Beersiveknown (2101) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 14, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black-brown with thin ashen head. Rich, chocolate aroma, thick treacle like texture, molasses, roast barley, tobacco and sweetened cocoa. Long finish with more molasses
jfb (3147) - GERMANY - MAY 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(cask) pours black in colour with a creamy beige head. aroma of vanilla and sugar icing, toasted malts, dark chocolate, light avocado and alcohol. flavour is chocolate fudge, peanuts and soy sauce, with a hint of oxidation, a light sweetness and a light toasted-bitter finish. heavy-bodied with almost no carbonation.
BenH (1689) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask at bat. Black with tan head. Aroma of licorice, molasses, dark fruit, prune, coffee and chocolate. Taste is incredibly rich, licorice, molasss, dark fruits, plum, prune, raisins, some chocolate and roasty notes as well. Thock and sweet with quite a clean finish. Could do with a touch more carb, quite flat on the palate. Wowzers. An amazing beer.
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - MAY 12, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cask at Bat. Deep viscous brown/black pour with a small compact beige head. Huge rich nose - liquorice, molasses, tobacco, liquorice, liquorice, dark cooking chocolate. Amazingly powerful. Big warm roast flavours, some dark chocolate, soft vanilla, big umami, just an incredibly subtle fruity caramel thing lurking under the surface. Touch of mellow booze and soft roasty bitterness on the finish. A touch flat, but absolutely amazing otherwise. Incredibly moreish, a very dangerous characteristic for an 8% beer!!
cgarvieuk (12164) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
cask at tap ... deep black ... thin tan head ... soft dark roast ... light chocolate nose ... big mellow meaty roast malts ... rich dark fruits ... soft coffee ... huge meaty finish ... lovely soft silky body but maybe little too soft on carbonation ... lovely