TBone (12544) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark opaque brown color, small beige head. Aroma of toasted malts, hints of vegetables and tartness. Light to medium bodied. Toasted malty and coffeish. Light sweet point in the finish. A bit ashy too. No trace of chili.
bags96 (5) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2013 does not count
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from oddbins. Black appearance. Chocolate and smoke taste but bitter finish. Too bitter really. Ok but probably wouldn’t buy again
McNeillR (1140) - SCOTLAND - SEP 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Darkest Brown, flattish head brown. Off sour roast nose. Terse roast, odd soft carbonation. Bitter, punishing finish. Either a bit infected or more than a bit poor.
Bottle, Deplete The Stock Tasting from Chris Wines Feb 2013
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
10th January 2013
Bastard gusher of a bottle! Opaque dark brown beer with a huge gusher bastard tan head. Light palate, semi dry and airy. Minerals. Semi dry dark malt with a touch of dark chocolate. Tiny drop of red berry fruits. Trace of chilli, mild warmth - nicely judged. Dry finish. Not bad apart from the bastard gushing!
VastActiv (2782) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0.33l at home (via alesbymail). Colour is black with small brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malts. Some burning in after taste.
maeib (8658) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 13/07/13. A black beer with a dissipating beige head. A very dry porter. Burnt malts and a hint of spicy chilli heat. Too dry for my liking but it’s well constructed I guess.
maneliquor (3065) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 12, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from City Beverage Co. Mmmmm heaps of chili spice on the nose. Very bitey with chili and chocolate all through the taste. Not my kind of thing
Idiosynkrasie (3725) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Black colour with huge, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, beige head. Fruity dark malty aroma with notes of red and dark berries, plum, a roasty touch, hints of tobacco. Taste is dry dark malty, roasty, hints of tobacco, in the finish bitter, herbal peppery spicy.
cgarvieuk (14184) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2013 cask at reading ... dark brown black ... thin tan head .. light sour and dark roast nose ... sour .. this isnt right .. i really want to try this again ... its not right
Bottle at home... Gushed everywhere.... Dark black... Thick bubbly tan head... Soft spicy roast nose.... Sour again.. Really... Why is this sold!
wheresthepath (1532) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Cask at Reading BF] Black with a tan head. Spicy, with smoke, port and creosote. Really spicy actually, quite a lot of chilli here. Good depth of flavor behind to support the spice though, a delicious, intriguing beer. Nice one.