mR_fr0g (8945) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the Kenny 20K mega monster tasting. 14/01/2016. Huge thanks to Kenny for this one. Viscous oily opaque black coloured pour with a lasting very dark tan head. Aroma is big rough, slightly farmyard, soy, some jammy fruits, solvent alcohol,. Flavour is composed of oily dark chocolate, fruit jammy, umami, bitter black malts, some coconut. Thick and chewy palate, low carbonation, oily, chewy. Some cough syrup and liquorice in the finish. Covonia cough syrup. Good flavour but tough going.
Leighton (18222) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Kenny’s 20K tasting - London. Big thanks to Ken himself for this one. Pours oily black with a bubbly brown head. The aroma holds well roasted malts, chocolate, earth, dried dark fruits. Heavy sweet flavour, with oily and syrupy chocolate, baking cocoa, rich roast, scorched earth bitterness. Full bodied, thick and chewy, with fine carbonation. Sits quite heavy on the palate. Hot finish, very sugary, with bitter charred wood, brown sugar, chocolate sauce, ripe fruits, berries. Good stuff overall. Very, very rich.
Scopey (12247) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle #31/40 at Kenny’s 20K tasting, thanks to the main dude himself. It pours jet black with a tiny tan head. The nose is rich, umami, dark chocolate, chewy malts, light soy sauce ,some Marmite, vinous and jammy fruits. The taste is rich, vinous, jammy, fruit compote, oily, slick, chocolate, warming alcohol, charred wood, fruit cake, umami, light soy sauce vibe, liquorice, salted chocolate and sherry. Full body, fine carbonation and chewy mouth-feel. Very rich, but I can’t help but enjoy it. Intense stuff!
Theydon_Bois (16671) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns., Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle split at Madmitch76 20K tasting, big thanks to Mitch himself, 16/01/16 bottle#31/40.
Massive deScription or wat ?
Pitch black with a dirty tan covering that dissipates to a swirl and edgeing.
Nose is soy sauce, chocolate fondue, icing sugar, Terrys chocolate orange, light spice, dark malts, light roast.
Taste comprises toffee fudge, sweet licks, molasses, chocolate maltesers, no soy notes in the taste, black forest gateaux, chocolate and jam spread.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, subtle sherry whisper at the last post.
Solid BA impy, has aged well, subtle barrel ... very quaffable.
The_Osprey (5986) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2016
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle share at Kenny’s 20K. Massive thanks to the man himself for sharing this one. As ’Mikkeller X Imperial Stout 2007 Barrel Aged’. Bottle 31 of 40. Oily black, small bubbly brown head. Aroma is sweet molasses, soy, dark cherry, plastic, red wine, chocolatey. A bit too meaty sweet for me. Body is big and oily, smooth, rounded, soft carbonation. Taste is sweet port, chocolate, salty, barrel, red wine, a bit medicinal in the finish. I love the intense flavour of this - the salty medicinal vibe cuts through the sweetness. A memorable beer.
teorn88 (6196) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle shared at Kenny’s 20K celebrations @Chriso’s, thanks to Ken for this one. It pours a pitch black color with minimal beige head. Aroma is big bold sweet, cloyingly sweet with some tangy re berries some oxidation and some farty tangy tones. Taste is big bold sweet with some more cardboardy oxidised notes, raisins, rum cherries, molasses and sugar syrup. Full bodied with ok carbonation. Overall, too syrupy sweet but bold and tasty
Enjoyit (3754) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black of color with a weak brown head. An aroma of soya, dark fruits, blackberries, currant, redwine, oak and chocolate. A flavor of wood, chocolate, prunes, redwine, raisins and a oily texture.
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
CBC - Red Session, Østerbro, Copenhagen, DK.
Black with small head. Aroma of roasted malt. Flavor with coffee, wood and some smooth caramel
Borup (11352) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, dark dried fruit, vanilla and bourbon.
thomat (3304) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
DArk brown with a small brown head. Malty with vanilla notes. Malt, chocolate, fruit, vanilla and oak. Full body with a long bitter sweet finish.