Beersiveknown (3635) - NORTHERN IRELAND - APR 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from alesela
opaque dark chestnut brown with dark beige lacing. Fruity with tobacco notes on nose. Lively carbonation, fruity, coffee, red apples. Quite a lot of fruity esters sharp, yet ashen, sour yet sweet. Quite dry finish, complex but a little overcarbonated.
gegwilson (1782) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from York Beer & Wine. Pours deep brown, almost black with a good tan head. The aroma is coacoa and vanilla. The taste is quite fruity to begin with before vanilla and chocolate on the finish. Rather too much vanilla in this for my tastes and it makes it slightly too rich. Good beer otherwise.
wyzzywyz22 (2082) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, Fly in the Loaf, Liverpool. Black looks with a medium sized creamy tan head. Very sweet choc laden nose. Flavour was similarly sweet with more choc and notes of dark fruits and malts. Not bad but nothing to bring the house down here.
Stuu666 (5612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Southern. Pours black, nose is vanilla and chocolate, taste is dry, roasted, creamy, vanilla.
JohnRMurdoch (3619) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Good Spirits Co. Almost black, reasonable head. Coffee vanilla aroma. Spicy vanilla flavour. Sharp with bitter aftertaste. Very average.
madbeerproject (15) - - OCT 4, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Colour: black, light brown head
Aroma: milk chocolate, a bit of vanilla
Taste: well-balanced bitterness with sweetness, chocolate, coffee
AshtonMcCobb (3560) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at Cloisters.
Appearance - opaque black with a lovely fawn head.
Nose - dark chocolate with vanilla and a creamy backdrop.
Taste - more creamy chocolate and vanilla loveliness. Some biscuit in there too.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and an elegant creamy finish.
Overall - so tasty you could pour it on ice cream.
cgarvieuk (16291) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ... deep black ... thin off white lacing ... massive vanilla... soft chocolate roast nose ... soft sweet chocolate roast ... dark malts ... big soft sweet vanilla roast ... mellow chocolate malts ... quite ssweet but nice
RichTheVillan (4049) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Craven Arms; dark brown pour with a frothy tan head, dark fruit aroma, taste is initially sweet with hints of vanilla, dark chocolate, roasted malts very tasty.
madmitch76 (17155) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
28th June 2014
Opaque dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is smooth and dry with fine carbonation. Smooth tangy dark malts, light tang. Brief creamy malt burst. Mild vanilla. Mild coffee. Whisper of dark fruits. Light finish. Pretty good.