Fin (7671) - 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 (3538) - 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 (5518) - 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 (15163) - 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 (2550) - 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.
zacgillbanks (2527) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2013 This very dark brown-black beer pours with a rapidly disappearing bright brown head. Rich chocolate and liquorice flavours dominate with roasted coffee notes and a creamy, sour fruity and bitter chocolate finish. Bottle Conditioned.