Theydon_Bois (12178) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at LKS Towers, from BD Online, 05/05/15.
Black with a big ole tan covering.
Nose is rich roast, coffee, cocoa rub, toffee, dark fruits, spice.
Taste comprises light smoke, dark chocolate, liquorice, coffee, sherry soaked wood, light spice, charr.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, lightly warming booze in the close.
The_Osprey (2937) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share, thanks to Colin. Black, big foamy brown head, full lacing. Aroma is quite light with some chocolate and a little sherry. Body is medium, foamy, touch of carbonation. Taste is milk chocolate, papery, twiggy, a little ash, soft bitterness. I really didn’t get much sherry or cognac. Had a bit of a watered-down vibe. Still, pretty good.
Swaroga (1664) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very tasty beer. It’s round and balanced. Had a deep, deep chocolate flavor with a delicate touch of alcohol. Delicious. Aroma is chocolate, toffee and dairy with little grilles cheese. Taste is medium sweet and earthy but has a very delicate and still delicious aftertaste which is a plus. Good stuff. Barel aging is there but not overwhelming.
mR_fr0g (5024) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Leightons place. Thanks to Colin for this one. Opaque black coloured pour with an attractive, dark tan head. Aroma is big, chalky BLACK Malts, salty, cherry, red berry, raspberry. Nice stuff. Flavour is composed of dark malts, cherry, raspberry, hint of smoke, roast. Nice black forest gateau type thing. Palate is medium full, highish carbonation, tangy tart finish. Really solid.
Scopey (8544) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Colin. It pours darkest brown with a small tan head. The nose is rich, oily, cocoa, rocky road, plenty of dark fruits sherry & port, jammy action, toffee, booze, fruit cake and honeycomb. The taste is bitter, roasted malts, mild acidity, jammy fruits, treacle, plum, toasty, booze, brandy and cocoa with dry, toasty finish. Full body and moderate carbonation. Great nose, taste a touch of a let down though.
Leighton (13620) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared in London - big thanks to Colin. Pours oily black with a frothy beige head. There’s a bit of char on the nose, some dark fruits, cherry, berries. Medium sweet flavor with burnt wood, bitter chocolate, scorched earth, leathery dried out dark fruits. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming finish, lots of char, bitter cocoa, some raisins. The char is a bit heavy but it’s good overall.
mateuszk (358) - Poznań, POLAND - MAY 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black, beige head. In aroma dark chocolate, coffee, cherries - very nice :). In taste very complex malt base, light roastiness, chocolate, caramel with fruits, vanilla and liquorice. Full body, soft carbonated, oily and slick on the palate - very elegant. Great beer!
ElDesmadre (2153) - Mikołów, POLAND - APR 4, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Dry wood, vanilla, dark chocolate, cherries and other red fruit. And all on a robust malty base with an amazingly slick texture. Superb!
gunnfryd (12132) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 31, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
KRS 180814. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate, cocoa, alcohol. Flavour is chocolate, bourbon, cocoa, alcohol, roasted malt, licorice. Full body. Very nice beer.
BlazerT (184) - POLAND - MAR 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Comparing to non-BA version, this one is more dry and harsh in taste. You can finf here some oaky character and ise definetely more ashy. This makes this less drinkable, than regular Black Ball Porter, but still worth trying.