BlackHaddock (4370) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle conditioned 500ml: BBD Apr 14, poured carefully into a glass tankard at home on 20 Dec 13.
Even with the careful pour I got a huge billowing pillow of tanned foam on my deep, deep brown beer (read black). The pillow soon however became a thin blanket covering.
Malty molasses rule the nose and taste: semi-sweet and roasted, not burnt or toasted, just lightly roasted malts giving an even, malty feel to both the aroma and flavouring.
There is some fruitiness, plums, OK, damsons too (is there much difference in taste and aroma). A farmyard feel arrived mid-tasting: in the smell and taste as the yeast became more evident with the warming beer.
Different and interesting, a little ’home brew’ in some aspects but overall not bad at all: I look forward to trying more beers from these guys.
witthatsbier (324) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ paisley beerfest
SWEET FRUIT AND GRAIN IN AROMA
sweet malt fish sweetish
not a bad beer perhaps to many damsons
Mr_Pink_152 (1325) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from the Brewery. Pours dark brown nearly black with a small off white head. Coffee roast, and fruit aroma. A fruity flavour, but the damsons aren’t over powering. It compliments the coffee and roasted malt also evident in the flavour.
jackafholmes (482) - - DEC 24, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Black, not much head. Aroma is pig farmy and smoky, not pleasant. Taste is tart and tangy sour, smoky and charcoal bitterness. Not good.
madmitch76 (16507) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
22nd May 2011
Opaque black brown beer, small pale tan head. Light semi dry palate. A little fruit sweetness and tang. Mild dark malts but with an unpleasant burned taste. Finishes minerally. Another beer from this brewery ruined by over toasted malt.
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a thin brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, caramel, and wood. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, caramel, and a bit of wood, leading to a dry finish. Thanks pinball for sharing.
ReV2 (159) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From Baccus Wine in Olney, Bucks, UK. Aroma of prune juice, pours reddish black with a short lasting head. Taste is a typical porter, not much damson coming through initially, there eventually. A little acidic with tart flavours coming through with the fruit & malt. Not the best Damson Porter I’ve had but decent enough.
SilverfoX (506) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Starts as a typical stout, but the finish is a delight, with a creamy christmas pudding flavour after taste, moreish, wish i had another bottle now, bloody typical....
Pinball (10999) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from a trade with papsoe, shared at ungstrup tasting
dark brown, small offwhite head.
aromais very bitter and caramelly malty bitter. flavor is malty, slightly dark fruity, not as bitter as aroma.
Theis (13983) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Ungstrup’s - Thanks. Black - light brown head. Roasted, nutty notes, berries, nice malty, medium malty, light sourish notes, fruity, light hoppy, light burned notes, caramel, wood notes, lactic.