madmitch76 (18139) - , 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!
Leighton (13979) - 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.
Theydon_Bois (12726) - 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.
jcwattsrugger (11559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap-tan-dk brown. A-rich dk malt-coffee. T-rich dk malt-coffee, some earthy hops.
jtclockwork (10827) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours very dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of decadent coffee, chocolate milk, roast coffee, milk sugar, cappuccino chips and light vanilla. Medium body. So decadent and smooth. Great beer.
hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an off white head. Coffee, vanilla, cream, roast, and chocolate.
Dogbrick (9446) - 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.
GT2 (9347) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL c&c thanks to Ed5388! Inky pour generates a healthy, beige coffee head. Huge retention. Big lace. Nose is sweeter, some esters, phenols, somewhat chemical with lots of volatiles. Eventually gets some sweet apple. Taste is sweet, lots of grape soda. Palate is chalky, powdery. Finishes a bit lemon acid tart from the coffee.
Scopey (9017) - 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.
j12601 (7955) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler courtesy of Dave at Paul’s housewarming tasting. Pours a deep brown with a thin white head. Lots of thick coffee, sweet chocolate. Medium bodied, lots of chewy coffee right away. Sweet, roast, coffee. Quite tasty.