chinchill (4204) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle from the brewery store in Scotland. 4.5% ABV with a BB date of 12/2017
Dark mahogany with excellent clarity and sparkling highlights.
near even bitter/sweet balance. Good complexity with hints of blueberries, coffee, dark fruits, dark bread and toffee.
Fine, lingering aftertaste.
JoTheO (102) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 500ml. New batch only called Skye Black. Deep brown with a reddish tint. Sweet aroma with some malts. Soft carbonation and somewhat creamy. Taste is oaty and bready, but it has some really unpleasant metallic notes. Not a huge fan of this, it feels as if you bite your lip really hard...
Scrumpy369 (440) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 18, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle in scotland. Brown colour, small white lacing. Nose is low roasted malts. Taste is low smoke low sourness low bitterness. Low carbonation. Meh.
Grumbo (1219) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2016 Bottle from Bernie’s, West Midlands. Pours dark chestnut brown with an off white head. Aroma of cocoa and malt. Medium sweetness, moderate roasted bitterness. Light/medium body, slight oily texture. Carbonation a bit over average. Finish has a roasted edge and lasting sweetness.
Stoned99 (1156) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Best by Jan 2016 500 bottle, gift from trade a while ago... Aroma: aroma of burnt caramel, chocolate, a tad smokey. App: dark burgundy, some big bubbles all around the glass and a minimal foam in the middle. Taste and palate: light to medium body, a tad watery, medium sweetness, sticky, light bitter finish. Overall: aroma ain’t that bad, unfortunately it’s watery thus ruins the experience. Still drinkable and if I would be offered this one by a friend I would drink it without a problem but it’s not something I would buy.
StilleStorm (1410) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
DWF; Bottle 500ml., from Det Gode Brygg. Pours moderate, dark brown with a creamy, lasting and lacing off-white head. Nose is moderate, roasted malt, sweet honeybread, light berries and spice. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a somewhat lasting roasted finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
mike_77 (5302) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Almost black with thin lacy head. Aroma is a bit grassy. Sweet taste woth some elements of red fruit.
undercurrent25 (1931) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a black colour. Taste is quite fruity and juicy. Dry and grassy on the palate. Not bad
Manslow (1020) - Warsaw, POLAND - SEP 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Butelka 0,5l Kolor ciemnobrązowy, mętnawy, piana nikła szybko opada. Aromat karmelowo-czekoladowy, bardzo przyjemny. Smak lekko słodki a także trochę kwaskowy.Na podniebieniu lekko kremowy, nagazowanie średnie,wykończenie łagodne, przyjemne.
Sissio (1240) - Orsenigo, ITALY - AUG 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @Castle Tavern in Inverness
In a windy evening, its almost impossible to catch the aroma, but palate is really good, with his fruity notes, caramel and some roasted malts