SarkyNorthener (4133) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared thanks to richthevillan, cheers Rich. Black beer with small head. Aroma of light roasted malts, some dark malt. Taste is dark malts, chocolate, some dark fruit and mild hop bitterness. Good.
RichTheVillan (6903) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark chestnut brown pour with a big tidy beige head, aroma has sweet bready malts and some dark fruits, taste has dark fruits, some malts, toffee.
zacgillbanks (4557) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. Inky black with a large tan head. It has a warmimng citrus, pine and chocolate flavour with more citrus and roasted notes with grassy hints on the smooth finish. Very Good.
allmyvinyl (9562) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cork & Cask. Pours dark brown with a thick beige head. Aromas of chocolate, light coffee, light citrus tang. Taste is more of the same. Interesting take on the style. Nice bitter finish.
M_Sack (625) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark brown/black, with latte coloured frothy head and strong lacing. Strong chocolate aroma, coffee, lick of citrus. Chocolate and coffee are the predominant flavours, but a great citrus lightness and slight bitterness. Slightly over carbonated. Great style that you don't see too much around the Aussie beer scene.
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floydian1 (1362) - FNQ, Australia, - AUG 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a classy 500ml bottle euphemistically billed as a "black imperial pilsner" with BB 3/16. This is basically a hoppier schwarzbier with sweet toasty caramel malts on the nose and tongue before a medium-full lingering somewhat resinous dry hop bitterness takes over the palate. It pours cloudy dark red-brown with a rocky tan head. Hard to believe that this is still technically a lager.
Davros (2831) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a light tan head.
Nose shows spicy hops, bready malt, herbal notes and soft vegetal characters.
Flavours include roasted malt, herbal and spicy hops and bready notes.
maneliquor (3484) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Mane Liquor. I rate this. Bloody tasty with heavy coffee and a pleasing burnt bitter-like finish which lingers and drops off nicely. Sessionable as well which is impressive. Could drink a bit of this. Nice stuff
mkel07 (5228) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Scratch Bar. Rating from April 2014. There are hints of smokiness that gets in your nose and throat and the beers pours a dark brown colour.
Rangi (670) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice refreshing lager with just a touch of roast and hops. Great looking beer pure black with a tan head.