prawlie (1186) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half pint at the Great British Beer Festival 2013. Almost black, with a nice bubbly head on it. Nice chocolatey smooth roast. Gentle chocolate malt aroma. Tasty stuff.
BOSSbrewer (1991) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on cask at Checkers in Oxford during the 2013 beer festival. This was my favorite beer from the festival. Pours very dark. Roasted barley and coffee notes. Very nice.
adamah (214) - - JUL 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick creamy and black. Bursting with aromas of roasted coffee and bitter chocolate. The flavor is slightly sweet up front, umami and a very satisfying bitter finish.
Niall73 (1871) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the falcon, clapham. Reddy, deep brown and dark. It's fine, typical aroma and flavour - coffee, malt, choc with a bit of smokiness. A disappointment, just OK.
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coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft from cask. Poured nearly black with a sudsy head. Aroma and flavor of roasted malt, notes of coffee, milk chocolate, hint of vanilla and sourness. Slightly oily, slightly creamy. Wonderful beer.
nuplastikk (4708) - 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 (11653) - 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 (1485) - 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 (753) - 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 (9960) - 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.