Koelschtrinker (9451) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Intensiv hopfiger Antrunk, zu gleichem Maße aber auch malzig mit deutlichen Schokoladennoten. Wenig fruchtig, die starke Malzigkeit wird durch den Hopfen ergänzt. Intensiv, gut! 11/13/12/11/10/12
chrisv10 (9415) - DENMARK - MAR 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Unclear very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, hops, little earthy and pine. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, hops, pine, little earthy, little citrus, little peppery, liquorice and bitter.
imdownthepub (9153) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask conditioned at Minehead Beer Fest ’12. Black, inky with tan head. Corr heavy, charcoaled malts, deep, full, dry then a playfull hoppiness, tangy and bitter, lasting. A belting great beer, very enjoyable.
Rasmus40 (8880) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Almost black with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt and very hoppy - grapefruit, peach and pine needles. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 210312
Leighton (8595) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2012 Cask at CBC, London. Pours dark brown with red highlights and a foamy, tan head. Aroma holds some dark pine, mild roast, burnt grass and faint cocoa. Flavor is big and ballsy. Medium to heavy sweetness with the bitterness to match it. Dark malts of moderate roast, burnt wood and grass, pine, some juicy citrus in the background, burnt sugars. Full bodied with fine, delicate carbonation. Long, deep bitter finish, grassy, with understated roast, sweet and juicy grapefruit, mild wood and cocoa. Quite dynamic and damn good. Buxton is just doing great work these days.
rlgk (8445) - Skövde, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Craft Beer, London. Black beer with a lasting beige head. Hoppy aroma, metallic, fruity, grass, citrus, pine apple. Hoppy fruity flavor, citrus, pears, apples, a bit roated, metallic. Almost dry finish with hops, metal and fruity. Nicely balanced.
BeerandBlues2 (8445) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Max’s. Pours clear black with brown highlights, a medium frothy tan head, medium retention and good lacing. Aroma is chocolate, roast, and coffee malt, earthy and pine hops, prunes and raisins. Flavor is dark malt, moderate hops and bitterness, dark bitter/tart fruits and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
FatPhil (8093) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle (Angleterre, Helsinki)
Nice roasty aroma. Mellow rich body. Smooth body, but carbonation a little higher than I like, swirls away though. Nice nuttiness. Not sure where this is aiming as it’s not a black IPA. I guess it’s a good hoppy stout though.Good balance between full stout roast and bitter hops. Aromatics not so extreme, barely fighting the other aspects, not a self-selling aroma at all. But still a nice beer.
maeib (8041) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask conditioned air dispense Euston Tap London. A black beer with an off-white head. Delicious grapefruity hops throughout. Notes of coal from the dark malts but no sweetness. Beautiful flavours and ridiculously drinkable. Not as robust by depth as some but gorgeous all the same.
adnielsen (7560) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Papsø. A bit cloudy, dark brown appearance with a tan head. A little minty, mild piney, dark chocolate, lightly roasty aroma. Fairly roasty, a bit charred, spruce/piney, somewhat bitter flavor and overall pretty solid.