Theydon_Bois (9131) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cheers to the Leightonator for this country tick and for the shower before hand - I enjoyed the squishy feeling beneath my feet (post shower!), 02/09/14.
Black with a well appointed tan covering that dissipates but retains to good effect.
Nose is earthy roastings, papery notes, dark malt, dark chocolate, brown bread, light spice.
Taste comprises mellow dark fruits, spice, chocolate vanilla fudge, sweet licks, light roast.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, smei drying close with sweet notes.
mR_fr0g (3379) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Leightons house. Thanks to LKS with the country tick. Dark caramel red coloured pour with a halo of light tan. Aroma is nice raspberry jam, soft choc roast. Flavour is tart berry raspberry, smooth choc, light earthy notes. Palate is medium body. Lingering tangy fruits.
Scopey (7058) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to L-Dogggg. It pours cloudy dark brown with a small bubbly tan head. The nose is bitter-sweet, dark chocolate, earth, fruit and gateaux. The taste is bitter-sweet, rich dark chocolate, earth, cocoa, coffee, mild acidity and light ash with a dry finish. Medium body and average carbonation. Quite nice. Nice dark chocolate action.
Leighton (11322) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared in London - picked up in Copenhagen. Pours rich brown with a frothy, khaki head. The nose has some torched meat, rich chocolate, light roast, dark fruits. Medium sweet flavor with burnt malts, charred ham, raisins, burnt cereal, wood, earth. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Burnt wood finish with further charred meat, bitter pine, torched wood, bittersweet cocoa. Not bad.
MarkoNm (579) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - AUG 31, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a creamy deep black color, topped with a hefty dark cream colored head. A mild, but easily picked up aroma of roasted malts, coffee and caramel. The taste is roasty, quite heavily, with coffee and bittery finish. Roasty aftertaste. Very drinkable and very pleasant.
martin00sr (729) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick black pour, tan head. Smoky, roasted aroma. Flavour has more smoke, tar, licorice. Sticky, bitter finish. Nice.
Bamsen78 (3227) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy very dark brown with airy tan head. Clear aroma of roast and malt, with touches of coffee. Bitter, roasty flavour, with smoky and malty notes and touches of liquorice and coffee. Roasty and bitter afteraste, with smoky hints. Complex and good.
MF666 (267) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUL 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black as hell, brun skum, kaffe og karamel duft, cremet konsistens, maltet blød med kaffe noter lidt sprit, lidt bitter lang eftersmag
humlelala (1011) - DENMARK - JUL 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(33 cl bottle from Rúsan; BBD: December 23rd 2014) Pours pitch black with creamy, toffee head. Decent retention and lace. Aroma is roasted malt with a lightly ascerbic edge and a hint of smoke. Oily texture, medium carbonation, medium body and a bitter, roasted finish. It seems a bit thin on the back of the palate considering. Flavour is dark, roasted and slightly alcoholic.
Ernest (6262) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Kihoskh, Copenhagen (BB Dec 2014). Head is initially large, creamy/frothy, brown, fully lasting. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, dark chocolate), lightly hoppy (herbs), with light notes of smoke, peat, minerals, juniper. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Light to medium body, oily/creamy texture, soft carbonation. Surprisingly thin-bodied for its size, and it’s a bit tart for my liking, but it does have some neat smoky-peaty notes in the nose.