Theydon_Bois (12082) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at BD Camden, 21/03/15.
Black topped with a decent dirty tan swirl.
Nose is dark fruit rinds, bitter orange, spice, booze fumes - a touch harsh for me, light oak, Cognac tune in, rich chocolate.
Taste comprises mellow dark fruits, spice, charr, Rich chocolate orange, raisens, light coffee.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, warming booze vein pulses throughout.
Ok impy but a touch harsh for me.
Scopey (8471) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at ND Camden. It pours jet black with a thick tan head. The nose is rich roast, sweet coffee, vanilla, light apple notes, juicy, charred wood, light spice, burnt toffee, nougat and a good hit of chocolate. The taste is rich roast, smooth, bitter-sweet, cocoa, earth, coffee, mild acidity, warming alcohol, wood, charred stuff, medicinal notes, tar and some dried apple with a dry, roasty finish. Full body, fine carbonation and slick mouth-feel. Rich and decadent, yet remains very drinkable. Good stuff.
Leighton (13539) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at BD Camden - London. Hard roast in the nose, some tar, cocoa, light medicinal notes. Medium to big sweet flavor with rich dark malts, darkr malts, raisins, cherries, earth, burnt grains, baking cocoa. Full bodied with average carbonation. Warming finish with more strong dark malt character, bittersweet baking cocoa, scorched earth, leather, dried dark fruits. Robust and nicely balanced.
GlasgowTAD (376) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours crude black with a medium sized brown head which soon disappears. Aroma is coffee, cocoa, peaty whisky. Taste is mild cognac initially followed by cocoa then, some oak, slight liquorice which then leads on to a long coffee finish. Full bodied with a slightly sticky finish.
McNeillR (1632) - SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sticky apple, melted figs and quite hot. Initial taste is brisk coffee or simply up front bitterness. More fig and bit of varnish. Spicier mouthfeel than the others, kicks on a bit. Nice cooling bitterness and sticky sweet linger.
allmyvinyl (5719) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of light soap, brandy, coffee. Taste is bitter, booze. Dry finish.
Stuu666 (5869) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is chocolate, grape, oak, a little soapy, taste is dry chocolate, fruity, sweet, quite boozy.
bursprak (1161) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Dangerous Bottle Share 6.0. Pitch black pour with a tiny tan head. Nose has some barrel character, booze, light bitter coffee and some chocolate. Taste is super smooth, dark chocolate, light freshly ground coffee, vanilla and some ash.
RasmusOtt (1489) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a dark brown head. Aroma has very visible and clear sweet cognac notes which comes through very nicely along with the characteristic weasel coffee. Also some chocolate, vanilla and a weak wooden feel to the aroma. The taste is dry, sweet and savory. Notes of roasted coffee, sweet cognac, chocolate and vanilla. Very nice take on this fantastic beer!
wchesser (1375) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick viscous poor, with fairly light carbonation. Rich nose of dark roast malt, vanilla, chocolate, light sweet booze. Slick full bodied mouthfeel, with rich flavors of dark roast malts, dark chocolate, light barrel character. Delicious but pricey.