Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at Bacchus, Newcastle. Pours a black colour with a red tinge when held to the light. fair white head. Malty aroma with roasted barley, burned toast and caramel notes. Flavours of caramel, coffee, chocolate, light grassy hops and yeast. Light carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. Nice long roasty linger.
Ober (2805) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ GBBF 2011. A black colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of coffee malts with dark fruits. The taste of coffe with some chocolate. There is some sweet of dark fruits with some bitter. The aftertaste is bitter for awhile.
Theis (12131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at GBBF 2011 - Tuesday. Black - brown head. Licorice, coffee, grassy, burned, tarmac, smokey, ok bitterness, high malty, grassy, light caramel.
omhper (18347) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at Brigantes, York. Near black, small creamy head. Fruity licorice aroma. Sweet with plenty of resin and asphalt. Full bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Spun sugar and treacle covered in resin and asphalt. Punishingly bitter finish.
Scopey (4615) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF 2011. It pours opaque black, with a thin bubbly beige head. The nose is soy sauce, sweet caramel, roasted malt and liquorice. The taste is roasted malt, charcoal, coffee, dark cherry, bitter chocolate, wood, astringency and burnt malt, with a bitter-dry finish. Low carbonation and disappointingly thin. Ok.
madmitch76 (12162) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
14th July 2011
Chelmsford Beer Festival. Opaque dark brown beer, tiny suddy tan head. Smooth palate, semi dry. Slightly bitter dark malt with mild roast. Trace of coffee. Bubblegum sweetness in the undertone! Finishes dry with some orangey hop coming through and quite a bit of hop bitterness. Bitter aftertaste. A robust stout that I enjoyed but it has a few sharp edges.
joergen (18875) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at GBBF 2011.
Red brown coloured with a small beige head.
Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel, coffee and liquorice.
Roasted flavour of caramel, liquorice, grass and hops.
Roasted and hoppy finish.
yespr (28651) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From cask. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and chocolate. Bitter, roasted malty, chocolate and dark roasted malty. Dark malty and solid bitter dry finish.
Leighton (8675) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at GBBF, Day 1. Pours brown-black with a light, bubbly tan head. Lactic cocoa nose, mild roast. Sweet flavor with dry roastiness, mocha, some dark fruit. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Sweet finish, nice roasted malts and burnt brown sugar. Good beer.
oh6gdx (19644) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Very deep brown colour, close to black, with a small beigeish brown head. Aroma is malts, roasted notes, raisins, coffee and some mild notes of liquorice. Flavour is strong on the malty side and also has roasted notes and quite a bunch of bready and ryebready notes in it. As it warms up coffee, liquorice, some raisins, dark fruits as well as some mild sappy notes come through. Very wellbalanced and bigtime coffeeish aftertaste.