Oakes (14101) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown. Thick head. Citrusy, woody hop and light chocolatey malt. Sweet palate with milk chocolate and honeyish hop syrup notes. I’d say not enough bitterness to reign in the sweetness.
anders37 (20883) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Craft Beer Co, Islington N1. Pours a dark brown color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty weak piney hoppy licorice aroma. Roasted malty hoppy caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty hoppy bitter finish.
McNeillR (2031) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Darkest red, a glint away from being brown body. Decent dissapating beige head. Firm Bisto infused yeasty nose. Softly full flavoured initial taste, stabs of passion fruit meaty wine sauce middle. Towering carbonation and oily.mouthfeel. Finish slightly bittered, linger slightly nutty. Really tidy.
Keg, Marble Arch
Garrold (3353) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Sheffield Tap. Very dark, reddy brown. Thin but lasting off white head. Initial aroma is dark berry fruit which soon gives way to a roast coffee bean smokiness? Quite astringent, as you’d expect, then a long, bitter roasty finish.
DanielBrown (4269) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Birmingham Beer Bash. This was given the big build up and was worthy of it. Full of masculine flavour. It’s taken a few weeks to deal with the emotions of BBB, but I’m getting there now, and hence am clearing my BBB backlog. This was another (yet another) delicious UK keg beer which I loved at BBB. I loved BBB.
john_henry (124) - - AUG 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Simply awesome. Just remembered this beer fondly after drinking a massively overrated comparative beer style. Seriously, one of the best beers I’ve drank, I don’t know what more I could ask for in a beer.
TimE (4547) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark brown color. Pillowy off white head. The nose was almost non-existent. Not very impressive. Mouth is slightly astringent with roastiness and some hop character, but I felt the hops used held back the beer as they were sharp, aggressive enough. Overall a somewhat muddled Black IPA. Not in unenjoyable, but pales in comparison to many great black IPAs
The_Bish (1123) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Emancipation please. We’re giving emancipation out on tap today sir. No, I didn’t get the joke either. Had a spread of flavours that my palate tried to discern by couldn’t. Pepe Nero comes to mind. Dom’s mind that is. Dark saison, worked drank plenty. Some nuttiness? Probably.
ladnewton (1696) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On keg tap at CBC, London on 24th May 2013. Ink black with creamy buff foam. Rich cheesy, malty and nutty aroma. The in-mouth experience is exquisite. Hazel and walnut nuttiness, rich burnt malts, coffee and bitter chocolate. Finish is all of these things, with a building bitterness, tangy citrus and a savoury bready note. Seriously one of the best beers I have drunk in a very long time.
Dommod2011 (704) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at BBB. Grainy. Nobody really knew what it meant but we all knew how to use the word. Like a Pepe Nero. I told many people this. Dark and lovely.