maeib (8304) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 21/12/13. A black beer with barely any head. A little peaty smoke in the aroma but it’s fairly well hidden. Comes alive in the mouth though. Great smoke and great dark roasty malts. A bit of veg and a bit of coffee. Really tasty.
Scopey (5307) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. It pours darkest brown with a small beige head. The nose is roasted malt, chocolate, smoke, peat, meat and umami notes. The taste is smooth, roasty, toast, light smoke, some medicinal notes, peat, coffee and chocolate with a dry, earthy finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Interesting and pretty well executed. Nice.
madmitch76 (13079) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
3rd December 2013
Pigs Ear. The Round Church, Hackney. Cask. Clear deep red amber beer with a bubbly tan head. Light very dry palate with a little fine carbonation. Light touch of dark chocolate. Mild coffee. Tangy dry fruits. Dry finish. Tasty if over dry.
imdownthepub (9479) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at The Oak Tree, Balmaha, Stirlingshire, Scotland. Very dark brown, ruby hint with cream head. There is a slight peaty bonfire note on the nose but it doesn’t follow through into the flavour. There is a malty fruitiness, some blackberry, strawberry, full palate. A pretty pleasant beer.
decaturstevo (4624) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown/Red pour with water head and lace. Aroma is smoke, chocolate, and fruitiness. Super smoky start with some sweet roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. Medium bodied with good carbonation. good beer
omhper (18765) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Almost clear dark brown, small head. Fruit ynose with some wood and smoke. Mid dry with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Mid bitter finish with some peat.
zacgillbanks (1750) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Cornelius beer and wine, Edinburgh. This black beer has rich chocolate and smoked malt flavours, slight roasted notes and sweet red fruit and more chocolate on the finish.
harrisoni (12493) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle from Oddins London Bridge. Black beer lasting beige head. Malty aroma, but not particularly smokey. Eeek, like all the other Fallen beers I had this is still not a very good beer. Flavours are all over the place, there is some leather sofa flavour that is strange, the smokiness is limited and vague cheap smoked bacon. It’s not a pleasant beer to drink and like the other Fallen beers, I didn’t want to finish it.
northropfrye (1889) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Blackfriars, Glasgow. Dark body and off white head. Smoky aroma, but not offputting.Taste of smoke, dark chocolate, but also a milk chocolate sweetness to round it out. Nice ale.
meerbier (1437) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@Home. Milk chocolate aroma. Deep dark brown, tiny light brown head, fair lace. Light sweet, chocolate, bitter, nasty bitter in the finish. Medium body. Where’s the smoke?