Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The Falcon, Battersea on 19 May 2012. Poured jet black, with a big, dense beige head. Aroma of cocoa, roasted malt and dark fruits. Smooth mouthfeel. Big dark malt flavour, with some molasses and not particularly strong coffee. Finish was light burnt malt, treacle and dates.
imdownthepub (10648) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at Jude the Obscure, Jericho, Oxford. Black with cream head. Initially quite fruity with a cherry / strawberry hint on a lightly charred malt. A hint of chocolate edges in onto the palate giving a reasonable depth. Reasonable.
MissPxx (526) - - NOV 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Metallic chocolatey roasted aroma. Thick and creamy texture with a nice smooth head. Very dark black.
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jjsint (920) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Panton Arms, Cambridge. Black with a tiny bit of tan head. Liquorice and coffee in the aroma, followed by a surprising dollop of hoppy spruce. Bitter-sour taste, with a short bitter caramel finish. Thinnish mouthfeel. Ok.
Stuu666 (3548) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the foot of the walk. Pours black, nose is sweet chocolate, taste is similar, better than the bottle.
AndySnow (4079) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Where: GBBF 2014.
Appearance: Dark brown colour, no head.
Aroma: Sweet, plum, dried fruit, vinegar.
Body: Thin water body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Quite bland, some fruit, malt, a bit of chocolate.
rlgk (11461) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014, London. Black beer with a small head. Roasted chocolate and caramel aroma, tar notes, some bread. Roasted chocolate flavor, cocoa, hay, some tar. A bit dull.
Benzai (8972) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sampled @ GBBF day 3. Clear dark brown color, no head. Smell and taste are a bit flat and a bit faint, lightly roasty, lightly bitter, but something really annoying and not very nice in there. Don’t like it at all.
yespr (32032) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
From cask. Pours clear and golden deep amber to brown with a small off white head. Aroma is roasted malty and breadish. Mild acidic and roasted dark malty. Citric and dry malty finish.
SilverfoX (408) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich chocolate, coffee aromas from a pitch black body with a creamy tan head rich sweet smooth chocolate taste, one of the best.