chinchill (2936) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2 oz brown bottle; Lot #721; BB dated 11-2015.
Pours dark brown, looking black in the snifter. The light brown head has somewhat weak retention. This has a full mouthfeel, but not as thick or even syrupy as I expected after watching the pour.
The rich aroma carries hints of dark fruits and faint (for ABV) alcohol esters. The flavor is also rich and complex, but a touch too sweet until the aftertaste. More chocolate than fruit in the flavor.
Steasy66 (1086) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lot 669. Black, small tan head. Fairly bland stout, probably past its prime.
Douberd (3136) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Old Chimneys Good King Henry ) Bottle 275 ml at home. Batch 514, BB3/2014, from cgarvieuk , thanks Craig! Served into a snifter, ABV 9.6%
Pitch black colour, one finger of thick brown head sitting on top with good retention, leaving a foam island on the beer’s surface and light lacing around the glass.
Lots of malts on the aroma, prunes, chocolate, figs, light leather, alcohol after a deep sniff.
Taste of toasted malts, prunes, leather, light smoke, chocolate cake, dried figs, a touch of spice, chocolate, some coffee.
Medium thick body with good carbonation, creamy and smooth texture.
AdiBeer (2022) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: dark berry jam, light milk, caramel, light coffee. Appearance: black, small, beige head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: at first sweets continue, milk coffee, then turning to coffee and light bitter, dry, cacao finish. Bottle firm the brewery via Eebria, Diss.
Homer321 (2633) - Melboring, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle thanks to cgarvieuk. Nose is a huge chocolate bomb with a little bit of tobacco. Pitch black in color with a medium brown head, leaves a film on top and a ring clinging to the edge, very fine bubbles. Taste is decadent like dark chocolate with just a touch of coffee and roast to dry out the finish. A light tartness in the finish as it warms. Very light, very smooth alcohol warming, all pleasant. Truly a great beer.
GlasgowTAD (480) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an opaque black with a large, consistent mocha head which recedes to a bubbly lacing within 5 minutes. Aroma is roast coffee, caramel and a hint of alcohol burn on the nostrils along with some figs. Taste is dark berries, figs, raisin, slight liquorice and slightly smoky. The alcohol warmth makes you wish you had a fireplace to sit next to. Full bodied and very rich.
SudsMcDuff (6778) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
thanks theydon_bois, ya groggy wanker .. . black .. mild headring .. . deep dark fruit, pit, soil, and black coco .. . mouth is silky, nice calming finish .. very good, can see why the reserve is such a killer .. . .you taking the piss? yeah, he took it all..
djd07 (5897) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Colin during RBWG lobby share. Pours a black with small beige head. The aroma is licorice and roast. Similar flavor as aroma with dark chocolate and light booze.
Travlr (15650) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 20, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hotel beer, RBWG 2014 Tampa. Exceedingly dark brown color. Aroma of fruity licorice. Taste is fruity coffee. Very nice.
planky84 (2366) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Eebria. Black pour with a light tan head. Licorice toffee, dark chocolate and raisin aroma. Flavours of dark chocolate, smoke and raisin. Rich warming taste. Nice.