rouhlas (2269) - GREECE - APR 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle at the Hoopy Pub, Thessaloniki, courtesy of Konstantinos. Black color with beige head. Aroma is smoked-peated with leather notes and roasted malty with milk chocolate to dominate. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
AndySnow (6317) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Black colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Roasted malt, wood, liquorice, smoke, chocolate.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Smoke, wood, liquorice, peat, chocolate.
bytemesis (6193) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Homer! Pours dark black, small tan head, dissipates fairly quickly, decent lacing. Aroma is smokey for sure, campfires, ashes, roasted malts. Medium sweet, light plus smoky, lightly bitter. Notes of roasted malt, ash, wood fire, and cocoa. Medium body, low acidity. Well integrated and definitely not meaty. +1
mkam (409) - POLAND - MAR 9, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a small head. Very thick texture. Rich flavour and aroma of roasted malts and smokiness. Very good, rich, pleasant beer.
s_hartshorne (2571) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle cotteridge pissup. Black thin head. Great smokey bacon aroma taste same lots of smoke pest dark fruits and malts. Ok body. Very good.
Theydon_Bois (16017) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at the Cotteridge Convention, thanks to Garrold, 24/01/15.
Light black with a decent tan covering.
Nose is liqourice, sice, light smoke, treacle toffee, dark maltings.
Taste comprises dark berry fruit, more liqourice stick, light smoked malt, faint cocoa, toffee.
Medium+ body, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Ok offering but perhaps falls a little short on deliverance when considering the ABV. I’d proably have this down as an imperial porter over smoked style wise, pretty subtle rauschings.
47574xeCD (855) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share at Cotteridge Convention 24/1/15
Poured a black colour with tan head of decent proportion,
Aroma of smoke and coffee, Taste of Coffee, Chocolate, Toffee, Cocoa, oly texture, all smoked in., I quite liked this!!
Scopey (11563) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Cotteridge Convention thanks to Garrold. It pours dark brown with a small white head. The nose is liquorice, umami, salted caramel, earth and smoke. The taste is bitter, rich roast, cocoa, salted caramel, umami, oily, burnt wood, earth, light spice and mild smoke. Medium+ body and moderate carbonation. Smooth. Decent enough, but it didn’t wow me.
The_Osprey (5487) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share at Cotteridge Wines. Black, very little head. Aroma is, as expected, smokey. Body is medium, low carbonation, smooth. Taste is light malt, semisweet toffee, smokey salty bacon, light bitterness. Decent.
BlackHaddock (5759) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
24th Jan 2015: Bottle shared at the Cotteridge Wine meet. Poured a dark, deep brown with a cream coloured head. Smoke is the name of the game here, it rules the roost in everything about this brew. Fancy tasting and smelling a dark chocolate covered smoked ham hock rolled in gravel? Well that’s what this beer is like! Nice and different if you like smoky beers that is, which I don’t.