The_Osprey (4887) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle share at Chriso’s. Black, small foamy tan head. Aroma is very sweet and sickly with treacle and some booze. Quite one-dimensional. Body is light, soft carbonation, foamy. Taste is sweet with booze showing up, thin ashiness, dry finish. Pretty below-par imperial stout.
Desverger (5761) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@Chris and Ruth’s Pre-GBBF 2015, London - pours black with beige head. Dark roasted malty aroma and taste, with chocolate, coffee, caramel and vanilla sweetness edge, sweet to roasted finish.
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Chris and Ruth’s pre-GBBF 2015. Black beer with an beige head. Roasted chocolate licoice coffee aroma. Hoppy roasted grassy licorice coffee chocolate flavour.
Scopey (10641) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Pre-GBBF Shindig 2015. It pours near black / darkest brown with a tiny beige head. The nose is soft, rich roasted maltage, earth, coffee, toasted sugars and sweet caramel. The taste is sweet, oily, boozy warmth, earthy roast, charred wood, umami, maltesers, dark fruit and toffee with a warming finish. Medium - full body and fine carbonation. A bit sweet and charry. Alright I suppose.
madmitch76 (20064) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
8th August 2015
Pre GBBF tasting at Chris and Ruth’s. Almost opaque brown - amber beer, small pale tan head. Palate is light and smooth and semi dry. Dark chocolate malts, some Malteasers in there! Trace of tangy dark fruits. Whisper of spice. Light finish. Decent.
RichTheVillan (5461) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chris & Ruth’s pre GBBF shindig; coca cola brown pour with a frothy beige head, aroma has toffee plus some dark fruits, taste has dark fruits along with some roast, a hint of coffee, fine.
harrisoni (16047) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at pre GBBF 2015. Black beer lasting tan head. some oil some chocolate sponge. OK. Not too extreme. OK. Some butter.
rlgk (15802) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chris and Ruth’s Shindig 2015. Black beer with a decent beige head. Roasted chocolate aroma, cocoa, licorice, vinous notes, caramel, some citrus. Hoppy roasted flavor, grassy, hay, licorice, caramel, chocolate cocoa notes. Quite nice.
yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted, dark malty. Light herbal. Dry, bitter, dark roasted to almost acidic. Bitter and slight herbal. Bonde dry and bitter finish.
Claves77 (189) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mild smell belies deep rich color. Strong bold flavor. Nut brown-esque. With flavor at back of mouth just above throat. Lasting palate.