cgarvieuk (12170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cask at NWAF ... deep black ... thinst lacing ... soft mellow roast ... light meaty malts nose.... dark malts ... soft roast ... dark heavy malts ... quite mellow flavour ... all body no flavour ... quite odd
tombyars (1266) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted this cracking stout at the Troon Beer Festival in October 2008. Cask, gravity dispense. Dull black in colour (appeared to suck the light in) with a thin buff tan head. Rich smell of Arbroath smokies, black coffee, freshly laid tarmac and burning peat hags - not all in any particular order. Intense, dry, oily thick mouthfeel and no lacing. Complex dark malts give neither fruit nor sweet sugar notes but dry flavours of rich dark chocolate, expresso coffee, phenolic peat, smoked haddock and very dry liquorice. Dry hardwood smoke masks any hop resins in the short intense aftertaste. Finish is very dry with roasted grain and coffee liqueur notes. This is a cracking Imperial Stout and unique in the range of flavours. For those that reviewed this in bottles and found them infected - try it again in cask!
Ober (2805) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ 2nd Saltburn Beer Festival. A black colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of dark fruits, some vanilla, dark malts and notes of chocolate. The taste of some chocolate, dark fruits with vanilla. The aftertatste of bitter fruits and a little chocolate sweet.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - OCT 14, 2009
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
(on bottle) Fat black, beige head. Fruity, esterish sent. Sour, flawed and really screwed up.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, gravity, at St Neots BF ’09 (’Booze on the Ouse’). Stygian black. Thick tarry aroma of old rope. Taste of marmite and liquorice, bitter, twisted, addictively horrible.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Soft. Liqorice. Hop licks. Roast figs. Not infected. Repeat - NOT INFECTED. If you think a beer’s infected, if it clearly doesn’t taste like the brewer intends, why the fark do you bother rating it? Are you that desperate for the numbers? Or do you just like to give a decent beer with decent rates a kicking? More and more people I talk to say that ratebeer talks shite half the time - now I’m beginning to see why.
dunkpigen (379) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2008
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle - most likely infected. Pours black with red edges and a small creamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malts and some fruit. Flavour is very fruity and sour - but bad.
skortila (4176) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2008
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottled. Tasting @ Kolding Bryglaug. Aroma has blackcurrant, coffee and some chocolate.Black coloured, with a small head. Taste is sweet, bit sour, bit medicin. Has some roast and fruit. Infected probably.
Christian (10355) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Black with a small tan head. Chocolate, mud and leather in the aroma. Tart and burnt flavour.
caesar (4505) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2008
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle @ thewolf-and-his-flock-of-sheep tasting session. Dark color. Lactic, medicine. Infected bottle?