nuplastikk (4123) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Firkin at Sugar Maple. Wow, this is what its all about. Brown black, opaque. Huge steady beige head. Extra soft and smooth on the palate. Cloudy chocolate tones. A touch oily, but simply a fantastic beer experience. Chocolate milk undertones. Luscious, world class subtlety. Perfect beer, really different experience than the bottle.
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. Cola dark-brown body, medium tan head. Aroma is medium sweet, bittersweet chocolate, roast/coffee, light earthy, nut. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, some coffee, bittersweet chocolate, earthy. Roasty/coffee bitterness in the finish. Low carbonation, medium body, light stickiness.
undercurrent25 (1331) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark colour, almost black. Taste is of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee, a very nice surprise. (I assume this is the corrcet beer I tried, had it in the Penny Black Northwich 21/2/2013)
MalcolmTucker (669) - SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Haymarket. Black with a long lasting tan head. A thick chocolate and roasty beer. I’m a big fan of this.
Theydon_Bois (6986) - 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 (5612) - 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 (1014) - 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 (954) - 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 (2012) - 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 (2731) - 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...