thewolf (11131) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bought @ Mybrewerytap.
Deep black with a big, creamy, beige head. Great lacings and duration. Aroma has chocolate, soft smoke, coffee, blackberry, softly roasted. Low carbonation, lovely creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has deep seated dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, sharpish dryness. Lovely roasted malts, mildly vinious. Very dry finish. Lingering malty, chocolate, cold-destilled coffee. Super-lovely.
BoBoChamp (5358) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl, new exclusive English brew Anno 2011, from The Bottle Shop Canterbury, complex Stout, roasted/malty and slightly spicy/fruity, not too heavy, very balanced, clear, good head, very good brew, yet expensive!
anders37 (16458) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice finish.
harrisoni (13283) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bottle Shop Canterbury. Black beer with lasting beige head. Strong intense malt on aroma. Tarry. Nutty, Molasses. It’s a big monster of flavours, but the heat doesn’t come through too much, it’s all well hidden. Quite smooth in mouth. Good wide mouthfeel. Coal aroma. Flavour has some good intense dark fruits blackberry and dark plum juice. Big hairy beer. Compared to something like De Molen, the complexity of the malts isn’t really there, but as a drinkable impy stout, it’s pretty damn good.
Dr_Butty (87) - SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black, head doesn’t last. Aroma mainly of hops, but flavour is chocolate at first, evolving to espresso as bitterness develops to a very hoppy finish. A complex beer, rather good.
Idiosynkrasie (3633) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle. Opaque black with small beige to brown frothy lacing head. Aroma is initially ruled by grassy hop, in parts displaced later by roasty dark malt notes, resulting intermediately in a mixture with a vegetable character, carrot, celery. Smooth, a slighty sweet taste only in the ultimate beginning, completely replaced by salty notes, roast, lots of hop. Definitely a beer you have to learn to like, ’cause it doesn’t seduce with an easy going flattering taste due to the abandonment of sweetness; comparable to capers or blue mould cheese - but then... awesome.
Beersiveknown (2781) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 13, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Chestnut tinged dark brown with creamy tan head that soon collapses to a lacing. Rich coffee and roasted barley notes on the nose. Spiky carbonation obscures initial flavours but finish is coffee, chocolateand tobacco. As it opens up theres some vanilla and caramel with watermelon flavours developing in the aftertaste. Thick and warming, certainly a sipping beer. Definitely see the Dark Arts influence.
planky84 (1930) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mr Lawrence Wine Merchants, Brockley. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Brown sugar, tobacco, malt and chocolate aroma. Toffee and caramel flavour. Dry. Not bad.
wyzzywyz22 (1942) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Beer Ritz, Leeds. Deep dark brown pour with a plump tan head. Cracking nose of sweet chocolate, cookie dough along with some skunky fruity hoppage. Decent fullish mouthfeel. Flavour was along the same lines as the nose with notes of roasted malt and coffee. ABV (didn’t he just get the boot from Chelski?) barely poked its head above the parapet. Smooth, rich and very tasty stuff. Another Magic Rock win.
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of anders37. Pours an opaque black with a small, rough beige head. Roasty nose with a smoky touch. Solid body, heavy roast, quite some dark fruits and a rather bitter finish from both malts and hops. Serious stuff, and distinctly not US style. 030312