ROGUE (2152) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at tasting. Pours a deep black color with a two finger tan head and some lacing. Aroma has pine and floral notes, with chocolate and roasted undertones. Taste has a pleasant bitterness, with floral hop notes, mild chocolate, roasted malts, and light citrus. Lighter bodied with sharp, lively carbonation.
RexTalionis (3235) - FINLAND - AUG 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours dark brown in color with a foamy tan head. Roasted coffee notes, bit of grass and some
wooden notes in aroma, almost creamy somehow. Feels quite pleasant. Burnt wood, ashes, bitter chocolate
and roasted coffee in taste. Very dark ale indeed with ashes and burnt wooden influences in aftertaste.
I do like this brew in the beginning as it feels quite smooth but sadly towards the end it gets a bit too
harsh, reminding too much of a bad ipa. After some airing it feels more decent again.
BlackHaddock (5194) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Two small tasting cups at Cotteridge Wine during the 6th July RB Black Country Bus Trip (sorry if I stole someones cup, but I needed two to rate/review it correctly).
Really black body: the pour into many small tasters didn’t help the head a great deal.
The aroma was deep roasted malts giving off dark chocolate and ground coffee notes.
The taste followed the nose: hops traces however try to balance out the heavy malt presence and almost make it through, but just fail.
Most enjoyable: didn’t dare take a third cup!
ICEatALAMO (1173) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. The pour is black with a lot of over carbonation, thinking infection. The taste is heavy malt and actually tastes under carbonated weirdly. A decent black ale.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DanielBrown (4213) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Cotteridge Wines, during RB Black Country Crawl. Bish and Dom totally cocked up the pouring of this - their words, not mine. Decent beer I thought. Quite sweet. Didn’t know what it was supposed to be though. Great hat.
Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at Cotteridge Wines, kindly donated by the establishment, lovingly poured by Dom and Bish as we neared the end of the RBBCBB - 06/07/13.
Mid black with a medium sized tan head.
Nose is roasted malts, light hops, cocoa dusting.
Taste comprises hops, mineral bite, light pine and bitter tropicals, roasted malts.
Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, dry finish.
OK CDA but no great.
jmgreenuk (6193) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines. Poured a dark mahogany with a frothy tan head. The aroma is roasted malt and coffee. The flavour is medium bitter, with liqourice and dark chocolate. The palate is a little watery. A decent beer but an average example of the class.
tommann (3053) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared 660ml bottle. Pours black with a small head. Aroma is roasty piney hops. Taste has piney hops to start with a roasty liquorice finish.
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Imagine a man who mashes Minaj in the minge in the manner of a ninja mammoth.
RichTheVillan (5220) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Cotteridge Wines; black pour tiny white, the faintest of piney hop aroma, tastes like a hoppy porter sweet with roast malts and coffee and a small hint of tropical fruit.