Don2711 (309) - - MAY 18, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2015 Must try a second pint another day as already have had something else. That said good dark chestnut appearance. Coffee and chocolate aromas. That carries on into the taste and delightful bitterness. Good one. Even better at second tasting.
anders37 (20882) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel hoppy aroma. Fruity malty caramel hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.
s_hartshorne (2549) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at st Mathews hall Walsall. Black ok head. Aroma is roast malts blackcurrant taste same nice hoppy bitter finish. Decent mouthfeel. Bipa notes I think. V tasty.
imdownthepub (12168) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Dark chestnut with cream head. There is a roasty, toasty element to this from the off. Rich, dark malts to the fore, hints of chocolate bitterness alongside a plummy fruitiness. Good stuff.
gowdy (919) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - APR 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask pint at The Captain James Lang (JDW) in Dumbarton. A dark colour without much head. Caramel overtones.
ianwelby (870) - SCOTLAND - APR 11, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear black beer with a thick and bubbly beige head. Light aroma of malt. Flavour has a lot going on. Fruit up front very briefly, malty chocolate, a bit of coffee in there but then a nice dose of bitter, grassy hop to mix things up. Has a nice, rich body too. A great beer.
indrekr (250) - ESTONIA - MAR 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: roasted coffee beans. Appearance: brown, clear, rocky head, tan foam. Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness. Palate:light body, thin feel, average carbonation, bitter finish.
tarmok (773) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: chocolate, citrus. Appearance: dark red liquid with thick frothy tan head. Taste: lightly bitter, lightly sour, roasted malts, citrus. Palate: light body, thin feel, lively, long bitter finish,
ant_in_wales (22) - Aberystwyth, WALES - MAR 5, 2015
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Roasty, toasty taste, but not wholly pleasant.
Completely impossible to pour - even on an angle, on the second pour, glass was 2/3 head
Off-day for the QC team, or it’s a pretty bad beer.
Beersiveknown (4664) - NORTHERN IRELAND - FEB 26, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle at home from ales by mail
Dark brown with fluffy beige head. Quite subdued nose, moderate body and carbonation, fairly roasty and dry. A little bland really...disappointing given the rave reviews. Maybe need to try on cask.