madmitch76 (20818) - , 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 (11368) - 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 (17227) - 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 (38536) - 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 (16556) - 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.
GenDV138 (5083) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle poured into a footed stem glass at True Food Kitchen in Fairfax, VA. Dark brownish almost black with beige head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, malt. Tastes of caramel, toffee, malt, light toast and biscuit. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
tbunting75 (42) - - JUL 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good clean lager flavor. Has a faint but appealing roasted malt note on the nose. Nice beer.
Bricks (905) - Delaware, USA - JUL 24, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Great appearance. Very dark brown, with slight amount of head. Aroma of caramel, coffee and fake smokey flavoring / bacon bits? Taste is a bit strange.. some malt, with a hint of band aid.
rondphoto (3564) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap @ Devil’s Backbone / Roseland VA --- Clear very dark cherry-brown color, ivory head, splotches of lace. Taste is lightly roasted fizzy malt that adds just a dab of hops, but enough to keep things together. A really well-balanced brew.