kraddel (4260) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thnx to martin
Pours dark brown, almost no head
Smells rather sweet
Taste is bit bitter, some coffee notes, rather sweet,
You get some bitterness, but its not very intence ...
Doable, but the yukima was way better to me
rlgk (12026) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle tasting at Cafe Abseits, Bamberg, during Jolly to Bamberg 2014. Deep amber/brown beer with a small offwhite head. Hoppy grassy aroma, biscuits, roasted, hay, caramel, tar, chocolate, fruity, metal notes. Hoppy roasted flavor, caramel, coffee, licorice, dark chocolate, nice bitterness.
Garrold (2152) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bier Huis, Ossett. Very dark red. Thin, tight, tan head. Milk chocolate. Some coffee. Light gianduja nuttiness. Taste is chocolate sweet, then cocoa dry. Some unripe, red fruit bitterness balances things out. Creamy palate. Dry, long, bitter finish. Good tackle.
Theydon_Bois (11145) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Day 2 of the post Xmas Bamberg Jolly, Cafe Abseits Tasting big thanks to Fergus for spreading the CDA love, 25/01/14.
Dark mahogony brown with a moderate light beige covering that thins to a pond/swirl.
Nose is pine, earthy hops, bitter tropicals, cocoa powder.
Taste comprises earthy cocoa, light roast, pine resin, bitter grapefruit.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, grassy skunky hop closure.
Solid enough CDA.
harrisoni (14509) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Cafe Abseits. Tasting. Dark brown thin collar of bubbles. Hoppy black ipa aroma. It’s ok if you like ipa black. It’s ok
DruncanVeasey (7379) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Several ill-advised cask tulips, Beer Emporium, Bristol, 17-18/01/14. Very deep mahogany tinted with ruby. Slim beige neck. Black choc Quality St strawberry ceramics (creams) aroma. Bittersweet gritty strawberry cream flavour. Excellent good dry bitter cocoa finish.
downender (6646) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol, 6/1/2014. Near black with a slight, off-white head. Big, hoppy aroma with a touch of balancing fruit cake sweetness and trace of roasted malts. Flavour had plenty more orange, cherry and dark fruits, black coffee, some dense, bready malts and a dryish finish. Excellent.
ElectroMod (126) - - JAN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Y Delyn Wine Bar, Mold. Pours super dark brown with a thin but long lasting beige head. Coffee and hops dominate on the nose. Flavour is interesting; coffee, burnt toast and hops. Nicely carbonated and slightly oily mouthfeel. Tasty!
madmitch76 (16890) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
15th December 2013
Opaque dark brown beer, good pale tan head. Palate is dry and crisp. Mellow dark malt, touch of lactose and roast. Smooth piney hops and a tiny bit of citrus. Finishes dry with a mildly bitter aftertaste of malt roast and hops.
leaparsons (8606) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with a beige foam. Aromas are coffee and oats with coal and pithy grapefruit. Earthy with pepper and smoky notes. Nutty with cocoa nibs and light pine. Flavours are gritty and earthy coffee with pithy grapefruit and green pine. Herbal with bitter dark chocolate and dark berries. Dark and juicy.