jlhooker (26) - Dublin, Ireland, IRELAND - DEC 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap Black Sheep, Dublin. Black with light tan head. A sipper with tropical fruits, bitter chocolate taste. Medium carbonation. Dry grapefruit finish. Very nice.
ACD (624) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Pitch black with tan head. Aroma gives plenty of sweet, dank papaya and tangerine, pine needles, grapefruit and a decent bit of peppery spice. There’s some burnt coffee hanging around too. The taste is pretty hefty: lots of tropical fruit, burnt coffee, some tobacco, thick pine, big grapefruit, dark roasted malt. Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation lifting everything. Really rough bitter fruits in the finish, some heavy smokey roasted malt bitterness. Massive bite to it. Very decent stuff.
garthicus (2661) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: pitch black, thin brown head. Aroma: catty hops (hurrah) malty and fruity, lemon zest. Flavour: hoppy, spice, almost a curry flavour, bitter as hell with a chocolate and coffee flavour, lovely long spicy finish. Delicious.
ciaranc (841) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from Redmonds. Brown, almost black pour, light tan head, lasting, nice lacing, looks the part. Nice contrast in the aroma between a light roasted malt and some tropical fruits. Theres a spice in there too. Flavour is very robust, heavy roast malt up front, lots of bitterness next and finally finishing with some chocolate/coffee notes. Quite dry and no sweetness. Light body, not much carbonation. Finish is long and dry grapefruit/soy bitter. No sign of the 7% ABV. Roast malt dominates toward the acrid.