Jow (2085) - New York, USA - AUG 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Craigs 2008 and 2011 actually. Pours rich black with nose of dark fruits and chocolate. tastes of rich choclate, plums, licorice, some roasted malt, and hint of leather. velvet palate. id say 2011 was sweeter but both delicious.
SilverfoX (257) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
chocolate, coffee, toast, raisin, apricots from a pitch black body with a thin tan head. Tastes rich, smooth, Divine!!! Christmas pudding with chocolate and whiskey flavours, theres a good reason this beer is my favourite.
Stuu666 (2024) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is chocolate, liquorice, taste is fruity, roast chocolate.
allmyvinyl (3092) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from the brewery via eebria. Pours jet black, thin tan head. Aromas of vanilla, pipe tobacco, leather, liquorice, coffee, cooked plums. Taste is sweet, dark chocolate, more coffee. Rich mouthfeel, oily texture, boozy finish. Really good.
Nisse666 (4141) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Craig the king cons 2014-07-12 Uddingston -many thx Sir!
AR: chocolate pralines, chocolate pudding, vanilla beans, rasins, pruns
AP: opack black colour body, stouthy smooth dark brown steady head
F: smooth feeling, milk chocolate, home brewed coffey whith some milk, soft carbonation, medium bitterness... what a beer ;)
BeerandBlues2 (9588) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle received via trade with cgarvieuk. Pours opaque black with a large, creamy tan head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is prunes, dates and figs, roast and chocolate malt with light earthy hops. Flavor is sweet dark malt dominant, dark fruits, medium hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
MrGGen (308) - ITALY - JUN 6, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Versa nero con una gran schiuma beige cremosa e frizzante. L’aroma è arrosto, di liquirizia, caffè e un pò dii salsa di soia. Molto morbida e corposa. In bocca sa di tostato, come caffè, un po ’di cioccolato, liquirizia e vagamente affumicata. Di alta qualità
Ci voleva dopo aver assaggiato quella schifezza della Slalom.
SarkyNorthener (1788) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Fin and Loz and shared with Richthevillan. Lot 104. Very dark cola like beer, no carbonation and a small head around the rim of the glass. Aroma of faint soy sauce, licorice and dark prunes. Taste is a little leather, licorice, stewed prunes and dark berries. Oily and medium bodied. Slightly sticky. Excellent stuff one of the best.
RichTheVillan (2689) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Fin and Loz shared at home with Sarkynorthener; lot 104, coca cola brown pour with thin tan head, sweet brown sugar aroma, taste is sweet with plain chocolate, some hints of leather and vanilla a trace of coffee, some dark fruity action, very nice.
_angst_ (2688) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy if Hugh. Thanks man! Pours tiny hazy pitch black with a small creamy dark chocolate brown head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is slightly sweet and malty with roasted malts, dark chocolate, burnt caramel, hay, banana bread, chocolate cake, toffee, alcohol, salty liquorice, dark roast coffee and subtle hints of glue. Taste is sweet, slightly bitter and malty with heavily roasted malts, burnt caramel, toffee, bitter chocolate, charred wood, soil, banana / chocolate cake, sweet liquorice hard candy, alcohol and hints of molasses. Mouthfeel is thick, creamy, round, tiny boozy and full bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, burnt caramel, toffee, charred wood, dark roast coffee, sweet liquorice hard candy, hay, soil and hints of chocolate sponge cake, Rich, smooth and incredibly tasty...