madmitch76 (17889) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
17th September 2013
Craft Clerkenwell. Tuesday Horal Chugging Tasting! Thanks to Leighton for this one. Almost opaque dark brown beer with a good mid-tan head. Light airy palate with fine carbonation. Light dark malts with a touch of roast and a little tang. Light floralness and citrus. Light finish. Another light but tasty brew from this tasty brewery!
Travlr (15625) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Completely black color, brown head. When I picked this one up and sniffed it, I thought I had picked up an IPA that was sitting right next to it, lots of fresh pine needles and cut grass. Taste was chocolate covered pine boughs dipped in espresso. Delicious.
Leighton (13831) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the Tuesday Evening Horal Chugging Tasting - CBC Clerkenwell. Pours dark brown with a creamy beige head. Nose holds burnt wood, toasted pine and dark cocoa. Light to medium sweet flavor with burnt toast, more pine, some grapefruit, darkened grass and rich cocoa. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. Roasty finish, lightly warming, with cocoa and more burnt pine. Excellent.
brokensail (12890) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ GT’s house. Black in color with a tan head. Aromas of grass, black pepper, pine, and grapefruit peel. A bit of ash. Flavor is quite bitter. Lots of pine and grapefruit peel. Hints of pepper, some chalk, and grass. Mild malt sweetness. Okay.
Theydon_Bois (12590) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Craft Clerkenwell, Tuesday Horal Chugging Tasting, massive thanks to Leighton 1 for a CDA 2 for a Maine Beer offering, 17/09/13.
Light black with a medium sized tan head, good lacing ensues.
Nose is roasted malt, mineral tones, cocoa, earthy, piney tones.
Taste comprises earthy hops, pine, grass, cocoa, bitter grapefruit.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry finish combining hop bitterness and a piney tang in perfect harmony.
Top notch CDA !
argo0 (12033) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Creamy tan head atop black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, some grapefruit, light chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some chocolate, light roast. Smooth medium body, some creaminess, light resin.
Tmoney99 (11813) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Dr Silverworm. Poured clear black color with an average frothy tan head that lasted and produced excellent lacing. Moderate complex toasted malt & earthy hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.
BeerandBlues2 (10691) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear opaque black with a large, frothy tan head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is earthy, pine, floral, and minty hops, roast and chocolate malt, prunes and figs. Flavor is lightly tart dark fruit, moderate hops and bitterness, light malt bitterness, light smoke notes, somewhat earthy and a dry finish. Medium-full body and medium carbonation.
jtclockwork (10655) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Yanick. Pours black with brown head. Nose and taste of dark roast, pine, burnt coffee, burnt chocolate malt and citrus rind. Medium body. A touch chalky.
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Half liter bottle from Beer Run. Pours a near black color with a large foamy brown head. Good head retention. Aroma of citrus hops, roast and chocolate. The taste is intense roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, with a bitter hop finish. Medium bodied, decent balance. Another great beer from these guys.