sm89walt (1693) - Auckland, - APR 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Ales by Mail. A near opaque brown coloured beer that poured with a thick, dense & mostly lasting creamy light head. Dark fruit & liquorice aromas with touches of coffee, roasted malt & chocolate. Mildly lactic on the tongue with red to dark fruits & coffee. Slightly watery, empty mid-palate, light to medium body, soft palate texture, short & soft malt finish. Ok either side of the mid-palate but the watery, lack of heft in that respect letís it down to a degree.
leebotton (121) - - MAR 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample bottle thanks to Richard of Cotswold Finest.
Pours black more viscous than water with a tiny light large bubbled head, dissipating quickly into surface bubbles. Huge boozy aroma, smelling like much more than the stated 4.8%! Fruity rich concentrated date or prune like aroma mixes with oak / vanilla and a smooth sherry or wine connotation. An intriguing dryness. Slight metallic taste on the tongue which Iím less fond of but gives way to a lingering heavily roasted flavour and texture in the mouth. Definitely an interesting beer but still slightly unexciting and with one or two faults.
johndoughty (3692) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black with a small head. Some discrete chocolate flavours but otherwise there wasnít much flavour. A bit, in fact a lot dissapointing. This brewery is capable of better.
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - FEB 21, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Iím just not sure if I like this. There is a full flavour, but itís not a stout flavour I recognise. Itís fruit. Then itís meaty steak. Then there is a metallic edge. Finishes neither sweet nor dry.
zacgillbanks (1741) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. An inky black beer with a quickly disappearing tan head. It has strong coffee and chocolate flavours followed by a slight sour roasted finish. Superb!
rosenbergh (5935) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 3, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle. From Oxford, England. Big thank you goes to Mikko & Chris.
Black colour with tiny tan head.
Roasted malt, sweet sugar and grains in aroma.
Roasted malt, coffee, sweet brown sugar, lactic notes and grains in flavour.
Gets a bit cloying.
Camons (4837) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Rasmus House. Pours very dark brown with a offwhite head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, licorice, chocolate. Flavor is roasted malt, coffee, licorice, hints of chocolate. Thin body, soft carbonation, light dry finish. 020812
HenrikSoegaard (9999) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Dark red amber colour. Heavy malty and light hopy aroma. Toffee notes. Average moderate bitter flavor. Some roasted notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.
chrisv10 (9691) - DENMARK - AUG 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and caramel. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, medium sweet, little caramel, hop and a little bitter.
saxo (13337) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, notes of smoke, nuts and hops. Nice dry finish.
Rasmus40 (9591) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost black with a diminishing beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate and cocoa. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and roasted moderate bitter finish. 020812