madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
9th December 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks to Leighton. Opaque dark brown beer with a good pale cream coloured head. Palate is soft and airy and a little dry. Soft dark malts, trace of coffee. Light piney hops, little spice. Light finish. Decent.
Travlr (21449) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear maroon brown color, tan edge head. Aroma of bright pine needles covered in chocolate and dipped in coffee. Taste is dark bitter cocoa powder, bitter coffee.
Leighton (18527) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Bruce’s in London - this one I got at that little general store not too far from Hill Farmstead. Pours black-brown with a tight, creamy beige head. The nose holds cakey dark bread, so,e juicy pine, nips of orange. Light to medium sweet flavor with dry, toasty dark bread, pine, rindy citrus, earth, cocoa. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly resinous to finish with lots of chalky baking cocoa, supple roast, burnt toast, dry burnt pine. Not bad.
Theydon_Bois (16902) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split at Bruce’s pad, thanks once again to CDA purveyor Leighton and as a bonus a top up to my OR rates, 09/12/13.
Extremely dark mahogony brown with a moderate light tan covering.
Nose is earthy cocoa, toffee, light pine, touch of hops, faint tropical fruit waftings.
Taste comprises dark malt, light roast, cocoa powder, hint of soap, pine notes.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry grassy hop bitterness and light roast in the closure.
Ok CDA, nothing I’d dash back to tho’ !
Oakes (15664) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty dark brown with a big rocky, smells floral, citrusy, a little roasty, really rich toasty dark malts, aggressive hop bitterness, full body. A very assertive character, big example, I really like it.
bhensonb (14094) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Made in Oregon. Pours black with a 2 finger creamy beige head. Aroma of dark roast malt and chocolate and hops (type uncertain). About full bodied. Flavor is chocolate, smooth burnt malt, and arguably citrus/resin hop. The hop burns a bit - so it’s strong - but the malt tends to confuse the hop flavors. Finishes smooth, darkly chocolate, and hoppily bitter. Slight burn in the mouth!
Ratman197 (13290) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, charcoal, pine resin, earthiness and dankness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, earthiness, charcoal, pine and light grapefruit with a smooth dry bitter lingering roasty finish.
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Medium beige head atop dark brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, some coffee, grapefruit/earthy. Taste is medium sweet, roast, grapefruit, some earthy, coffee. Light-medium body, fairly smooth, thought of it as a Black APA.
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a dark brown body with a medium taupe head. Aroma of roasted malt, grass, citrus, and earth. Flavor of cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, and grass with a dry, bitter finish.
Scopey (12534) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours darkest brown with a thick off-white head. The nose is dank, quite a lot of soap, fairy liquid, lemon, orange, roasted malt, toast and earth. The taste is roasted malt, toast, varnish, plenty of soap, orange peel, spice and dirt with a dry finish. Medium body and fine, foamy carbonation. Soapy aspect dominates unfortunately.