anders37 (22523) - 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 (2578) - 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 (12917) - 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 (966) - 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 (1042) - 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 (362) - 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 (1106) - 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 (4987) - 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.
AtronSeige (1203) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 7, 2015
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Aroma: Medium raisins, metallic. Light roasty. Grassy, resin as the beer warms up. Light buttery.
Appearance: MASSIVE rocky, long lasting, tan head. Clear, dark amber body.
Flavour: Medium bitter chocolate, nutty. Medium bitterness, resin, light sweetness. Dry finish with lingering cacao, bitterness and resin
Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium-high carbonation.
Overall: Pours a MASSIVE head. I couldn’t get more that 100 ml into a 700 ml glass! According to the bottle this is a Mild, but the bitterness is not to style! The metallic and massive carbonation may indicate infection.
500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!