Theydon_Bois (5308) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Ales and Tails, Twickenham, 12/01/13.
Light black with a good sized tan head that retains well. Excellent lacing follows.
Nose is papery and cardboard, roast malt, light spice.
Taste comprises roast malt, touch of cardboard, some chocolate, a little peppery, caramel.
Medium bodied with bite, softish carbonation, dry finish.
BVery (5135) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Busters on 28th. Very dark brown pour with a tan head. Dense, smokey, roasty, and some licorice sweetness. Good stuff.
jmohno (967) - Iowa, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 6% called Black Ale. Very black tan head,thin,spotty lacing.
Aroma malty sweet chocolate,nuts,bready,mild dark fruit berries.Somewhat mild but complex.
Taste is very smooth slick so much it actually lubes your mouth slightly,big chocolate tones,roast,rich,dense,dark chocolate bitter roasty finish,strong espresso notes bitter roast lingers.Not shure if this is under the right name,but its the only 6% there is.
BeerFanDan17 (948) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very tasty and in fact slightly smokey in flavor. A dark stout with good spicy notes and chocolate and malt galore.
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BenH (1723) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at HW. Black with short lasting thin tan head. Nice aroma, roasty, chocolate bit smokey. Taste has thick chocolate with licorice and a smokey edge. Full bodied but quite flat
JanLaursen (2493) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Black beer with a bubbly shortliving beige head and a light acidic coffee aroma with notes of dried fruit and dusty hops. Taste is sweet, light ashy, medium bitter with hints of licorice, chocolate and plums. Dry, astringent finish, surprisingly light texture. I actually prefer the bottled version...
joergen (18875) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Charlies.
Clear dark brown coloured with a small beige head.
Fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits and hops with notes of liquorice and dust.
Sweet and light roasted flavour of dried fruits, hops and cocoa powder with notes of overriped fruits.
yespr (28651) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From cask. Pours hazy dark brown with a small off white head. Aroma is toasted dark malty and almost breadish. Chocolate, smooth malty and caramelish. Light bitterness comong through. Toasted malty and chocolate fish.
evanlarkin (303) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque brown with a light tan head. Smoked malt aromas prevail. Cocoa, licorice, and a light hoppy bitterness in the finish.
BeerSkull (1070) - SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma and the flavor is alright, maybe a little thin, with elements of roasted malt, a little smoke, fruits and caramel. Hmm! I do not really know why I think this beer is boring. But something that disturbs me, however, is the sweet-sour tone that is found in both the aroma and the taste. That I do not like!