ladnewton (1738) - 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.
Charlieboy (60) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2013 Tried at euston tap. Strange beer to me, sweet but dry, fruity but funky, has very strange flavours I?m not used to when it warms up but I like it.
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.
DanielBrown (4340) - 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.
Niall73 (2417) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Crown and Anchor. Deep dark brown with red and a thin tan head. Big fresh tropical fruit aroma - mango and passion fruit. Tastes just the same - so fruity. Medium body, light carbonation. Slight coke taste too, not too bitter. It's really well balanced and very tasty. Good.
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ianwelby (987) - SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark reddish beer. Not a loy of aroma. Taste is a sharp fruity hit which is followed by a drier, hoppy finish. A strange combination but it works.
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.
Garrold (3778) - 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.
McNeillR (2143) - 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
jamestulloch (3098) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Milk chocolate, lightly roasted malt and white pepper.
Appearance: Black body with a thick cream coloured head. Nice lacing.
Taste: Yeast, banana and a light boozy kick. Mild chocolatey flavours. Great balance.
Palate: Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Lively carbonation.
Overall: Lovely, complex Saison - or is it a Black IPA/DIPA? Either way, it’s delicious.