Mr_Pink_152 (568) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Stirchley wines and Spirits. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Rich aroma of dark fruits, and cherry and more cherry. Flavour has more cherry and chocolate almost like a Black Forest gateaux.
wihlan (227) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Delade flaska med VictorStr Fin mörk färg doftade lite chokladigt. Syrlig med en lenhet från whiskeyfaten.
VictorStr (1234) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Delade med Wihlan. Kraftig, hel del cherry. Lite syrlighet mixat med sötma. ABV döljs bra.
AndySnow (2942) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where: Tasting at omhper 20140516.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a small beige head.
Aroma: Raisin, dried fruit, vinous.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Vinous, plum, fruit, chocolate.
zacgillbanks (2168) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This is an inky black beer that pours without a head. It has very rich, powerful red fruit, currants, liquorice flavours with black cherry notes and a warming slight oak and vanilla finish.
Vaiz (3298) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle in Italy. Pitch black pour, almost no head. Aroma is full of roasted malts, licorice, chocolate, coffee, molasses, oak, vanilla, sherry and cherries. Flavor is bitter roasted malts, spicy and with a hint of fruits. Quite boozy, but with a decent body. A bit low on carbonation. Nice brew.
omhper (19239) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Opaque black, viscous no head. Soy sauxe, butter and caramel. Sweet, massive bodied, rounded mouthfeel. Sugary, buttery, syrupy, some sugar and chocolate. Heavy and unrefined.
Turboninja (87) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium-light, a bit stale aroma with sweet cherry, some alcohol, plum and licorice. Dark brown-reddish color with light brown head. Strong taste with a lot of edge in the first bite (some berry). Dark chocolate, syrup, licorice. Quite earthy and bitter flavor. Very complex taste with multiple layers. Wide taste spectrum ans short-medium aftertaste with plum, licorice and some malts. Light palate with medium carbonation.
McNeillR (1122) - SCOTLAND - APR 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque black the slimmest, fading tan head. Rich molasses, boozy and brassy with sweet earthy berry. Initial taste is a cooling choc, diamond sherry sweetness before a staying oatiness. Swaddled malt, oversweet and tinny. Crackling carbonation and an oily overall mouthfeel. Finishing silky, disowning malt and a scratch of boozy sherry. Linger is similar, feathered sweet and oily lightest black pepper.
Bottle, 8562,drank 19th April
Beese (1540) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The last bottle at Euston Tap, London on 28 February 2014. Poured a thick black colour with a dense, creamy, brown head. Aroma was huge; potent black cherry, molasses, black syrup and warming alcohol. Absolutely wonderful. Did not disappoint on the lips, either. Viscous mouth feel - velvet like. Strong flavours of black syrup, burnt sugar, espresso and dark chocolate. The finish is a perfect balance of sweetness and bitter, roasted malt. An almost perfect beer.