EdKing (1302) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2013 Keg in CPK. Opaque black to very dark brown, murky, off white head. Nose is lots of dark chocolate, roasted malt, smokiness, touch molasses, milk chocolate, syrupy chocolate spread. Taste is sweet, bitter, and with quite a tang like Marmite, at least saltiness. Hmmmm... not sure about this. Lots of sugary chocolate, roasted bitter malt and then salty molasses, Marmite, liquorice. Bit sweet and too much going on for me. Finish is sweet, salty liquorice.
jackl (2587) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg @ CPK. Deep brown with a lovely tight tan head. The nose is licorice, smoke, dark chocolate, burnt brownies. Hints of vanilla. Mild nose-tingling booziness. The taste is roasted malt, ash. Smooth mill chocolate sweetness. Hazelnut spread. Burnt brown sugar. Boozy on the finish, hot. Full, thick body. Overall, decent.
harrisoni (10911) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The Rake. black beer no head. Choc and alcohol bit of whisky even. Its interesting certainly but i am struggling with a third of a pint. Different yes. Ok
kwik-lime (866) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really chocolatey, especially in the aroma. Not that full-bodied, but smooth and incredibly easy-drinking for the ABV. Nice beer.
WeissGary (166) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice cocoa aroma, quite a sharp and heavy alcoholic taste, with a sharp finish... feels more like a vodka at parts, the milky chocolate taste which comes throughout the drink is quite enjoyable.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
7th January 2013
Keg at the Euston Tap. Opaque black - brown beer, tiny tan head. Palate is silky smooth but peppered with fine carbonation. Creamy dark malt, no roast or bitterness. Nice dark chocolate. Trace of coffee. The coffee is also in the aftertaste along with dark malt. That’s about it - fairly simple but really well done. Smooth and silky and very drinkable.
Leighton (6945) - London, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2013 Keg at the Euston Tap, London. Noted at 8.7%. Pours black-brown with a creamy, brown head. Lovely dark malt nose, notes of burnt brown sugar, charred wood, earth, dark chocolate. Big sweet flavor but not cloying, lots of lightly bitter dark chocolate, brownies, moist chocolate cake, moderate earthy bitterness, some scorched oak. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming finish with more bittersweet dark chocolate, baking cocoa, hints of licorice and iodine, mud, some burnt toast. Quite robust but I wouldn’t say heavy-handed. Excellent.
dantheman278 (1317) - SCOTLAND - JAN 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Bat. Deep black. Thin tan head. Big soft mellow dark choc malt nose. Sweet smooth chocolate, light bitter roast, big warm booze and hot roasty alcohol linger. Pretty one-dimensional but very tasty, though for 10% ABV I’d expect a little more.
cgarvieuk (10993) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2013 cask at bat ... deep black ... thin tan head ... soft chocolate dark malrs ... solid roast ... dark chocolate roast ... mellow malts ... chocolate ... crackin ... but maybe little oxidised
keg at the bat 8.7%
deep black ... thin tan lacing ... soft mellow chocolate roast ... dark roast ... chocolate malts nose ... deep malts dark roast ...little too fizz ... big malts ... chocolate ... mellow smooth and crackin 4.2