FatPhil (7496) - Tallinn, - FEB 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught (Brew Wharf, London)
7 Smelt sweeter before I’d had the winter spiced bron ale, for what it’s worth. Slight roastiness, a touch of chocolate.
4 Very dark brown, almost black, no real head.
7 Lively full chocolatey brown ale.
3+ Thin palate, a little flat. Finish a bit cocoa powdery.
13 For the strength, this is great. Brown beer does not need to be boring - respect!
Leighton (6927) - London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the brewpub. Pours dark brown with a bubbly, slight beige head. Aroma is rife with lactic sugars and lessere notes of chocolate. Flavor is decent, has a sharp, almost tangy sweetness with faint, roasty malts and little bitterness. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Finishes with an extreme, deeply charred wood flavor I can’t remember encountering before. Further tangy sugars and light baking cocoa. A nice beer.
tdtm82 (668) - Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, Brew Wharf brew pub, half.
Appearance is opaque black with creamy mocha lacing. Aroma is bitter espresso, oak, wood chips, some nice faint citrus hops and dark Belgian chocolate. Taste is coffee; vanilla, Belgium chocolate, syrup, toffee, cream, some Swiss milk chocolate too. Quite bitter and a little dried but a fantastic low abv session stout. Nice. Cheers Ang.
harrisoni (10909) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask handpull at Brew Wharf. Dark brown no head. The cocoa nibs really come through on the aroma but more so on the initial swallow. Full in mouth despite the low ABV. Soke vanilla on the finish. Not as milky as I feared as I dont really like milk. Very likeable and the choc cocoa is lovely