Creedence (286) - Montreal, Quebec, - MAR 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at NERAX. Pours a black brown with no head. Roasty aroma of coffee and burnt toast. Flavour is similarly roasty, with some nice dry cocoa flavours too. A little thin on the body.
BlackHaddock (4924) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
2nd July 2015: second beer of a random tasting session with me and no one else. 500ml bottle conditioned: BBD end of July 2015, but I think the brewery were being a little over ambitious with the length of time it would stay ’good’. Poured vigorously into an Abbot Ale glass tankard the beer steadfastly refused to produce a head of any sort, not even a wisp or collar: not a good start. The body is Jet Black by the way. Most likely over chilled by me but as it warmed the beer still had very little aroma or taste apart from a malty base and an ’old musty-out of date’ sort of feel. Lacklustre and boring: a pity because I have liked most of Monty’s brews that I’ve encountered, bottled or cask.
TEJA (1608) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Björn, thanks.
No head. Coca-cola color and a bit flat.
Dark chocolate aroma. Choclat malty taste with some lingering sweetness. Medium body and bitterness. A fine vinter warmer.
gunnfryd (12398) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 9, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, malt, hop, yeast, smoked, licorice, chocolate. flavour is the same. Medium body. Ordinary beer. KRS 080814.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF 2012. Poured near black, with a thin beige head. Aroma of vanilla, dark malt and cocoa. Some roast malt in the flavour, with molasses and caramel. Moderate mouthfeel. Finish was earthy, with some bitter burnt notes and toffee.
coranc (35) - IRELAND - AUG 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. 500ml. Frothy, light tan head. Roasted malts, coffee, fruits aroma. Smooth palate. Taste of same, some chocolate notes.
yngwie (15380) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. It pours a hazy dark, dark brown body and a finger-thick light beige head. The aroma has a good dash of burnt down bonfire, with prunes, licorice and some coffee. Bonfire in the flavor too, with prunes, dark chocolate and some coffee in the back. Medium body, quite dry, but with some sweetness. Lasting rosted and charcoal-ish finish. Quite decent, but not my preferred kind of stout, too charcoal-ish. 140808
Geokkjer (6582) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle.Pours dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, malt and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and malty with some caramel, some roasted notes, nuts and ash. Medium to thin body, average carbonation.
Meilby (9625) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and hint of coffee. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with a roasted, chocolate and light coffee finish. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.
minutemat (2499) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Appleyards, Shrewsbury. Didn’t realise I hadn’t rated this before so a good excuse to buy another. Vanilla / roasted malt aroma, slick mouthfeel with tobacco, coffee, mild dried fruits and moderate sweetness.
Nisse666 (5083) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thx minutemat as part of EU swap 5.0 cons 2014-05-25 Göteborg
AR: roasted malt, chocolate cake, red currants
AP: dark ruby/brown colored body, thin wee head
F: low carbonation, Finish tar candy, pipe tobaco, salt liqurice, wee smokey - heavy boy!