OStreetBrewery (120) - Wellington, - FEB 12, 2010
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tasted from the bottle at Kelly Ryan’s Thornbridge Tasting at the Malthouse. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about this beer since I tried it. Undoubtedly the best honey beer I have ever had. A massive rich full complex aroma of dark chocolate, espresso, spicy deep heat, resinous rose petal notes, warm nutty chestnut, a touch of Christmas spice and toffee malt. In the mouth the beer rich with the perfect balance of chocolate roast malt, nutty flavours, chestnut but also hazelnut and almond, floral esters and a rich solid malt backbone. I wish I had a couple of cases of this in the cellar!
klm1 (427) - - JUL 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2015 Black opaque colour with brown, creamy and fim head. Practically without visual carbonation. Aroma: Alcohol note is in second plan, namely notes of malts, especially of chocolate and coffee, dominate. But you can also detect hops: some notes of tropical fruits, herbs... Taste: Presence of alcohol is well hidden, on the other side notes of hops (tropical notes) are evident. Hop bitterness is medium, almost high, malt sweetness medium. You can detect chocolate, tobacco, honey, pine, molases... Body is full and adhesiv, bitterness is surprisingly high, hop bitterness in finish also. Complex beer. Very good beer, for surly the best brew made by Thornbridge.
killroy (76) - BULGARIA - JUL 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black with tan, creamy head. Aroma of coffee, caramel and dark fruits. Taste is deep, some honey, chocolate with little bitterness in the finish.
Jyrsa (186) - - JUN 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a brownish head. Nose has coffee, burnt and nuts. Whiskey-like smoke and alcohol with lots of coal. A long burnt after taste.
birocotsios (13) - - JUN 17, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong aroma of chocolate and coffee. Very dark in appearance with a brown foam. Sweet full body taste, with a strong presence of chocolate and coffee, a hint of liquorice nicely balanced with the bittersweet taste of the chestnut honey and nice lasting chocolate aftertaste. Great beer, perfect for dark ale/porter/stout fans.
bartlebier (2537) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUN 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Glass courtesy of fellow-Meetjeslandian PriorL@Tilquin English Beer Festival’15, merci maat! Opaque dark brown pour. Smells like a slowly opening chalky milk stout, releasing damp muscovado and fruit sugars as it sits. Strangely spicy in taste, with an earthy tobacco leaf dryness underneath, a host of fruit caramels and muscovado sugars, contoured by a natural ("organic") wet pasture/manureish yeast profile and a bit of an abv burn. The missing link between Doppelbock, Belgian Dark Ale (Gulden Draak) and UK old ale? Hard to gauge, might revisit.
PriorL (2653) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Tilquin Englisch Beer Festival 2015. Thanks for sharing!
APPEARANCE: black beer, small unstable beige head.
NOSE: chocolate, coffee, malty.
TASTE: choclate, coffee, malty, bitter.
jkwalking05 (4185) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16.9oz bottle. Black in color with a good sized tan head. Aroma is of jasmine, raw honey, leather, raisin, bread, licorice, and roasted malts. Taste is of roasted malts, smoke, honey, licorice, toast, and molasses.
travita (4375) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The look is dark, brown to black in color, and has a tan head. The smell is honey, herbal, throat lozenge, sweet, floral, licorice, raisin, leather, and nice. The taste is malty, roast, leather, licorice, bitter, floral, plum, and jam.
guiroul33 (248) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - MAY 3, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Tilquin English Beer Festival 2015. Very good honey notes predominate the aromas and in the taste which goes perfectly with this kind of dark complex brew. Delicious.
ElManana (1085) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Tilquin English Beerfestival. Lots of caramel, bitter chocolate, high alcohol, nice!