oh6gdx (21155) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Deep brown colour, small off-white head. Aroma is roasted malts, some toasted and bready notes along with a bit spicy and ashy notes. Flavour is roasted malts, some ashes, rye bread, chocolate and some mild floral notes. Elements are there, but the beer remains very thin, in fact it feels even more thin than a mild ale as for the palate.
olliejobbins (1093) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Gomshall Mill. Pours jet black with a few bubbles on top. aroma is coffee, chocolate, ash and charcoal. taste is smoky/charcoal-y followed by spices and bitter coffee. very nice and easy to drink all day at this abv. not too thin either.
SaintMatty (5571) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (Rockstone, Southampton) - Black with a small head. Roasted malt, pine and some soapy notes in the aroma. Roasted and soapy taste, almost in black IPA territory, with coffee, pine and cocoa.
edsspoon (594) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask - deep red with a bubbly light brown head. Aroma of coffee, malt and earth. Taste is earthy and sooty with light fruit and strong grassiness. Medium bitter, medium body.
allmyvinyl (4484) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Thomsons. Pours black with a thick white head. Chocolate aromas, light coffee, pine. Taste is roasted bitter, more pine hops, somehow coming out blackcurrant and liquorice. Very nice.
s_hartshorne (1878) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask west riding dewsbury. Black red good head lace. Aroma is roasted malts fruits taste same good bitterness medium body. Good stuff ecspecialy for low abv.
The_Osprey (2205) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Craft Beer Co. Dark brown, decent bubbly tan head leaves thick lacing. Aroma is very light - not much going on. Body is medium to light, touch of carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is soft malt, tangy with some apple skin, drying finish with some light bubblegum and banana skin dodginess. Not very good.
GuideDogSaint (513) - Xiamen, CHINA - AUG 2, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Cask at the Guide Dog, Southampton. Pours black with a white head. Aroma makes it seem like an IPA. Burnt hoppy chocolate. Bitter. For the abv this is unbelievable.
planky84 (2189) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Hare and Billet, Blackheath. Dark brown pour with a beige head. Licorice toffee and berry aroma. Flavours of licorice and blackcurrant. Quite dry.
wheresthepath (1651) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Derehams Inn beer festival, High Wycombe. Black with a moderate beige head. Now this is unexpected. Somehow your brain is expecting a mild, regardless of what you’ve read about the beer. But instead you get loads of piney hops up front with chocolate and a roasty burnt flavour behind. The hops make it a surprisingly slow drinker for the low abv. Basically it’s a session black IPA. I like it.