jcartamdg (2438) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown, almost black with no head. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate and roast. Taste follows, loads of coffee.
Tonkun (1160) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at brewery. Dark brown pour. A lot of coffee and cream. Lighter than expected body but with night bitterness and sweetness. Not bad
skmikeg (1318) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a one finger tan head with decent lacing. Aroma is of coffee, dark coco, burnt caramel, roasted malts, and some light vanilla. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi sweet, medium long finish. Overall,a pretty tasty imperial porter that tastes a lot like founders breakfast stout.
samsmith33 (575) - - APR 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks again to Dave for picking this up for me from Kane.
Appearance is dark black, thick consistency, with a medium beige head. Bigger bubbles stick at the sides if the glass, nice lacing in the middle.
Aroma is all coffee, roasted beans, espresso like quality.
Taste is also mostly coffee, and good coffee. I’ll have to arrange to check out Rook in the near future.
Feel is light compared to how it looks. Light carbonation. Would go well with breakfast.
Only knock is that strong coffee dominates the palate, not leaving much room for any other beer-like tastes and smells. ??
Theydon_Bois (12716) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split at CBC Clerko from an IP trade with JTClockwork, 06/01/15.
Light black with a decent tan covering that holds up well.
Nose is earthy roast, lactic notes, dark fruit rinds, chocolate, coffee, dark red berry.
Taste comprises more lactic strokes, brown sugar, light coffee, earthy, charr, dark fruit rinds.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, earthy cocoa and charr in the close.
Ok, just ... Ok.
madmitch76 (18127) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2015
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
6th January 2015
Tasting at Craft Clerkenwell. Thanks to Senior Bois. Opaque dark brown beer, good tan head. Palate is airy and semi dry. Mellow dark malts, trace of coffee. There is a dominant flavour on the back end which is burned milk and it’s pretty unpleasant. Finishes semi dry. Seems to be just me that doesn’t like this but that burned milk flavour is making me want to spit this out - bleeurgh!
mR_fr0g (5356) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at craft clerko. Thanks to Colin. Aroma is earthy coffee bean, milky choc, praline and spicy pepper. Dark brown coloured viscous pour with loose halo of tan head. Flavour is milky, stale nutty praline, little choc. Little musty note. Palayr is semi sweet, milky, light tart, moderate carbonation. Interesting.
Leighton (13955) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Colin. Pours black with a foamy tan head. The aroma holds some coffee, tangy berries, earth and wood. Medium sweet flavor with hints of rubber, burnt caramel, chocolate, tangy dark fruits. Full bodied, oily, with fine carbonation. Lightly warming on the finish, a little sticky, with dark malts, old wood, leather. Interesting.
Scopey (8999) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Colin. It pours near black with a medium tan head. The nose is sweet, milk chocolate, cocoa, sweet coffee, lactose, vanilla and coffee cake. The taste is bitter-sweet, sweet, earthy roast, toast, creamy, wood, light alcohol, coffee cake, toffee and light char with a dry, roasty finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Smooth, nice balance and rather quaffable. Not a whole lot to it, but rather tasty.
Dogbrick (9439) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at GABF 10/04/2014, thanks to my BIL for assistance with note-taking. Jet black color with a medium tan head that dissipates steadily. Patchy lacing. Aroma of roast malt, coffee and chocolate. Medium to full body with a roasted coffee character and notes of charred malt and dark chocolate. The finish is roasty with a coffee aftertaste. Pretty good overall.