tiong (5602) - Espoo, - JAN 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown, almost black with a tiny brown head. Aroma of stingy vegetables, roastiness, hints of cocoa and vanilla. Taste is strong with roasty vanilla notes, hints of stingy vegetables, cocoa and coffee. Finish is strong and malty with some roastiness and hints of vanilla. A bit unbalanced, feels like it would be slightly better from a fresh bottle.
Pyrmir (5055) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle at Hasse, thanks Lenner! Black with thin brown head. Aroma has intense coffee, light tart, complex roasted notes with more coffee, some dark chocolate and ashy notes. Taste is equally intense on the coffee, dark chocolate, ash, vanilla, light cigarette butts, light tart and salty notes, wood with some alcohol in the finish
gowdy (919) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - NOV 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taste of a bottle at Craig’s house. Very dark. Tiny tiny head. I’m told this bottle has lost some life.
jesperhammer (3786) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
30-OCT-2015, bottle @Ulkløbben meeting, @Sonni.
Black with low Brown head. Sweet roast, coffee, Vanilla. Very sweet. OK.
Linnet (1441) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Immensely powerful, lots of coffee, vanilla, chocolate, roasty, ABV evident, very, very sweet, boozy, medium bite and salty, fullbodied, very rich, but the sweetness makes it a bit hard to get down.
gegwilson (2524) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Open All Hours in Keswick. Pours pitch black with a dense beige head that eventually fades to a rim around the edge. A good looking beer. Vinous aroma with mocha notes. The taste is really rich and sweet. Bags of flavour including sherry and vanilla before loads of coffee and black chocolate. The alcohol is warming and unobtrusive. Sticky, oily mouth feel. A superb beer. Perhaps a touch too sweet making it a tiny bit sickly towards the end.
imdownthepub (12162) - 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 (3222) - 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 (5387) - 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 (1136) - 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 (512) - 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.