fidelis83 (2212) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Inky black pour with a thin, creamy brown head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, toast, roasted nuts, caramel, lots of char and smoky old campfire, just a hint of sweet berries. Flavor is sweet chocolate up front, lots of char, some sweet cherries, coffee, dark caramel, light piney hops and a slightly stronger hint of cherries to the finish. Honestly if the deScription didn’t mention cherries, I may not have picked them up. Heavy body, creamy to chewy feel and medium strength slightly sharp carbonation. Really good overall, but they didn’t do the base beer any favors with the cherries or whatever they did. I will admit as the beer warms the cherries come out a little more and add a little more positively to the beer, but still not enough to redeem it compared to the base beer.
MrHangover (3488) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a pitch black beer with a big, brownish head on top. Aroma has massive oak, cork, nutty presences, red fruits and molasses. Flavor has light tartness to it, loads of fruity touches, some slight booze. Very complex, very full bodied. Thick, rich moutfeel, super smooth. Longlasting, sweet and nutty finish. Great stuff!!
Benzai (10887) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by MrHangover. Opaque pitch black color with a huge brown head that lasts for a long time. Aroma is malts, roast, nuts, dark overripe cherries. Taste malts, dark malts, vanilla, nuts, dark overripe cherries, dark fruit, a touch of milk chocolate, softly bitter. Oily texture, smooth mouthfeel. Wonderful.
Dorkenstein (171) - - SEP 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big roasted malt and dark chocolate, some faint fruits in the background. Taste is sweet cherry and roasted malts with dark chocolate. Drinks real smooth.
Gription79 (2682) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. No light shines through, not even around the edges. The aroma of cocoa and cherry is noticeable a foot away. The taste is big rich dark chocolate, tobacco, cherry, licorice, toasted malts. There is some warming alcohol notes. This is great on a cool rainy night.
Dr_Fellini (934) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to glass. Probably a year or two old. Pours a deep brown color with a tan head. Aroma is toasted malts, light chocolate covered cherry. Completely different aroma than the base beer! Flavor has a solid porter character to it, with just a touch of cherry. Probably my least favorite of the bunch, but still a solid porter nonetheless.
McNeillR (1834) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Again murky dark brown, nice ruby glint and a frothier sandy ringed head and no lacing. Nose is greasy, fleshy fruit and well dug tarry malt. Initial taste is smooth, keen fruit scalping and no notes of ABV or the heavy duty maltiness. Smoke, greasy, light cola and mouthfeel again greasy. Finishes a swirl of lean peppery sweetness and linger is peppery and a wink of the ABV.
Bottle, Sir Tadalot Top 50 Scottish Tasting, Cheers GlasgowTad
BenH (3206) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Tad. Black with tan head. Aroma is slightly fruity, dried fruits, licorice, chocolate. Taste of licorice, dried fruit, cherry comes through. Sweet and tasty
Stuu666 (7290) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at craig’s. Pours black, nose is chocolate, toffee, cherry, caramel, taste is dry, chocolate, biscuity, light cherry.
GlasgowTAD (727) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep brown with slight brown head. Aroma is cherry, malts, coffee. Taste is figs, cherry, raisins, tart, fruity/berry. Medium bodied
cgarvieuk (18076) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle at home ... deep black ... thin tan lacing ... soft dark chocolate sweet fruit nose ... soft sweet fruit roast ... dark malts ... big chocolate ... dark fruit chocolate roast .. sweet cherry fruit ...light tart fruit