wheresthepath (1687) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Lyndhurst, Reading. They haven’t have they? No, surely no-one in their right minds would take the lovely smooth decadent Doodle Stout that I like so much and put chillies in it? That’d be crazy. Oh, right, that’s exactly what they have done. Fortunately much of the character of the original beer remains. It’s dark brown with a thick cream head, and at first it’s all smoothness and chocolate and roasted malt and coffee. The chilli starts as a vaguely irritating tingle at the back of the throat but as you drink more the heat grows quite a lot. Unlike some chilli beers it never overwhelms the other flavours but- here’s the thing- it in no way works with them or complements them. There’s a good stout there and there’s chilli there, they’ve not mixed well and frankly should have been kept separate. Nevertheless, the base beer is good enough that it’s still quite enjoyable- just not as good as the original.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a pop-up market in Wokingham. Poured black, with a big, dense beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate and peat. Molasses and coffee in the flavour, with building chilli heat. Finish is burnt malt, smooth port and a nice amount of chilli lingering at the back of the throat.
harrisoni (14509) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask gravity at Bexley BF 2014. Black dark brown beer. Some choc some chilli some lasting heat. Ok.
AdiBeer (1763) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: roasted malts. Appearance: clear dark brown/black, no head. Taste: medium sweet and bitter. Palate: chocolate, roasted flavours, long finish, bitter towards the end. Overall: decent Stout. Pint at the GBBF13, London.
BeerViking (2879) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Magpie, choc nose with a spicy hint, notable choc flavours segue into a winey note and then as it becomes just a tad watery, a tingly chilli burn.
anders37 (18351) - 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 (11136) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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 (16890) - , 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 (8068) - 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 (33597) - 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.