harrisoni (19534) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2010
Cask handpull at The Pheasant, Ashford. Black with brown edges, lasting cream head. Some nice choc, on an ok aroma. Light in mouth, more a roasted dark mild than a stout. Quite roast on the finish. maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2010
Cask conditioned handpump Racehorse Northampton. A black stout with a good off-white bubbly head. Some slightly roasty malt notes in the aroma together with a dash of vegetation. Roasty in the mouth and in spite of it needing more depth, there’s an unexpected dash of citrus at the end. Hmmm. DanielBrown (4563) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2010
Hand pulled at the White Swan, Oldbury. Smooth fluffy head and mouthfeel. Pleasant enough gentle stout flavour up to a point; then gets a little plasticky on the finish. Burnt kitchen worksurface. Usual Wychwood harsh undertone. Subsequent sips lead me to believe that there isn’t that much flava. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2009
A Mes rate. Cask at Baker Street Hobgoblin. Fin (11047) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2009
Almost black mahogany coloured with a thin beige head. Slight eggy sulphurous but a decent dark malt base keeps it on track. Plenty of liquorice, lots of burnt malt and a decent bitterness in the finish. Better than their usual rubbish but no show stopper.
Cask at the The Flowerpot, Hurley? Berkshire, on the latest leg of the Thames Tipple 11-04-09 Pours dark brown with a light beige head. Roasty and slightly nutty tasting, really good ground coffee flavours, some burnt wood. Far better than I was epxecting, not bad at all. A6 A3 F7 P4 Ov14 3.4
imdownthepub (15518) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2009
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Flat, Dark Brown no head. Really thin for a stout, virtually tasteless apart from a little background bitterness, tinny, what on earth is this about?