madmitch76 (22351) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2014
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
27th March 2014
Tasting at Bruceís. Can thanks to Colin. Opaque dark brown beer, good vibrant tan head. Palate is smooth and airy. Very nice mild carbonation. Malt starts smooth but it has a very unpleasant burned note, I donít mean roasted, I mean properly burmed, acrid and bitter. Little coffee. Smooth finish. Pretty unpleasant.
cgarvieuk (21884) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
OH MAN BIG THANK to the FREE HOPS people from bringing this to DLD ... IT sure drank good ...Deep black ... smooth soft coffee roast nose ... deep solid smooth roast ... lots of coffeee ... good but could do with a little less coffee.
Travlr (21653) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Free the Hops FestivAle in Birmingham. Dark brown color, tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate. Taste is sweet toasted brownies. Tasty.
Leighton (18711) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can shared in London - thanks, Colin. Pours clear brown with a creamy beige head. The nose has strong roast, burnt toast and milk chocolate. Light to medium sweet flavor with sturdy roasted malts, dark bread, light earthy bitterness, further milk chocolate. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Decent balance to finish with slight bittersweet cocoa, burnt wood, earth. Nice one.
Theydon_Bois (17229) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can split at Bruceís pad, from an IP trade in Londres, 27/03/14.
Extremely dark mahogany brown with a moderate off white swirl/spotting atop the glass.
Nose is bitter roast, coffee, bitter espresso, smoke.
Taste comprises bitter roast, cocoa, coffee, dark toffee ring, light campfire.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Solid bitter roaster.
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - NOV 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Good People. Black in color with a nice tan head. Good nutty coffee and toasted malt sweetness to go with plenty of roast, chocolate, and maybe even some coconut. A hint of hazelnut and vanilla sweetness. Subtle bitterness of coffee and dark cocoa. Plenty of great coffee flavor. Probably their best beer.
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Growler, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a dark brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of oatmeal, chocolate, graham cracker, and roasted grain. Flavor of roasted malt, bitter bakerís chocolate, coffee, and oatmeal with a dry finish.
Scopey (12707) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can thanks to Colin. It pours darkest brown with a small tan head. The nose is earthy, toast, candy, caramel, coffee, cocoa and milk chocolate. The taste is toasty, earthy, cocoa, burnt notes, mild acidity, charred wood with a dry, roasty finish. Light-medium body and fine carbonation. Burned.com but the best al tick Iíve had.
BeerandBlues2 (12193) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 31, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Mellow Mushroom in Huntsville, AL. Pours clear black with an average, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, chocolate, roasted, dark fruit), light hops (herbal, woody), and light esters (fruity) with notes of raisin. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, chocolate, roasted, dark fruit), light hops (earthy, herbal, woody), and average esters (fruity) with notes of lactic, smoke, and raisin. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth and creaminess with a dry finish.
kermis (11232) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can shared / road soda. Dark brown with a big beige head. Aroma is exactly what it says on the tin upfront, coffee and oatmeal with pretty strong metallic notes, roast, caramel and cocoa. Flavour is above moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation.