chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle at the Pigs Ear Beer Festival, London on 6 December 2006. Black, with no head. Rich stewed berry fruit aroma with a burnt, roasty edge. Luscious, juicy, dark fruit on the palate. Slightly plummy. Some warming alcohol. Mellow mouthfeel. Very tasty but didn’t quite pack the punch one might expect from a 10.5% beer. Difficult to place style-wise (which is often the case with Felstar beers).
Noctilucus (102) - All over Belgium, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2010
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I can’t help but to give this one a straight 5... Tried it at the Bruges beer festival in 2007 (?) and returned at the end for another serving, seeing that this was only sold in full-size kegs rather than bottles.
Amazing blackish dark-brown brew that blew me away, very sweet, extremely full-bodied and complex taste that doesn’t hide its strength (10.5% ABV) either even if the alcohol in itself isn’t very present. Any fan of sweeter, very solid & heavy beers should try to taste this one, I found it to be absolutely amazing!
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@Pigs Ear BF. Rich, warming and chcolatey. Odd notes of dog biscuits. Some warming alcohol also noticed, but quite well hidden, especially for an English Strong. This was nice, but perhaps too sweet.
harrisoni (14214) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Pigs Ear BF. Black colour, tan head. Really lovely aroma. Strong dark beer, bit like an Impy stout crossed with a barley wine. Fine, some fruits, dark, some espresso coffee.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pigs Ear BF. A black beer with a beige ring of bubbles. The aroma is oily, fishy and malty. The taste is oily with light roast. A smooth mouthfeel but doesn’t carry its weight. However does have good character.
JorisPPattyn (8094) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 3, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2007 Black concoction with red-brown highlights; greige-brown sturdy head. Dull but intrigueing spicey nose - a bit like the peels of pistacchionuts, some black cardemom and restrained coffee. Short spicey-bitterish onset (again cardemoms), then swinging to sweet and dark malts, the black cardemom flavour never gone from the picture. The sweetness is also not strange for cardemoms. Some nuttiness as well, and chocolate in the finish. Serious body and texture, alcohol however fully hidden. No indication if this was oak-aged. Maybe none of the bottles are. It’s sweet, but in a nice, (chocolate/coffee)dessertlike way. The beery equivalent of café Liegeois ? Big thanks to Mat W!
Cask Nose with lots of cacao powder and bay leaf. Chocolate flavours, portwine accents, meaty esters, and very vinous, with still some hops in the finish. Chewy but not syrupy, extremely velvety MF. Excellent, very complex beer. Iron fist in velvet glove.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was excellent, says its a stout on the bottle but the guy i got it from said it was a barley wine? Anyway packed full of flavour, some serious dark fruits, nuts maybe, sweet. Ill need to get this again as it was some seriously good stuff.
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 14, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[bottle from magic_dave6] pours black with a moderate tan head. nose is coffee, chocolate, some forest fruits and a little hoppy grapefruit. well bodied with a sweet finish.
JonMoore (1920) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with slim tan head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee, malt and some hops. Similar for the taste. Alcohol is well hid, creamy mouthfeel. Very good.