gegwilson (2379) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask in Dr Phil’s. Black with a tan head. Very rich with lots of coffee and chocolate. Slightly smokey and quite sweet. Nice stuff.
sir__v (1284) - Lille, FRANCE - MAY 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ La Capsule, Lille - FR. Color: deep black beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: chocolate and cacao domination, notes of coffee and rye bread. Taste: nice balance of malt with a nice chocolate/coffee blend on mouth. Aftertaste: nice aftertaste: notes of chocolate, bread and some caramel.
NordicV (1518) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nästan helt svart öl med beige lätt, gräddigt, skum. Doften är rostad. Kaffe och malt. I smaken finns även viss sötma och choklad även om rostat kaffe spelar huvudrollen.
Svesse (7262) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Cask at Craft Beer Clerkenwell, London, 8 Apr 2014) Black colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of chocolate, cocoa, coffee and dark bread. Malty, roasted taste with chocolate, cocoa, coffee, black rye bread and a generous cocoa bitterness in the finish. More than medium body, with a certain sweetness. Well made and tasty. Very nice.
SarkyNorthener (3333) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to s_hartshorne. Black beer with medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate and roast coffee malts. Taste is chocolate, coffee, sour and smoky charcoal. Medium bodied. Excellent stuff.
gunnfryd (13341) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black colour with a beige head. Aromais , coffee, chocolate, licorice. Flavour is coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, licorice. Medium to full body. Nice beer.
McNeillR (1897) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Inky black with a rich lasting, light foamy tan head. Stern roasted neat choc nose - oaty edge as it warms. Smooth/silky mouthfeel with a backwash of bitterness. Earthy roast, waxy coffee and stewy turfed compost middle. Finish of kola nut and a strained coffee linger but decent swing of drink-ability throughout.
Cask, Friends Of Ham, Leeds
s_hartshorne (2528) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask the west riding dewsbury. Great jet black great coffee head and lacing. Aroma is roasted malts coffee. Taste is roasted malts slight smoke good chocolate sweetness and great coffee bitter finish. Medium body soft carbonated. Really very good this one.
Beersiveknown (4408) - NORTHERN IRELAND - FEB 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home from ales by mail
cola brown with thin tan head. rich fruity, slightly smokey coffee and cocoa on nose. Spritzy carbontion. Robust meaty umammi coffee, full bodied, dry lightly smokey notes, touch of bacon, sweet middle section and a dry roasty slightly chalky finish. Excellent, if anything lacking a bit of body for a hefty abv
Oakes (13931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, all kinds if coffee and milk chocolate. Rich and just slightly syrupy character, nuttiness, light coffee, total balance.