madmitch76 (21715) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
7th August 2009
GBBF. Cask. Clear dark brown beer. Softish and dry palate. Slightly odd flavour profile. Soft cocoa chocolate and a tiny streak of smoke. There is also a whiff of sulphur around the hops that detracts a fair bit. Finishes dry with more cocoa and some orangey hop.
DanielBrown (4370) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at GBBF ’11. Brown, with hardly any head. Smooth tasty and full - Porter-like. Very pleasant, soft, creamy choc, with a nice smell too.
FatPhil (13582) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 21, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (GBBF2011, Wed)
Dark, and with a tight beige head - beautiful. Super chocolatey aroma, mellow rich roast. Ditto the taste. Very full and succulent palate. Chocolatey roast is delicious, the roast has no harsh aspects at all. Perfect strong mind.
Dedollewaitor (15469) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ GBBF, 2011. Pours dark amber with a small head. Ashes, cold coffee and vague roast. Smooth and medium bodied.
cgarvieuk (21037) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cask at gbbf ...dark brown black ...thin tan lacin ... soft toffee roast ...light coffee nose ... soft malts ... dark oast ... light coffee ... nice
oh6gdx (25127) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Hazy deep brown colour, close to black, with a mediumsized beige head, that leaves some slight lace. Aroma is coffee, mild roasted notes as well as dark dry fruits an some toffee. Flavour is coffee, roasted malts, some chocolaty and cocoa notes with some mild bitter finish. Pleasant roasted finish with some chocolate as well as some mild toffeeish notes.
BeerViking (4100) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Magpie & Crown, deep dark brown with a beige head, aromas of coffee and some dark chocolate, lots more roast malt, smoke and coffee in the palate along with hints of dark fruit cake and a light hoppiness.
planky84 (2860) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at NWAF, 2011. Dark brown pour, no head. Toffee, treacle and coffee aromas. Licorice, coffee and vanilla flavours. Malty finish.
thebeertourist (5179) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from GBBF. Pours very dark brown with a small tan head. Roasted coffee aroma. In the mouth hints of smoked meats flavours blend with coffee and chocolate. Well-made.
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Houghton Hall, Carlisle. A rich chocolate and malt aroma greets you immediately, with some coffee also lurking around. Smoky, roasted malt on the tongue and in the finish. Some hop resin for balance, but overwhelmingly a very fine, deep ruby-black strong mild, with a nice alcoholic kick, reminiscent of blackcurrant cough mixture. Good stuff.