The_Osprey (3215) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at CBC Clerkenwell. Black with a small brown head. Aroma is chocolate, treacle, bourbon. Doughnuts too I suppose, since they’re mentioned. Body is medium, smooth, rounded. Taste is sweet molasses and soy sauce. Has that meaty sweetness of the others in the series, but less of it. Chocolate and prune. Finishes with ash, spice and booze. A nice slow sipper if a little one dimensional and sweet. Good.
Turtles (477) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
650ml bottle from Systembolaget, bought in September 2014. Black with a creamy tan head. The aroma has oaked aromas, with sweet biscuits and candies. Mild carbonated with a thick, creamy mouthfeel, full body. Very deep and rich flavor, caramel, oak, vanilla, brownies, almond, chocolate, coffee and much more. Incredible depth in taste and nose. Forget the 11.5% you just want more.
Zakoon (235) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours black with a nice looking tan head. Aroma is vanilla, chocolate, roasted malt, coffee and liquorice. Flavour is sweet and medium bitter. Full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation. Finish is sweet, dark chocolate and warming alcohol.
McNeillR (1758) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky bright brown, decent glint but fairly opaque - greasy tan lacing and thin ringed head. Very sweet, not really overly roasty nose - peppery perhaps. Initial taste is loose greasy roast, not overly bitter and tang of cola nut sweetness. Greasy enough mouthfeel but holds a bit better than the others, crusty on the linger. Finishes seedy sweetness, gritty bitter.
Bottle, Sir Tadalot Top 50 Scottish Tasting, Cheers GlasgowTad
BenH (3020) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Tad. Black with tan head. Aroma of chocolate, slightly roasty, caramel. Taste of chocolate, licorice, roasty. Quite sweet.
GlasgowTAD (582) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep brown with slight mocha head. Aroma is malty, roasty. Taste roasty malts, coffee, sweet sugary doughnut.
Stuu666 (6466) - 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, dark sugar, liquorice, doughnuty, taste is similar, quite dry, bitter.
madelfonatree (105) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Look - Nice, tan head with fine bubbles. Little retention. Thick, oily body.
Smell - Slight bourbon smell. Very sweet. If the beer wasn’t called Doughnut Break I couldn’t smell glazed doughnuts, but it is there. Raspberry. Coffee. Dark chocolate.
Taste - The smell translates right to taste. More barrel than expected.
Feel - Thick and syrupy. I don’t feel much carbonation. Oozes down the throat.
Overall - Doughnut Break on Doughnut Day! Well, 23 minutes late. This had a lot of KBS traits minus all the booze (more so than Breakfast Stout). Good stuff.
Aniela (3613) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Black beer with a beige head. Vanilla, chocolate, licorice, dark fruits and tar aroma. Vanilla, chocolate, coffee, nutty, caramell flavour. Lovely beer :-)
Beerman6686 (5319) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a darker brown to almost black with a beige head. Aroma was of dark roasted malt, peppers and light chocolate. Flavor was similar, a pepper character for sure, is this astringent coffee or an incorrectly labeled decico version?