worldbeertaste (1735) - West Midlands, - OCT 20, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Silky black with no tint with a dark brown quick disappearing head. Like a black hole it absorbed everything. Smells of deep heavy roasted malt, chocolate, smoke, and coffee with wood and clear alcohol. May need to be aged to get the alcohol smell and taste out. Full oily body. Smooth as velvet. Perfect body. Very sweet taste of chocolate and malt with bitter dark and roasted malt with a woody almost spicy dry finish.
McNeillR (1677) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
It’s nice to actually box this off in an enforced Garvie Gauntlet - Cheers Craig. A fair few bottles and only one I’ll probably open before too long left - this is fading fast in terms of ABV and heat - the draught antics that was on at Cloisters is many dreamy moons ago...
Thick, dark ruby red - no head and thin but thickset lacing. Rich - oddly coconut sweetness in the nose now, no heat and a thick milkshake roast nose. Odd clean nappy plummines. Thick set but very smooth, rich spiciness and a vibrant. Vinious fruitiness, dark cherry and then a big peppery smash. Finishes slow, muddy berry and a mire of sweet floral and coffee. Linger was smooth, reassuring and little bit more gritty spice. Still good, still special but nothing as throttling.
Bottle, Sir Tadalot Top 50 Scottish Tasting
GlasgowTAD (476) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with no head. Aroma is vanilla, chilli. Taste is very smooth; vanilla, coffee, chocolate, cocoa and slight salt. Leaves a cocoa lacing on the mouth. A hint of cheap cider in the background
cagou007 (496) - FRANCE - FEB 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep dark brown with very thin tan head that quickly disappears. Nose is chocolate and. Aromas are roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, dark fruits and chili. Low carbonation, full body.Long bitter and spicy finish. Very aromatic and complex beer, well-balanced, with a great mouthfeel.
Theydon_Bois (12570) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle split at CBC Islington, massive thanks to Fergus for bringing this one out on my 40th, 11/10/14.
Black with moderate tan spotting and edgework.
Nose is big roast maltings, dark chocolate, figs, molasses, earthy notes.
Taste comprises rich roast, coffee tunes, dark malts, brown sugar, boozey notes, dark fruit rinds, light spice.
Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, sweet roasty close with a peppering of spice.
Decent impy, drinks well below its ABV - which may have dropped off a little, but has held up pretty well.
BeerViking (3099) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, oily black with a gravy and old leather nose, smooth and syrupy, with a rich spicy cocoa and roast beef body. Strangely delicious.
antonstoop (241) - - AUG 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 330ml. Pours opaque brown. Thin quickly dissipating tan head. Aroma is chocolate, dark fruits, caramel and more sweet dark chocolate. Taste is chocolate, burnt caramel, coffee and a strong roasted malty backbone. Slight chili burn but not as much as I thought, the alcohol warmth is stronger. Very creamy and smooth. Really great beer, although the alcohol is very present.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Stuu666 (6175) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is light chili, chocolate, roast malts, taste is rich chocolate, liquorice, coffee, chili.
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lagrad 4år. Delade en flaska med Wihlan. Chilin träder fram i aromen, hel del sötma. Smaken är söt och chilin kommer tillbaka i slutet av smaken. Mycket mörk choklad och kaffe.
wihlan (402) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fantastisk!!! Svart som natten och med en härlig arom av chokladkaka och kaffe med en hint av chilli. Smakar mörkchoköad och chille. Chillin har lagt sig så det är en mycket trevlig smak. Fantastisk!
BOSSbrewer (2683) - Arkansas, USA - APR 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Brewdog Bristol. Pours opaque brown. Thin quickly dissipating tan head. Aroma is chocolate dark fruits caramel more sweet dark chocolate. Wonderful. Flavor is chocolate and burnt caramel. Slight chili burn but not as much as I thought. Very creamy and smooth. Really great beer. And I hate chili beers.