BlackHaddock (5387) - Shropshire, - APR 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The third bottle in my twelve brews of Dunham Massey Breweries beers: 500ml, bottle conditioned, best before March 2011, drank and reviewed December 2010.
Poured into a huge ’Judas’ glass, just for the hell of it!
It looked superb, a mass(ey)ive foaming quilt head of tanned bubbles sat majestically above the darkest of dark bodies. Rarely have I seen a Jet black body, so Jet black. No idea if any sediment got into the glass, couldn’t see a bloody thing.
The aroma is all about roasted/toasted and burnt chocolate malts all in equal quantities giving it a dark, dry chocolate smell.
The taste is also heavy on the chocolate malt theme with a hop bitterness adding to the dark chocolate feel.
Well carbonated and easy to drink, the beer however lacked a richness in the body and although not watery, seemed almost thin towards the end of the mouthfeel.
Another fine beer from this brewery: 3 out of 3, so far.
ManVsBeer (6881) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Costello’s, Stockton Heath. Very dark with a thick, creamy, slightly off-white head. Has roasted malts in both aroma and taste but very light textured and drinking.
s_hartshorne (2549) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask west riding dewsbury world sup beer festival. Black good tan head. Aroma is smokey roasted malts. Taste is same some dark fruits good bitter finish. Medium body.
mike_77 (4571) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 500ml - Roast malt aroma. Really silky, creamy texture. Flavour has lots bittersweetness from the malt and subtle hints of cocoa.
MiP (14656) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, 4.2%. Roast coffee aroma. Black colour. Stable creamy light brown head. The flavour is also roasted, hard roasted malts and coffee. The mouthfeel is a little thin.
cgarvieuk (19021) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
cask at NWAF ... deep black... thin lacing ... roast malt ... light milk suger nose ... light milky roast malts ... soft sweet roast ... light milk chocolate ... ok
DJMonarch (9170) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the Fermenting Vessel at the Brewery Tap, Dunham Massey 20/03/2010
Roast aroma. Yellow head. Dark coloured a little rich on the palate and fruity with a hint of bitterness in a dry lasting roast finish.