marthares (53) - - MAY 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Grand Marnier nose, pours black with a firm beige head, taste of chocolate and orange peel. Too heavy liquor taste, more of a praline filling than a beer...
zimbo (883) - SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Complex nose of roast, meal damp stone and sweetness. Thick body, molasses,deep and instense and good but lacks that complexity you might expect from a great beer. Silky in the body but head is not sustained.Pleasing mouthful but in the end there is just too much liquorice in there for me.
BRW (2026) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Biercab. Black colour with tan head. Chocolate, roasted, coffee aroma. Sweet, chocolate, milk, citric, roasted taste taste. Medium to full body.
MissPxx (959) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep coffee aroma. Malty, rich and deep aromas and flavours. Very dark black. Very syrupy. Tastes like a honey beer.
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lusikka (7680) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a black colour withba small white head. Aroma of roastiness, leather, cream and grass. Rich flavour of roastiness, bread, saltiness, grass and licorice. Full bodied. Oily mouthfeel. Soft. Rich.
tiong (6280) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Ales by Mail
Pours pitch black with a brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, licorice, dark chocolate, coffee, hints of berries and wood. Taste is smooth, sweetish and slightly roasty with loads of licorice, hints of coffee, chocolate and berries. Finish is smooth, roasty and salty with notes of licorice, berries and dark chocolate. Quite intense.
EdKing (2357) - 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 (3166) - 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 (4886) - 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 (4039) - Shrewsbury, 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.