Benzai (13591) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled @ GBBF. Bottle shared. Opaque pitch black color, average sized beige to light brown head. Aroma is malts, roasted malts, dark chocolate, lightly vanilla. Taste malts, roasted malts, lightly vanilla, chocolate, sweet-bitter. Medium body, soft yet suitable carbonation.
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with tan head. Roasty aroma, slightly meaty and chocolatey. Taste is roasty with charcoal, coffee and chocolate.
mR_fr0g (8870) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at GBBF thanks to ian. Dark caramel coloured beer. Aroma is sweet nutty berry and choc raisin. Flavour is nice clean nutty chic and raisin. Clean cal ale ferment. Bit too clean and refined. Palate is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Solid. Good work jamil.
Ferris (12374) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Dark sweet chocolate. Jet black with a brown head. Dark sweet chocolate and a long finish. Simple, but good.
harrisoni (17143) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At GBBF 2014. Bottle. Black dark brown colour thin tan head. Chocolate sponge cake aroma. Good chocolate in the mouth. good chocolate on the aroma. Just a tad thin in the mouth. Too carbonated. its ok but a little lacking on the swallow and finish. Ok. Good choc. Lacked a something.
Tide (2927) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Nova. Black color, white head. Bitter taste with hops, roasted malts, licorice, coffee, nuts and chocolate. Bitter finish with roasted malts, nuts and licorice. Excellent porter.
Storm_Warning (82) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Currently drinking a bottle from Beers of Europe. Aroma is full of rich, dark, roasted malts with sweet chocolate. Appears as a black vessel with a short lived pillowy tan head on top. Tastes of sweet chocolate, rich roasted flavours, caramel malts and a herbal hop finish which adds to the solid dark chocolate bitterness. Silky smooth on the tongue, not too heavy but not too light either, very slight oily texture with a soft tingly carbonation. No doubt at all that this is a very tasty drop, would happily drink this again, and again, and again, and again....
minutemat (4144) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg @ Port Street Beer House. Pours extremely dark brown with beige head. Very flavoursome chewy chocolate / toffee desert flavours, roasted malts and a touch of dark fruits. Very nice.
Muggus69 (2035) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
640ml bottle 12.03.12
Deep dark brown body, tan head holds as a small ring.
Decent aroma packed full of dark chocolate, nuts, toffee, and dark fruits.
Full bodied, quite chewy and creamy, not as thick as abv would imply.
Body continues with plenty of dark malts; chocolate, toasted nuts, burnt caramels with subtle plummy undertones and boozy warmth on a reasonably bitter finish.
Pretty good, rich yet not overly so.
Stuu666 (10263) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours black, nose of chocolate and burnt sugar, taste is dry, roast malts, chocolate, liquorice, bitter.