Evilkniamhel (352) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of cgarvieuk dregs run. Pours clear dark brown. Nose of brown sugar, coffee cake, savoury. Taste is dark chocolate, full bodied, smooth, coffee grind, dry, long finish.
McNeillR (2142) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown and soft tan light brown thin ringed head. Nose is terse roast, meaty and tinny. Initial taste is a smoky very light choc and dusty bitterness. Carbonation is firm but fades to a thin cooling mouthfeel. Finishes tarry sweetness and lingers drinking choc sweetness.
Bottle, CGarvieUK 10th Anniversary Tasting
allmyvinyl (8809) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2016 Bottle at Craigs. Pours clear dark brown with a thin beige head. Aromas of chocolate, light roast. Taste is light sweet, fruity. Roast. Sweet finish.
GlasgowTAD (1212) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours burgundy shade of black. Aroma is roast malts, cocoa and coffee. Taste is cocoa bitter, coffee bitter, cocoa sweet, roast malts, slight fruitiness from coffee.
Stuu666 (9537) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at craig’s. Pours black, nose is chocolate, liquorice, sugary, taste is similar, dry, chewy toffee.
cgarvieuk (20238) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home .. dark brown ... thin tan head ... soft roast .. soft chocolate roast malt nose ... little cold .. soft malt .. soft roast .. sweet chocolate .. sweet malts ... soft toffee chcolate ... sweet caramel toffee roast
zimbo (866) - SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bit of an old school porter here before the days of extreme beer. Lightish with some fizz this has a pleasant a light roast malt nose and a gentle but very very tasty malty roast flavour in the middle palate which lingers on and on.
beerplace (296) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 21, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle bought in BC Liquor store. Cocoa, roasted malt in the aroma and taste. Dark coffee and roasted bitterness at the end. Very good beer!
UXO (1301) - CANADA - JAN 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: nearly sold black with clear brown margins, one finger of dense beige head, excellent retention and lacing. (4/5) Aroma: coffee, chocolate, dark roasty malt, tart red berries, light lactic. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, mild bitter, very light tart. (7/10) Palate: medium-full body, moderate carbonation, off-dry finish. (4/5)
Nice. Smooth and chocolatey, dark and rich. Nice dark roast flavours, while staying pleasantly mild - a solid implementation from a solid brewer. In the background, I’m getting a near-lactic smoothness along with an almost raspberry-like tart - which, considering they’re pretty much opposites, is no mean feat. Can’t go (too badly) wrong with Driftwood in my experience, and this is another solid performer, if not quite world-class like Fat Tug, Pilsner Doehnel, or Naughty Hildegard. (Even if it doesn’t make me want to spank a nun. Aw, hell, who’m I kidding? I still want to spank a nun.) (15/20)
TimE (4773) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 3, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
medium brown color. Creamy brown head that looks like an espresso. Very nice espresso nose with some chocolate notes. Smooth mouth, and I suspect this has been on nitro. Nice stuff