BlackHaddock (3645) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
750ml bottle shared between 6 of us on 23rd Aug 2014 at the Midlands meeting. Not too sure my delicate palate wanted a sour Stout as beer number 13 on the day. Anyway this beer came out almost if not black, with a thin foam topping. Taste and aroma of an old coffee cup with grains going mouldy at the bottom, a rotting Kit Kat finger nestled on the saucer. I did not take to this beer one iota.
minutemat (1569) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Midlands Tasting Group Aug 14, at Richie’s Hop Palace. Pours very dark brown with tan head. Taste is very sour chocolate with roasted & dark fruit notes. Really not my cuppa tea.
SarkyNorthener (1867) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@midland tasting group. Black beer with small tan head. Aroma of coffee, lactose and prunes. Taste is sour dark fruits, tangy and a little dark chocolate. Very good.
RichTheVillan (2752) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Midlands Tasting Group via Cotteridge Wines; almost black pour with a thin tan head, chocolate and coconut aroma, taste has chocolate, coffee, some coconut, very sour, and some bitterness.
GRM (2968) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown bottle, 1 pint 9.4 ounces, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on August 20 2014; eye: black, opaque, thin sheet of beige head that turns int a tiny sheet, light lacing; nose: sourness, light roasting, light musk, light wild yeasts, light red wine, light tannin; mouth: sourness, light acidity, light musk, light wild yeasts, light tannin, slight burnt, lightly sour finale with presence of acidity, medium body, average carbonation, slick texture; overall: fine
Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 9,4 onces, 8,2 %, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 20 août 2014; œil : noire, opaque, mince couverture de mousse beige qui se transforme en une minuscule couverture, légère dentelle; nez : aigreur, légère torréfaction, léger musc, léger levures sauvages, léger vin rouge, léger tanin; bouche : aigreur, légère acidité, léger musc, léger levures sauvages, léger tanin, très léger brûlé, finale légèrement aigre avec présence d’acidité, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, texture coulante; en résumé : bien
Meilby (7438) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 750ml @ Geokkjer
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is sour with a notes of roasted malt, berries, citric acid, citrus and vinegar. Taste is light sweet and medium to heavy sour with a long sour, slightly dry, berry and citrus finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (13399) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 75cl. It pours a dark body, as black as can be, topped by a dense, finger-thick tan head leaving lacings. The aroma is funky and sourish, almost lambic-ish, with roasted malts and some licorice. Nice indeed, but sort of one dimensional. Sour, roasted flavor with dark dried fruits, licorice and some coffee notes. It’s full-bodied and soft on the palate, dry, and with a lasting roasted and sour finish with prunes and rum raisins. Starts a bit boring this one, but damn it’s fine one. 140808
Geokkjer (5719) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of sour red berries, some funk, lemon, oak, vanilla, malt and yeast. Flavor is sour and sweet with some lemon,sour funk, oak,caramel, coffee and some roasted malt. Medium body, average carbonation.
pushkinwow (1997) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Brown with a tan head. Roasted malt, mild tart and sourness but not over the top, becomes nice and dry with a moderate+ carbonation and a mild fresh body, some cherry on the finish and quite enjoyable.
jonnyguns (904) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from mane liquor shared to celebrate our ironman success! Wow this is weird. Pours pitch black like a typical stout but huge sourness in the aroma! So confused right now. Taste is full of roasted coffee, oaky vanilla and dark chocolate upfront, then you get smacked by the sourness. Heaps of tartness and barnyard funk in the finish. Such a weird beer but it works wonderfully!