cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at chrisO.. Deep brown black.. Thin tan lacing.. Soft dark chocolate.. Soft roast meaty malts nose.. Soft dark fruits... Dark roast.. Dark chewy malts... Mellow sweet roast dark chocolate
RichardGretton (4296) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black beer with a reasonable head. The aroma is very malty with spiced port like qualities, and the flavour is very roasted, malty and port like with heavy bitterness at the finish. Overall a very nice strongly roasted and malty beer.
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allmyvinyl (4247) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours black with a thin beige head. Aromas of cooked oranges, light sweet booze, dark sugar. Taste is more oranges, bourbon, liquorice. Sweet finish, oily texture, good.
AshtonMcCobb (2939) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl.
Appearance - opaque black with a nice cream to fawn head.
Nose - somewhere between marmalade and liquorice.
Taste - orange barley sweets.
Palate - medium to full bodied with a big boozy middle section which gradually tapers to a satisfying finish.
Overall - it tastes like a barley wine. Not a black ipa.
Theydon_Bois (9960) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Bruceís pad, big thanks to Kenwold, 24/06/14.
Dark mahogany brown with a moderate light tan covering that dissipates to spotting and edgework.
Nose is pine, liqourice, Ba woody effect, spice, light booze, dates and prunes - dark fruit elements.
Taste comprises barrel aged whisky pangs, liqourice, booze, dark fruits, stewed prunes, dark red berry fruit.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, boozey warming rush in the close.
Decent enough strong CDA, not particularly true to style but tasty enough and drinks well below the ABV.
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, at Cardinal. An almost black one, unclear, and topped by a minimal sized light beige head. The aroma has a boozy touch, with roasted malts, dark chocolate and some licorice. Itís full bodied and warming, with dark chocolate notes, black coffee and salty licorice. Very warming on the palate actually. Lasting finish with roasted malts, licorice and coffee grits. Overall, itís way too alcoholic, but at the same time very nice. 140726
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
24th June 2014
Tasting at Bruceís pad. Semi opaque dark brown beer, small bubbly pale tan head. Smooth palate, light and dry. Decent fine carbonation. Wasnít expecting much CDA character in a 13.5% beer but I was wrong, Light dark malts, light piney hops. Inevitably spicy alcohol, brandyish. Dark fruits. Light finish Spicy linger. Big big CDA,
Leighton (11889) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Kenwell. Pours clear, amber-brown with a creamy beige head. The nose has creamy fruits, alcohol, bread, toffee, pine. Medium to big sweet flavor with some alcohol heat, rich ripe citrus, oily pine, faint toasted bread. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Hot and boozy to finish with toasted honey, bread, some orange, more oily pine. Pretty punchy but thereís some nice stuff here.
Scopey (7444) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Thanks to Kenny. It pours deep brown with a tiny beige head. The nose is roasty, pine needles, citrus, soap, treacle and candy. The taste is bitter-sweet, cocoa, caramel, toasty, caramel, soap, light alcoho and citrus. Hides abv well. Medium body and fine carbonation. Punchy, but drinkable.
garthicus (2734) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Baggot St Wines. Appearance: Cola black, tiny whispy brown head. Aroma: hoppy, some nice woodiness, whiskey, roasty, a little marzipan. Flavour: deep dark fruits, alcohol burn, hoppy, lots of wood with cherry notes, marzipan, lovely whiskey and malty finish. This is oddly categorized. Nice all the same.