imdownthepub (11495) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, 330ml from Tebay Services, Orton, Cumbria. Black with tan head. Big beer this, extremely sweet and syrupy with a heavy coffee liquor notes, groundsy, some bittering, like a Turkish coffee pot. Full palate, heavy drinking, certainly a sipper than a drinker. Got to be done.
minutemat (2587) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2015
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
330ml bottle @ 12th Shrewsbury Bottle Share, courtesy of Simon! Pours dark with minimal head. Week-old coffee dregs aroma. Horrible dregs / vanilla on initial sip, syrupy, bitter, rich and generally rather unpleasant. Not for me I’m afraid.
BlackHaddock (4995) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
28th April 2015: 330ml bottle split at the Shrewsbury Bottle Exchange Group meeting. Dark and forbidding, dregs of the coffee machine came to mind when I sniffed and drank this. Yet I also found it sweet and interesting: let’s leave it at that.
gopherfan99 (961) - CROATIA - JAN 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle; pours black with almost no head; slightly bitter aroma of dark malts, roasted coffee, with hints of chocolate and vanilla; taste is bittersweet with chocolate, roasted coffee, with some licorice and vanilla notes; finish is dry and bitter; very complex but very nicely done
Fashawn (439) - Montesarchio, ITALY - JAN 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
coffee, nuts, bread, chocolate, caramel, for the aroma, with some vanilla. black, sparklin with frothy, brown foam. heavy cloying sweetness leading To A lightly bitter. full body, creamy, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish, with a bit of astringent.
Hermod (4457) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. Pours black, thin brown head. Aroma is exploding with strong coffee notes, dark chocolate, ash, vanilla. Flavor lacks the intensity of the aroma, got mostly ash and soy sauce, burnt wood. Coffee and vanilla in the finish. Slightly disappointed, because the aroma was so good.
teorn88 (3640) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle at Chriso’s Christmas tasting, London. It pours a dark brown color with a small brown head. This one is sweet boozy bold rich chocolate. It has loads of coffee and vanilla notes. Overall, great
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[6485-20140708] Bottle. Charcoal roasted malt and olive oil aroma. Brown black body with a quick foamy tan head. Syrup roasted malt flavour has long sweet syrup aftertaste and some vanilla notes. Full body. Good. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5
(Tasting at cgarvieuk’s, w/ him, BenH, jercraigs, Stuu666, others)
Overheard: "Same thing we do every night, Craig." "Yep, try to drink all the world."
mR_fr0g (5839) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at chriso’s winter tasting 7/12/2014. Dark caramel brown coloured pour with a halo of off elite head. Aroma is spicy veg, nutty choc, pumpkin. Palate is sweet, nutty, moderate carbonation. Really full an d sticky. Flavour is nutty, coco, vanlla. Interesting. bit too sweet.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl, new exclusive English brew Anno 2011, with vanilla, chocolate and coffee, from Ales By Mail (UK), complex sweet Stout, roasted/sweet and slightly fruity/spicy, balanced, hazy, nearly no head, good brew, yet expensive!