DJMonarch (9153) - Northwich, Cheshire, - SEP 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a growler at the Chris O Pre-GBBF Shindig, Kensal Rise 03/08/2012 (Thanks to Craig Garvie)
Herb and spice aromas. Small white head. Black a little rich on the palate strong and fruity with herb and ginger flavours. Peppery and fiery dry finish. Itís always nice to try something original and unique and this one definitely ticked those boxes!
mr_h (1447) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 19, 2013
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
330ml bottle courtesy of JohnRMurdoch - very dark brown near black, no head, sour malty aroma, bit of coffee, spicy, chilli kick, not balanced
JohnRMurdoch (2253) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 19, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle from AleslA. Almost black colour, beige head. Toffee malt aroma. Dry treacle coffee malt flavour with a chillie kick. Hot chillie aftertaste. Just a mild stout with added chillie powder.
Beersiveknown (1617) - NORTHERN IRELAND - APR 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home from Alesela
Very hazy dark ruby brown with tan head. A sweet chocolate spicy cardamom nose with some marmite. Very lively on the pour with medium carbonation, citrussy cascade notes and curryheat on the tongue and at theback of the throat. Very warming. Chocolate and redcurrant in the finish. Its pretty well balanced and enjoyable.
BenH (1334) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle, thanks Craig. Darkest brown with little ring of head. Aroma of ginger, lime and spices. Yaste of chocolate, ginger lime and spices. Quite spicy, lingering heat. Nice
BREWMUSKCLES (1991) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
slick and watery in body with moderate flavor of chocolate and a final hit of curry heat. Scotch peat style malt that lightly scratches yer back pipe. a bit of black pepper and parsley with ivy.
iammarc (380) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - JAN 28, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Keg from Benleva Steve - kindly donated for a Charity Curry Night in May 2012. Unfortunately it doesnít do it for me but I do appreciate it as a worthwhile experiment. A favourite of my good friend Andy Mo.
chriso (7254) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a growler, courtesy Craig. I know this had been around for a while so maybe wasnít in optimal condition but it seemed in quite reasonable nick to me. Plenty of life left. I know this beer was not to everyoneís taste but I suspect that would have been the case fresh from cask. Iím not always a big fan of spiced beers but I thought this was a very palatable and rather interesting take. The spice is noticeable but didnít swamp everything else. All in all pretty well balanced and enjoyable.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
4th August 2012
ChrisOs Marvellous Pre GBBF Mega Tasting. Opaque dark brown beer. Few bubbles for a head. Light dry palate. Smooth herbs and berries start off - slightly medicinal. Very spicy back end - ginger, black pepper and chilli. Semi dry finish. Interesting beer but too spicy.
Leighton (6945) - London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Growler at Chrisoís 2012 Pre-GBBF Shindig, London. Pours black with a fine, bubbly head. Hugely spicy nose, some dark fruits, winter spices. Medium sweet flavor, lots of ginger, faint roast. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Spicy finish with some dark malts, lots more ginger, dark bread. The beer is in extremely poor condition but there are still some interesting elements in there.