Osprey87 (2028) - WALES - NOV 2, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity cask. Very dark orange (pretty much black), big foamy white head with huge bubbles. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste has biscuity malt, very subtle Terry’s chocolate orange character, finishes a bit watery.
AshtonMcCobb (2923) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at the Haymarket.
Appearance - opaque black with toffee shades.
Nose - very subdued chocolate and orange but pleasant malt aroma.
Taste - definitely chocolate and the orange is there in the background. Good biscuit note.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly fresh finish considering.
Overall - a pleasant ale.
Beersiveknown (3238) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown, beige head. Lots of chocolate, not souch orange, fairly dry and thin. Could be better.
olliejobbins (911) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint from cask. Pours very dark brown almost black. Aroma of roasted malts, orange and a little chocolate. Nice smooth taste and you can taste the chocolate orange. Really nice.
Rob_D_UK (869) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a solid black with an off white head. Chocolate malty smell. Taste is also chocolate malt with a hint of bitterness.
jjsint (917) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Falcon, Clapham Junction. Very translucent dark brown. Chocolate malt dominates aroma, with slight citrus. Bitter taste, slight powdered chocolate flavour. Ok but doesn’t really justify high ABV.
SarkyNorthener (2370) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask@lychgatetavern, wolverhampton. Brown beer with large white head and good lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate. Taste is dark chocolate with Orange peel. A very nice ale.
Egg4Goff (19) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask; Lescar, Sheffield; a huge blast of chocolate on the nose; a deep, clear brown with a deep foamy head; unsurprisingly it tastes of chocolate orange but it is dark, bitter chocolate not cloyingly sweet, a bitter hop aftertaste helps balance nicely; a bit thinner than expected for a beer so strong, therefore dangerously drinkable; worth seeking out.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned handpump Scarborough Leeds 14/11/12. A chestnut brown coloured beer with a tight white head. There are certainly chocolate and orange aromas and flavours as promised. Has a nice warming body too. Does what it says and does it well. Tasty.
brief_smile (110) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Nation of Shopkeepers, Leeds. Deep ruby colour. Chocolate digestives, cocoa powder and a hint of Cointreau on the nose. Sweet hot chocolate, dark malts and syrupy orange in the taste. Smooth, oily mouthfeel. A bit odd, but certainly well executed.