camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Jet black with tan head. Great mouth feel with smoky chocolate notes. Has a little bit of an alcohol burn. Very well done. So far so good from this brewery.
BlackHaddock (4268) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
24th Jan 2015: shared bottle at the Cotteridge Wine meet, really dark, black in fact, the head a tanned affair. The nose had a spicy chocolate aroma, the taste the same but with a mixed berry fruit flavour also. Interesting finish with a mild smoked feel in the aftertaste.
imdownthepub (10769) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, sampled at The Cotteridge Convention, many thanks to Beersiveknown for this one. Black with tan head. There is a smoked, spicy nose to this which follows into the beer, dark bitter liquorice, bitumen then a lacing of fruitiness. Really full and very decent. Liked it.
Garrold (1901) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share. Cotteridge Beano. Nearly black. Thin, lasting, bubbly, tan head. Fruity, dark chocolate. Milk chocolate. Chocolate chip cookies. Pretty full on. Rich, and smooth. Very nice. Especially straight after that Lvivske!
Leighton (12237) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at the Cotteridge Convention 2014. Pours oily dark brown with a creamy tan head. The nose holds sugary dark malts, cocoa. Medium to big sweet flavor with rich dark chocolate, moderate roasted malts, some earthy bitterness. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly warming finish with mellow alcohol notes, more dark chocolate, dark fruits. Hefty and quite tasty.
RichTheVillan (3702) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Cotteridge wine convention; opaque black pour with a creamy tan head, spice and chocolate aroma, taste has dark fruits, chocolate, a hint of chilli, some coffee.
Beersiveknown (3442) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at cotteridge tasting 24/1/15, bottle from brewdog online
opaque black, dark tan lacing, coconut cola, full bodied, slightly smoky and spicey, spikey carbonation, warming, cocoa, earthy.
jkbachman (181) - - JAN 24, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chocolate, smoky, woody, with a hint of hop spice. Thick and chewy. This would be excellent barrel aged.
Fin (7809) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Cotteridge Tasting, Saturday 24th January 2015 Pours black with a beige head, some bonfire toffee. This is quite a pokey beer a little harsh on the end/finish, has it got a little chilli in it? Roasty and bitter, this is very nice, pleasant warmth throughout, some dark chocolate, lovely. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov16 3.9
williamstome (1043) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour, beautiful brown head. Aroma is sweet chocolate, cherry, and smoke. Flavor is chocolate covered cherries, dark chocolate, booze, medium full body, smoky sweet finish.
deepeary (206) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
14 month old bomber. Motor oil pour with soapy mocha head. Nose is very rich, baker’s chocolate, roasty malt, smoke, anise and some graham cracker.. Oily texture. Taste is sweet, roasty, licorice, some cherry, lingering smokey finish. This is a nice sticky-lip sipper.