fonefan (37873) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Handbottle @ [ Tasting by Maria ].
Unclear medium red brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, caramel, coffee, licorice, peat notes. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium to ’medium to full’, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. (170608)
yespr (33872) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From cask. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, liqourice. Smooth toffee malty and soid liqourice note. Medium dry, light sweet liqourice impression. Roasted malty and dry malty. Smooth liqourice finish.
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 20, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Cask at Volunteers Arms, GBBF 2004] A red-brown beer with no head. The aroma is very sweet with notes of caramel, roasted coffee, and chocolate. The flavor is of roasted malt, coffee, and alcohol.
joergen (22632) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at GBBF 2011.
Black coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Roasted aroma of hay and caramel with notes of liquorice and hops.
Roasted flavour of hay, caramel, grass and hops.
Roasted and hoppy finish.
oh6gdx (21947) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask@GBBF2008. Deep amber colour, small creamy brown head. Aroma is coffee, smoked wood, some roasted malts, vanilla and mild alcohol. Flavour is roasted malts, dark fruits, smoked wood and peat. All in an excellent balance.
omhper (20606) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Black, nearly opaque, no head. Tarry nose with a dash of blood. Dryish woith solid body. So roasty it turns resiny with metallic edges. Some plums and salt. Like listening to your favourite somg played through a distorted amplifier.
anders37 (18767) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ National Winter Ales Festival 2009, Manchester. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty caramel and coffee aroma. Roasted malty coffee flavor with some hints of caramel and licorice. Has a roasted malty coffee finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.
madmitch76 (17158) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2015 6th August 2008
On tap at GBBF. Opaque black brown porter. Sharpish and sour. Mild coffee and roasted malt. Mild hoppy finish with a grapefruit aftertaste. A little to edgy to be great. 2.9
8th February 2015
Bottle. Clear deep brown beer, untidy bubbly pale tan head. Palate is smooth and fairly dry with good fine carbonation. The dark malts are slightly roasty and carry a little dry coffee and mild cream. Trace of citric hop and then more obvious bitterness, but it’s never harsh. Finishes smooth and semi dry with bitterish dark chocolate lingering on. Decent.
cgarvieuk (16655) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Manchester Winter ale festial 08 ... Deep dark brown ... smokey roast woody malts ... smooth very chocolaty ... some bitterness... some coffeee ... little drying in linger.
harrisoni (14704) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2006 Cask at GBBF 2005
Dark brown. Tar and chewy malt on nose, liquorice, burnt malt in mouth. Very tarry with a thick finish.
Cask handpull at Ship & Mitre, Liverpool. Wonderful beer. Black beer, thin dark beige head. Deep flavours, incredible aroma of dark malts, charcoal and some dark fruit. Full and velvety in mouth if a tad sour with long finish. Excellent beer
. Some sour dark plum/damson fruit