EdKing (2010) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Kris Wines. Have kept this for about 5 months. Pours a lovely very dark brown, with a medium to thin foam tan brown head. Nose is quite musty, grain musty, roasted malt, dark fruit, slight fortified wine vinous, slight cheesy, fresh milk, dark chocolate. Taste is strong rich roasted malt, tangy burnt flavours, lots of dark fruit, prune and raisin, alcohol, slight vinous, and then some yeasty, savoury character, soy sauce, salty, and dark chocolate. the finish is roasted malt and soy sauce, with the savoury winning over the sweet. Not getting a huge amount of coffee. More a burnt roasted character.
Lowenbrau (2339) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg @London Craft Beer Festival 2014, The Oval, London. 17-08-2014.
Pours black with nice tan head. Burnt caramel, liquor, coffee aromas. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Taste is smooth, bitter, liquor notes, caramel, toffee. Viscous mouthfeel, really enjoyable.
TimE (3466) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black color. Thin, dark brown head. Dark fruit dark chocolate, slightly sweet nose. The mouth is very full body. Decent but not outstanding.
minutemat (1888) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle takeout from Friends of Ham. Drunk many months later. Woody, coffee aroma. Massive taste of course.. lots of dark fiery malts, chocolate, coffee and bitter spice. Smooth and surprisingly drinkable for the ABV. Lovely stuff.
yiannnos (939) - , CYPRUS - OCT 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Irreale. Black colour, chocolate, molasses and coffee flavours and aroma
DutchDrebus (4340) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled @ Borefts 14. Black colour with a small beige head. Smells liquorice, roasty, chocolate, nice. Tastes liquorice, roasty, salty, chocolate, coffee, nice. Full body, soft carbo.
suurjuust (1292) - ESTONIA - SEP 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Black beer, thin beige head. Nose is roast and coffee, some chocolate and licorice hints in there. Flavor is big and roasty, coffee, chocolate, sweet notes, firm hoppy-roasty bitterness in the finish. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel, lingering roast, sweet hints and alcohol. Smooth stuff.
mkel07 (3822) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Archive Beer Boutique September 2013. Everything that you want in a beer is right here, great flavour and aroma, complexity and a big solid body.
Stuu666 (4008) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the Stockbridge Tap. Pours black, nose is chocolate, fruity, taste is dry chocolate, sweet.
Meilby (8407) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330ml @ geokkjer
Pours pitch black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, alcohol, caramel, floral and grassy. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long roasted, warm, chocolate and bitter finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is full.