niquillis (1835) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours black brown with a light tan froth. Boozy in your face aroma, some booziness to start, creamy finish. Good but can die on its arse at times.
allmyvinyl (6596) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours opaque dark brown with a thin tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate and light coffee. Taste is more coffee, them chocolate milk. A little thin on the finish.
Mr_Pink_152 (2005) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from Tebay Services M5. Deep black colour with a white head. Aroma is toasted malt, liquorice and stewed fruit. Taste is mid sweet, chocolate, and touch of burnt malt.
Martin243 (910) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle from Glug Newcastle poured into a1/2 pt. chalice. Coal black with a dense tan head. Coffee, leather and liquorice aroma. Plenty of liquorice in the flavours too, with some tarry smokiness. Dry palate with a long finish. Nice as a one-off, wouldn’t want a lot though.
weordie (365) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a cocoa head. Aroma of dark chocolate, licorice and chicory. Taste is nearly all licorice with a smokey bitter finish.
Fin (8421) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, handpump, Tilly’s, Newcastle Upon Tyne. Wednesday 1st October 2014. Pours black with a slim tan head. Rich and full flavoured, hops show, the finish is dry. This is just a little past its best and becoming a bit tired, still the abv and flavours carry it through. Roasty in mouth. Will look out for this again when in top nick. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.1
Stuu666 (6760) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Craig’s tasting. Pours black, sweet, roast chocolate, a bit thin though.
SaintMatty (5979) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml Bottle - Black with a foamy tan head. Roasted malt, liquorice and a hint of dried fruit in the aroma. Roasted aroma with notes of coffee, plain chocolate, liquorice and roasted malt. The finish is quite rich and roasted, perhaps even a little burnt.
cgarvieuk (17632) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at home ... deep black ... thin tan head ... dry dark roast .... soft chocolate roast ... dry roast .. dry chocolate roast ... dry malt nose .. soft sweet malts ... soft chocolate ... ligth cardboard roast .. soft malts ...
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Tilleys, Newcastle on 27 July 2013.
Poured black with a dense beige head. Aroma of burnt malt, but with acrid acidic notes. Roasted malt and coffee flavours, but mouth feel wasn’t as thick as I had hoped. Slight sour note of the palate, but mostly more coffee and bitter chocolate.