Hanoi (787) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2016 Bottle. Nose is chocolate roasted malt light soy, sweetened milk. Taste is sweet milk, leading to milk chocolate, toast, hint of black current, caramel, drop off coffee. Mouthfeel is full. This is very nice; I?d assumed grave things about this brewer based on a catastrophe of a golden ale, but this redeems them somewhat.
I_LUV_BEER (117) - - MAY 30, 2016
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Served in a snifter from a 500ml bottle. Pours opaque black with a tan head. Aroma is smoky with a complex combination of chocolate, malts, molasses, dark fruit and coffee notes. Taste is smoke, molasses and faint coffee notes. Light body with medium to lively carbonation. Nicely balanced, very easy to drink and extremely enjoyable without being overwhelming. Could easily have several in one sitting. Lovely stuff!
berkshirejohn (5827) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Rose & Crown, Sandhurst. A glossy, opaque black pour with a ring of beige head; aroma of demerara sugar; rather thin but satisfying with a malty body, and some brown sugar, but not too sweet; then a dry finish with a touch of licorice. A rather good mild.
Itstasty (31) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask. Very dark body with a caramel head. Aroma of toasted malt. Thin mouthfeel with flavours of light liquorice and burnt coffee. Not a classic for me.
MarcinG (380) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Butelka 500 ml. Ciemnobrazowe prawie czarne z mala palona piana. Aromat troche rozczarowuje. Wyrazna czekolada kawa lukrecja i palone chmiele.w smaku dosc plytkie wodniste. Wyrazny posmak czekolady karmelu kawy. Ogolnie niezle piwo.
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1/3 pint at GBBF. Very dark brown (black) with a few brown bubbles. aroma is licorice, chocolate, coffee and dark malts. decent texture. smooth. coffee and chocolate. burnt toast. nice.
johndoughty (4807) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a small head.Creamy malty flavour with a medium body. Well bottled and pleasant to drink.
daniele (7721) - ITALY - AUG 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap scura naso caffe leggere astringenze nocciola poco corpo amro mediio
JorgeLee (1677) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity at GBBF 2015. Reminds me of primary school trips running up the Great Orme! Very dark almost black, off white foam. Smells great, lots of coffee and chocolate. Taste doesn’t quite follow through, sweetish dark malts, some coffee and chocolate, but still pleasant. Chewy. Good stuff.
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity at Ludlow Spring Festival. Pours black brown with a tan head. Some coffee, touch of caramel. Good stuff, a proper Welsh black bitter.