jercraigs (8423) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009-05-20. Picture perfect black with a rich creamy brown head, leaves similar lacing on the glass. Initial sip of non descript sweet dark malt is quickly overtaken by a grainy dry roasty bitterness, brief odd note in the finish has a mineral touch with the roast. Aroma is milder than expected, slow building dry roast, notes of coffee and mocha akin to a pile of roast barley and freshly ground dark malts. (6+) Smooth average palate is light for my tastes but is in keeping with Irish examples of the style. On tap at Franciscan Well, Cork
mayordenis (18) - USA - MAY 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet, Roasted Chocolately borderling coffee malt, Deep Black Colour with a marginally off white head. Very smooth.
anders37 (19112) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ GBBF 2008. Pours a black color with a small fast disappearing off-white head. Has a roasted malty aroma with some hints of chocolate. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.
fonefan (38686) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (gravity) @ Great British Beer Festival, GBBF 2008, Earls Court, London, England SW5.
Dark black color with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate malty, coffee, burnt, chocolate. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. (050808)
SilkTork (5398) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2008
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
GBBF, Trade Day, 2008 Gravity cask. Greasy and buttery - weak and all over the place. Some coffee. Not impressed.
MiP (14442) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at GBBF08. Creamy and roasted aroma. Black colour. Small frothy light brown head. Thin mouthfeel. The flavour is slightly roasted with a good creamy sweetness. Nice coffee aftertaste.
Rune (9239) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black as pitch. Aroma of smoky malts leading to a more sweet, malty flavour supported by a touch of anise. Smooth on the swallow. Rather diluted in the mouth (Cask, third pint at GBBF, 05.08.2008).
Skinnyviking (7732) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Low whit and quickly disappearing head. Very dark red almost black body. Mild coffee aroma. Mild coffee hops flavor with a long aftertaste and a low carbonation.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A Mes rate: Gravicask at GBBF.
Black brown colour, not much going on in the head department. Nice coffee and chocolate with some slight but manageable diacetyl. Odd note of shaving cream and plastic in the finish. So so.
cgarvieuk (17016) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 12, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at GBBF ... Deep black ... chocolate malt nose ...light mellow roast good body lots of coffee in linger.