CH-303 (1382) - Fribourg, - FEB 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Very dark brown, basically black. Nice, dark tan head, shortlived.
Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, some over-ripe fruit.
Taste: Lots of dark malt, coffee, roasted. Some hops as well. Nice.
Info: 660ml bottle, 21/2-2013, 220/300, BB: 30/12-12
wyzzywyz22 (1961) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Chester Beer & Wine. Very dark brown pour with not much head to speak of. Nose had notes of chocolate, malts and dark fruits. The flavour ploughed a similar furrow. with some berry fruit present alongside some warming booze. Smooth and characterful. Definitely an enjoyable winter brew.
allmyvinyl (3084) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Hanging Bat. Dark red brown pour, thin, short-lived head. Rich aromas of spice and fruitcake, light booze bite, almonds maybe. Taste is sweet, nutty. Finishes sticky. Good.
Garrold (1208) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, ages ago, from Beer Central, Sheffield. Clear, ruby red. Halo of tan head. Dried vine fruit. Light cocoa. Some bitter nuttiness. Taste is dry fruit sweet. Plenty of plummy dryness, too. Smooth, creamy soft palate. Finish is light dry, and light bitter. Very easy drinking.
oliodnb (272) - ITALY - JUL 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
66cl bottle. Very dark brown, almost black, with a creamy beige head that disappears quite fast. Smell is roasted malts, lignt coffee and some fruit sweetness as the beers warms up. Taste is a huge lot of coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Milky sweetness and a very thick consistency really makes it like a liquid dessert. Some fruity notes again (peach, banana). Very light final roasted bitterness. Delicious!
alexsdad06 (5359) - Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample from RBWG Grand Tasting notes. Pours a dark cola brown color with reddish highlights and a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, sweeter caramel, molasses, dark fruit, figs, raisins, some earthy character, not bad, smooth.
AgentAle (627) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is mocha, deep chocolate and caramel. Taste is a rich malt sweetness with light roastiness and light smokiness. A dry bitterness is met at finish. Appearance is a black body with thin pearl head that retains fairly poorly.
Gorm (1164) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Svart farve med beige skum. Lukt av røstet malt, plommer, kaffe, bek, lakris og sjokolade. Smak av røstet malt, frukt, sjokoladen og lakris. Vinøs. Melkebaren.
nilsas (1289) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Duft av bek, frukter, lakris og vanilje. Dyp sort farge. Lite skum, liten ring langs kant. God smak av frukter, lakris, vanilje og sjokolade.
nudiebear (78) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flat gorgeous black look, pours flat with sticky foam. Welcoming taste with lovely smell of dessert. Less treacly than expected. Good drink. From bottle in bar.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Poured deep dark brown with a thin beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, plum, alcohol, chocolate, leather. Flavour has medium sweetness, hint of smoke, medium bitterness. Not bad.