2017
500ml bottle (Ales By Mail) (7:5:6:3:13=3.4)bartlebier (4123) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 2, 2017
Lovely roasty aroma, but quite gentle and mellow. Black, and a sticky persistent tightish tan head, looks glorious. Taste roastier, some burntness. Light palate, crisp carbonation, decently quaffable. Taste finishes with a somewhat metallic note, and a very dry burntness that spoils it a bit. Oh so English, I've missed stouts like these.
330ml bb02/2018, Middle Farm Cider shop. - Truly an uncompromising Old World recipe stout: leathery and savoury in aroma and even most of its dark fruit flavours. All roast, chocolate and powder coffee notes remain dampened by a blanket of dusty liquorice and a manure-like earthiness, sourish filter/chicory coffee underneath. Thin, but probably historically accurate that way. It takes a while to get used to it, but would be a worthwhile forefather stout to compare with e.g. North Coast Rasputin. I_LUV_BEER (232) - - MAR 3, 2017
Opaque black with medium beige head. Aroma is molasses, coffee, dry fruit. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, bitter-sweet with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Smooth medium body with lively carbonation. Nice stuff! tdtm82 (1701) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2016
Bottle, @Half Pint Gentleman’s place. 24/3/2016.
Leather. Blackcurrants. Prune. Chocolate. A little espresso. A bit thin though. It could do with a bit of time in a barrel. paulfitzs (6) - ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2016 does not count
First tried this on draught couple of years back. Saw it in pub and decided to try. Wow! so glad I did, one of the best examples of a stout you can get. Wonderful, complex flavours going on from start to finish, full flavoured and very, very satisfying. Like the best dark chocolate, take slowly and enjoy. Don’t rush it and take care not to overindulge the palate. This is best judged against mass market stuff, most of which is one dimensional and ordinary by comparison. An excellent winter beer.
RichardGretton (4784) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2016
Bottle. Pitch black beer with a good head. The aroma is well roasted, and the flavour has a bitterness, and roasted coffeeness with some yeasty element. Overall a reasonable stout.
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500ml bottle. Decent and persistent yellowy head for a stout. Aromas of chocolate, coffee and raisin, but not particularly powerful. Some booziness and a medium finish. Flavour is as you might expect if nothing more, some coffee, chocolate, touch of ash, raison. Nice enough, but nothing more. MayumiH (1224) - - OCT 29, 2015
Till she gets to the English coast to the place she loved the most where the spinnakers on boats are filling out.. Spit it out the Maccabees 47574xeCD (1262) - Coventry, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2015
500ml bottle at home. Poured black with a decent tan head. Standard stout with roasted chocolate coffee notes. Semi dry but lacking a distinctive flavour and aroma. allmyvinyl (10995) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2015
500ml bottle from Ales by Mail. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, charcoal. Taste is roasted bitter, very dark chocolate. Bitter finish.