anders37 (14753) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ GBBF 2013. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and chili flavor. Has a roasted malty chili chocolate finish.
Theydon_Bois (5320) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at GBBF ’13, 13/08/13, clawback rate !
Light black with a thin tan head that clears edgeward.
Nose is roast malt, light spice, chocolate, dark toffee notes, hint of burnt rubber.
Taste comprises light chilli kick, dark chocolate, light roast.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry roast in the finale.
madmitch76 (12182) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
13th August 2013
GBBF Day 1. Clear dark brown beer. Little pale tan head. Smooth palate, low carbonation. Smooth dark malt with a touch of dark toffee and earthy coffee. Light chilli heat. Smooth finish. All right.
Scopey (4617) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at dark brown with a tiny white head. The nose is earthy, cheap hotdog, smoky, bbq sauce, spicy and some sweetness. The taste is mellow roast, earth, light spice, treacle, meat, light bitterness with a dry, spicy finish. Medium body, soft carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Not as bad as you might think. Fine.
yespr (28663) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
From cask. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty, chocolate. Dark roasted malty, chili and chocolate. Dry, light body. Bitter and roasted malty into the finish.
mR_fr0g (1396) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at gbbf 2013. Caramel pour no head. Aroma is roast and choc. Some chalk. Flavour is faint back of the throat chilli choc. Roar. Mid carb.
Brigadier (2610) - Northeastern Ohio, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On cask at the Old Silk Mill
If Short’s were to get into the English cask ale business this is the sort of thing I imagine they would put out there. Smelling and tasting exactly like a pot of chilli with Oscar Meyer hot dogs thrown in this more of an experiment than a proper beer.
Aroma / Appearance - The fluid black base is safe to look at but the strangeness begins with the aroma. Hot dogs cooking in a crock pot mix with coffee and molasses in a combination that is hard to describe without experiencing.
Flavor / Palate - Spicy hot dogs with a generous spread of mustard aggressively hit the palate mere seconds after the first sip. The oddness does not change over time - this has no depth beyond being a basic novelty. On the plus side I did at least get a new county tick out of the deal.
evergreen0199 (1643) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Ealing beer festival 2013, London. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a thin beige head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes roasty, malty, chocolate, definite chilli. Interesting stout but one would be enough.
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - JUN 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks Craig. Dark black/brown, thin head. Light oatmeal malts, soft capsicum, lightest spice nose. Just off-dry, roast, chilli prickle and a soft roasty warm finish. Good.
fonefan (31813) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (gravity) @ The 19th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2012, Reading, Berkshire England.
Clear dark black brown colour with virtually no head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, spicy, chili, dusty, earthy, choolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.