Scopey (12535) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Kenny at the 42nd floor tasting. It pours opaque black with a thick tan head. The nose is toasty, charred wood, dark chocolate, rocky road, coffee grounds and earthy roast. The taste is bitter, charred, dark chocolate, burnt toast, peppery, grapefruit, very charred and coffee with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Lingering bitter charry finish. Rather solid stuff, especially the aroma.
mR_fr0g (9284) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the sky high Canary wharf tasting. Many thanks to Kenny for this one. Hazel nut brown coloured pour with a sticky mid tan head. Aroma is nutty, woody, little pine, little coffee bean. Flavour is composed of full on smooth coffee, bitter roasted, choc, nutty. Palate is sticky, medium full bodied, highish carbonation. Assertive bitter roast, and piney hop bitterness. Good stuff.
teorn88 (6494) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle at the 42nd level tasting, London. Many thanks to Ken. It pours a dark brown color with a medium beige head. Aroma is sweet with caramel and molasses. Taste is sweet upfront and then bitter, with notes of charcoal and coffee, quite dry and astringent. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, ok
Theydon_Bois (16903) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle split at the 42nd floor Tasting, thanks to Ken Neth, 08/10/15.
Extremely dark mahogany brown with a decent tan covering.
Nose is cocoa powder, earthy hop, charr, spice, toffee, roast malt, dark berry fruit.
Taste comprises liquorice, spice, coffee grinds, earthy red berry, light black pepper, roasty tones.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close peppered with earthy hop bitterness.
Leighton (18529) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in London. Pours rich brown with a big, fluffy beige head. The nose holds cocoa, roast, burnt herbs, orange rind. Medium sweet flavor with strong roast, baking cocoa, scorched earth, bread, more citrus rind. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Nice, rich baking cocoa finish, lingering roast, earth, espresso, charred pine, gooey citrus, rind. Very good.
Yorker (1934) - Herning, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
34 cl bottle @ home. Pours dark brown with a little sediment and a light tan head that leaves a lot of lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, coffee, grapefruit, and pine - with a roasted and bitter finish.
jksipa (788) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from the brewery. Black with burgundy highlights under a huge pillowy khaki head that lingers and leaves great lace all the way down. Nose has tons of espresso, chocolate, molasses, pine and resin with floral notes and hints of vanilla. Light sweet support for a prominent coffee and chocolate bitterness and herbal notes in the finish. Medium+ creamy body with average carbonation and a lingering dry bitter finish. Great example of my favourite style.
Idiosynkrasie (6421) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
341ml bottle. Darkest brown colour with huge, creamy, fully lasting, moderately lacing, beige to tan head. Roasty dark malty, chocolately aroma, notes of coffee, piney, resinous, citrusy and leafy hoppy overtones. Taste is dry, bitter hoppy, minimally papery, chalky and medicinal bitterness, a touch of pine and resin, roasty dark malty basis, slightly watery passages. Sadly a loss of fruitiness in taste.
Zakoon (483) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
341ml bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours deep brown - almost black with a big and frothy beige head, thick lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, ashy. pine and resin. Flavour is light sweet and medium to heavy bitter. Medium bodied, thick texture, soft carbonation. Finish is roasted, resinous and a little unbalanced.
Excalibur123 (358) - Soria, SPAIN - AUG 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color negro intenso opaco con abundante y bonita corona de espuma beige, presentando buena retención; aromas a malta tostada, lúpulo, algo de café, fruta tropical y flores; en boca entrada potente con amargor medio que desaparece en el pos gusto; cuerpo pleno con carbónico medio, sus noventa y cinco ibus están bien equilibrados, siguen notas a regaliz, terrosas y café torrefacto, cerveza compleja y balanceada, pos gusto agradablemente amargo y seco.