niquillis (2752) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2013
On cask at The Holy Inadequate, Stoke on Trent. Pours black with a smooth tan head. In your face with roasts, a vanilla balance, hoppy tang. A cracking stout, very moreish. leaparsons (10765) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2005
Cask, Peterborough Fest 05. Very dark brown with a bubbly beige head. Aromas are dry roast malts, coffee with licourice and berries. Flavours are sweetened black coffee, dry and earthy with licourice and pretty juicy fruitiness. Hints of chocolate, too. An addictive stout. FatPhil (17079) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 24, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2010 Cask (Angleterre, Helsinki)Ethereal (2471) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 27, 2010
Black, small head. Pleasant soft roasty aroma. Full bodied, and tasty, well-balanced English stout. (6:4:7:4:13=3.4)
Rerate: Cask (GBBF2010)
8 Rich smooth milk-chocolatey aroma, bacon later.
5 Black, glorious creamy tan head
7 Retronasals roasty, and quite burnt generally
4 Soft palate, carbonation low. Finish very burnt and a little ashy. Some mashy grains too.
14+ Big, but soft - it’s a cuddly grizzly bear of stouts.
Cask at the Battersea Beer Festival, 10th Feb 2010. Pure black with an oily, slick feel. Very smooth. Orgasmically delightful taste... well, that’s what my notes say but I suspect I was pretty far gone at this stage of the evening! maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2010
Cask conditioned handpump Swan & Rushes Leicester. A really good looking beer which is black with a beige head. There is coffee, roasted malts and dark chocolate in the good aroma. A very bitter taste follows with coffee and burnt fruit. Pretty good.
wyzzywyz22 (2752) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2010
Cask, Telegraph Inn, New Brighton. Deep dark brown looks with a thin tan head. Roasted malt, dark fruit and dark chocolate notes in the flavour and nose with a hint of booze. Nice n’smooth. Dry bitter finish. Tasty, moreish and well rounded stout. Mr_Pink_152 (5547) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2015
Tried at the Nottingham beer festival 2015. Black colour with a tan head. Roasted malt aroma and fruity taste. chriso (21656) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2005
Very deep ruby colour - not quite black. Plenty of espresso coffee in the aroma. Roast malt and coffee on the palate. Fairly bitter, finishing on the sharp side. Not the fullest stout but pretty impressive. Cask (gravity dispense), Reading Beer Festival, April 2005.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2009 1. Cask Stillage at Edgeley Park, Stockport 03/06/2005
Black slightly rich on the palate and strong in alcohol. Some dryness and roast malt in a crisp bitter finish.
2. Cask Handpump at the George & Dragon, Great Budworth 06/12/2006
Some roast aroma. Black smooth on the palate slightly fruity and rich. A little dryness in a creamy bitter roast finish.
3. Cask Stillage at the Civic Hall, Nantwich Beer Festival 28/09/2007 (Champion Beer Of Cheshire competition)
Thick tan head. Slight roast aroma. Black and a little rich on the palate with some alcohol present. Crisp and bitter lasting roast finish.
4. Cask Handpump at the GBBF Earl’s Court, London 09/08/2008
Small beige head. Fruit and roast aromas. Black and slightly bitter with some alcohol present. Lasting burnt roast malt finish.