The Gavmeister (28) - , SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at Craig’s...grapefruit and coffee bit of smokiness...pretty thin...not enough body...
McNeillR (1325) - SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light murky brown, dusty head. Neat nutty, cheap choc and bitter caramel bite. Smooth enough carbonation and finishes a little tinny bitter, linger is coppery.
Bottle, ScoIrl tasting
BenH (2493) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma of grapefruit and coffee, resin. Taste of coffee, grapefruit and pine. Decent body with a bitter finish.
Stuu666 (3538) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is very chocolatey, pine, taste is dry, roasted, chocolate, bitter, fruity.
allmyvinyl (4219) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark brown with a thin off-white head. Aromas of chocolate, caramel. Taste is light herbal, more chocolate. Finishes dry, nice.
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ... dark brown ... big big tan head ... soft sweet toffee charcoal nose soft malts ... soft toffee roast ... dark sweet malts ... dark roast ... light bitter ... real nice balance ... .
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty piney hoppy caramel aroma. Roasted malty piney hoppy bitter caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty piney hoppy caramel finish.
bavarian81 (64) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one poured a pretty thick head. Not sure if it was supposed to or it was because of the way i poured it. Pretty nice aroma of dark malt as well as some indistinct earthy tones. Taste is mostly dark malt and some mild hops. It’s pretty good!
gnoff (7975) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 50 cl (1 pt 0.9 fl oz) thanks to _angst_! Sampled on October 28, 2014. Marked 7% and 70 IBU.
Black color, tan head. Sweet, hoppy, citrus, herbal scent. Bitter, cocoa, citrus taste. Bitter, roasted aftertaste. Medium to full mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Zest,s ome pith, loads of hops. Nice, nut sort of heavy on the citrus for me for something so dark to the roasted side.
Saeglopur (434) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - OCT 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bierkompass.de.
Dark red to brown, clear body, with a big, frothy, stable, dark beige head, that leaves a massive lacing.
Aroma of chocoate, coffee, nuts, citrus, pine, resin, dark fruits.
Taste is about the same, also some grass and a slight smokiness.
Quite light, slick to oily mouthfeel, with a moderate carbonation and it finishes bitter, roasty, slightly dry, with coffee, chocolate, pine and lemon zest.
Really interesting! Completely feels like a Black IPA, except that is a bit lighter bodied and easier to drink. I think I couldn’t tell it if I didn’t know this was a Lager beer. Accomplished and enjoyable.