hawthorne00 (2702) - Melbourne, - NOV 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 15C. Black with an inch of tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, prunes, vanilla. Velvety mouthfeel, but quite astringent - goes from very smooth to a little sharp at each sip. Taste has sweet mocha, dried fruits and vanilla. Earthy and tangy. Slight alcohol burn. Bitterness almost pops out at the end with astringent coffee and late-arriving dried orange peel. Deep and interesting, but doesn’t quite mesh as a whole. Might well come together on keeping, but very good now.
uckelman (356) - Durham, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Chippenham Beer Festival. Black. Aroma is rum, red fruits. Medium body, a bit fizzy on the finish. Some burn from alcohol.
mateuszk (328) - Poznań, POLAND - APR 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught/bottle. Black with ruby reflexes, small beige head. In aroma roasted malt, coffee, dried fruits, nuts and hint of vanilla. In taste malty, some caramel, molases, dried fruits with low roastiness in the end. Medium bodied, smooth, low carbonation. In draught version metalic notes. Complex yet very drinkable. Nice stuff.
PabloZab (322) - Wroclaw, POLAND - APR 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap (Szynkarnia, Wroclaw). Barwa brunatna, bezowa piana, niezbyt trwala redukujaca sie do cienkiego kozuszka. Aromat slodowy z wyraznymi nutami sherry, owocowymi; intensywny, slodkawy z przyjemna subtelna nuta palona w tle. W smaku mocno slodowe, palono-owocowe z delikatnie rozgrzewajaca nuta alkoholu. Posmak slodowo-owocowy. Piwo tresciwe ale jak na swoja moc dobrze pijalne.
kerenmk (3050) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Troubles’ place. Black with beige head. A little vinous, dry, some raisins and earth aroma, dry, bitter, a little woodsy taste. Full body, dry, woodsy, a little alcoholic aftertaste. Very good and complex.
Blade86 (800) - Wrocław, POLAND - APR 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, tanned long-lasting foam, roasty, banana, some caramel and alcohol, medium bitterness, medium- sweetness, medium body, quite smooth feel, soft carbonation, long dry finish
Overall: Complex, interesting, tasty
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Stuu666 (5646) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is chocolate, dark fruit, light smoke, taste is smooth and chocolatey.
dambor (130) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Pours black with a nice head. Aroma: roasted malt, sweet coffee, raisins, dark fruit. Taste: a lot of roasted malt with coffee taste, followed by plums and a hoppy aftertaste. It is pretty heavy in taste, which makes you immediately understand this is an old ale. ABV is not super high (7%) but the heaviness is present. I understand it is on purpose and I like it.
daniele (6195) - ITALY - JAN 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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danlo (1503) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
660ml bottle. Pours black-brown in colour, thin beige head and aroma of malt, treacle, raisins, dark fruits. Taste is sweet malty with chocolate, raisins, fruitcake, plum & berry fruity, and roast coffee bitterness. Slightly oily mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry roasted bitter finish. Nicely drinkable.
DedicatedToFun (3608) - Santa Monica, California, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, brown pour, tan head, nose is caramel, taste is caramel plus nutty, coffee