harrisoni (13800) - 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 (1138) - 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 (2498) - 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 (16789) - 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 (8759) - 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 (15128) - , 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 (6943) - 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 (31235) - 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 (3171) - 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 (2990) - Clevelandish, 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.