Beertobealive (134) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
short beige head with heavy roasted and caramelized nuts and malt. dark black body. strong taste of roasted malts. too much if not matched with strong meat.
imdownthepub (9623) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned at The Beer Emporium, Bristol. Black with cream head. Big flavours straight in, burnt and caramelized malts, liquorice and coffee bitterness. Behind this there is a sweeter cocoa note. Rich and lasting on the palate. Good stuff.
AndySnow (2469) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where: Basque, Göteborg.
Appearance: Black colour with a thin beige head.
Aroma: Roasted malt, coffee, liquorice.
Body: Medium body, high carbonation.
Flavour: Liquorice, roasted malt, fruit, floral, chocolate.
Beersiveknown (2473) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle@home from ales by mail
hazy dark peaty brown with pillowy tan head collapsing to a lacing, deep cocoa, caramel, pipe ash and slight metallic blackberries note on nose. Full bodied, rich, earthy, toasty roast barley, blackberry, a minty note, dry toasty finish. excellent.
TBone (11893) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 330ml (AbM)
Dark ruby color, small beige head. Sweetish aroma, cocoa powder. Medium-bodied. Toasted malty with coffee and cocoa. Soft palate. Nice coffee roast in the aftertaste. Stronger version would be even more interesting.
omhper (18949) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at Basque, Gothenburg. Near black, beige head. Earthy licorice aroma. Mid dry, medium bodied, rounded mouthfeel. Earthy licorice and coffee. Chocolaty bitter finish.
Nisse666 (3761) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Basque cons 2014-03-21 Göteborg
AR: roasted malt, coffey
AP: pitch black, stouthy beige head
F: fizzy, heavy roasted malt, dry, liqurice, melas
Pyrmir (2758) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Horse and Stable during London vacation. Near black with red tint, tan head. Aroma is roasted, burnt, chocolate with some acidic notes. Taste is acidic, cappucino, chocolate, burnt notes and a faint fruitiness. Nice one
garthicus (2591) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask at Wetherspoons Victoria Station. Appearance: pitch oily black with a medium mocha head. Aroma: great coffee and chocolate nose, espresso, spicy too, leather and woody. Flavour: vanilla, espresso and dark chocolate, quite spicy with leather notes again, nutty with some berries in there and a declious coffee and cocoa finish.
Oakes (11786) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium brown. Aroma is tart - more than I would want. The taste is moderately chocolatey with light toast. Okay stuff.