mR_fr0g (4824) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chriso easter tasting. Thanks to Colin for the state tick. Dark brown, with a lasting mid tan head. Aroma is nutty caramel, sweet jammy fruits, Flavour is composed of nutty, mineral, strawberry jammy fruits, Palate is semi sweet, moderate carbonation
madmitch76 (17158) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
4th April 2015
ChrisOs Easter Tasting. Opaque dark brown beer, tidy pale tan head. Palate is airy and semi dry. Mildly roasty dark malts, toiuches of dark chocolate and coffee. Tangy dark fruits. Airy dry finish brings a little spice. Okay.
Theydon_Bois (11666) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split at Chriso Easter Tasting acquired from Charleston Beer Exchange, 04/04/15.
Light black with a decent tan covering.
Nose is faint plastic, chocolate, toffee, light antiseptic, dark fruit rinds.
Taste comprises bitter fruit, milk chocolate, spice, toffee fudge, sweet malt.
Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Ok drop but low end for style.
Scopey (8397) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at ChrisO, big thanks to Theydon Brois for this rare state tick. It pours black with a decent tan head. The nose is rich roast, dark chocolate, sweet chocolate brownie and rocky road. The taste is bitter roast, earth, cocoa, ash, drying wood, light spice, toast and charcoal with a dry finish. Medium+ body and moderate carbonation. Really good aroma to this one. Pretty decent stuff.
hershiser2 (1323) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
2014 bottle. Pours nearly black with a large brown head. Too much head. Smells of chocolate and alcohol. Taste is chalk, blah chocolate, dirt, and sour fruit.
The_Osprey (2845) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share at ChrisO’s. Black, small foamy brown head, sparse lacing. Aroma is liquorice, grassy, pungent esters, fermenting fruits. Body is medium, tingly carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is roasted malts, ash, some pine, light bitterness. Decent.
cgarvieuk (16663) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at chrisO.. Deep black... Big off white head... Soft dark chocolate roast nose... Soft dark malts. Dark chocolate roast.. Soft sweet chocolate roast
rlgk (12521) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at a tasting at Chris and Ruth 150404. Opaque black beer with a rich lasting beige/brownish head. Roasted chocolate aroma, biscuits, raisins, licorice, some figs. Roasted chocolate flavor, raisins, caramel, figs, cocoa, alcohol is well hidden.
airrick2003 (638) - Louisiana, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: pours with a smaller tan head that is very creamy, the beer is very black and opaque
Aroma: kind of faint, dark roasted malt, coffee
Taste: more of a sweet stout than a bitter stout, milk, coffee, light and gentle bitter finish
Palate: heavy mouthfeel, minimal coffee bitter aftertaste, average carbonation
Overall: I like this, hides the abv extremely well, kind of on the sweeter side, lacks aroma though
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kathouse (1203) - Nevada, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light tan foam is pretty thick atop the black body. Aroma is coffee and roasted malt. Medium bodied. Chocolate, coffee, and toffee flavors are blended well and finish is bittersweet.