HighlanderOne (1233) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Brewers Cask. Not getting much but malt in aroma. Almost stout black with a bit of tan head. Tasting roasted malt, cinnamon, grassy hops, coffee, licorice, brown sugar. Not what I expected from a black lager, but quite delicious.
kajser27 (1358) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown to black, medium to small tan head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, roasted barley, bit of toffee, some roasty acidity. Taste is medium to low sweet malt, toffee, chocolate, brown sugar, roasted coffee and some roasty acidity. Sweetish roasty finish. Medium bodied and carbonation.
(bottle at GBBF 2015)
Theydon_Bois (16850) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split at LKS, thanks to Kenny, 03/09/15.
Mahogany brown with a moderate beige covering.
Nose is sweet malts, toffee, hint of vanilla.
Taste comprises light smoke, caramel, biscuit crumble, treacle toffee.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Ok for style.
The_Osprey (6276) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share thanks to Ken, 5.1%. Very dark brown, red hue, small foamy brown head. Aroma is ash, blackcurrant, earthy and a bit farty. Body is medium, soft carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is smoke, soft malts, light metallics with a bitter finish.
madmitch76 (22055) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
3rd September 2015
Bottle share at Mr Smith’s Stratoflat. Clear amber beer, tidy pale tan head. Palate is crisp and semi dry. Modest fine carbonation. Light lactose in the thin dark malts. Tangy caramel. Mild dried fruits. Light finish. Disappointingly thin and dull, really needs a bit of backbone from Devils Backbone.
Scopey (12503) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanks to Ken. It pours dark brown with a small light tan he’d. The nose is toasty, cocoa, cardboard, cheap chocolate and light meatiness. The taste is light, toasty, earthy roast, cocoa, pepper, wishy-washy and earth with a short, dry finish. Light body and moderate carbonation. A bit weak. So-so.
Leighton (18520) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Kenneth. Pours clear brown with a frothy tan head. Toasty brown bread in the nose, some mellow cocoa, grain. Medium sweet flavor with bread, toffee, ripe berries, mellow chocolate. Light bodied with average carbonation. Finishes sweetly and simple, with more brown bread, toffee and cocoa. Nice schwarzbier.
jbrana (640) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - AUG 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a well brewed beer, but not a style that I’m fond of. Has some roasty chocolate and coffee notes, but with very little body or mouthfeel. Very light and crisp.
yespr (40417) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is mild caramelish. Bitter and toasted malty. Bitter, roasted and dark malty. Bitter and roasted finish.
rlgk (18187) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled at Chris and Ruth’s place in London. Black beer with a quite nice beige head. Roasted leather aroma, malty, caramel notes, chocolate, some tar notes. Roasted tar flavor, leather, grassy, hay, cocoa powder, some dark chocolate.