BMan1113VR (7880) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. Pours with a black hued body and a tan head. Aromas are of coffee, cocoa, dark chocolate, bready, espresso, anise, dusty, brown sugar. Medium-low esters, lactose. Smells rich. Flavors are a bit husky, some tannin, drying oak sensation. Brown sugar, black strap molasses, coffee. Pretty dry, earthy, tar, a bit rustic. Tannic, low carbonation with an impressive heft to the mouthfeel. Very well hidden alcohol.
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask at the House of Draught! Inky black pour with tan head! Aroma is mud, oak, coffee and earth. Flavor is oak, dust, unsweetened cocoa, nuts, almonds. Silky mouthfeel. Phenomenal.
djd07 (3982) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at The Hay Merchant. Pours a dark brown with beige head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is a strong roasted malt and chocolate. Thin mouthfeel with a sweet malt and coffee and oak with a bit watery in the finish. A decent variation of the original.