mr_h (1448) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask by handpump at Three Judges, Glasgow - clear dark red brown, thin tan head, coffee and dark chocolate aroma, similar flavours, bitter aftertaste
SaintMatty (3637) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml Bottle - Very dark brown, almost black, with some red tinges when held to the light. Roasted and slightly fruity aroma with hints of coffee and plain chocolate. Coffee, roasted malt, plain chocolate and liquorice all feature in the taste.
planky84 (1631) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at GBBF, 2012. Reddish brown pour with a beige head. Orchard fruit aroma with a hint of caramel. Malty lick on the palate, crisp apple feel with a splash of pear. Bitter fruit finish. Not bad.
evergreen0199 (1329) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Great British Beer Festival 2012, Olympia, London. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a medium beige head on top. Malty, roasty aroma. Tastes malty, roasty, some coffee and chocolate. Not bad.
The-cyspy (1) - - JUL 31, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Never heard of this until I moved to Kent. Very smooth beer. With a light smokey chocolate flavour. The brewery does a nice range of boxes of this tipple for parties. Great value.
joe19612 (1496) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle Conditioned . Pours a black colour with a tan head that soon goes, malt and cofffee in the aroma, the taste is soft with light roasted malt and a hint of coffee with a dry finish.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
7th December 2011
Cask at Pigs Ear. Clear dark brown beer, little pale tan head. Rich malt, a little dark. Trace of chocolate. Okay orangey hops underneath. Semi dry finish.
Gary (1132) - Rochester, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled)It looks like foreboding dark beer in a duvel tulip...impressive beige clumpy head ; Im getting lots of milk chocolate in this one , decent amount of roasted coffee like bitterness .Suggestions of dark berries too. A bit thin of the finish , as if decent textures just go no where too fast .
downender (5191) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask-conditioned at the Kent Beeriodical, the Seven Stars Bristol February 2012. Near black with a decent, off-white head. Sweet, milk chocolate, berry fruit and liquorice aroma. Flavours of milky coffee, prunes and more chocolate, with some sweetness in the finish. Too sweet for me.
swjoduk (7) - Bridgwater, Somerset, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Seven Stars, Bristol during their Kent ale festival. Very sweet, caramel and chocolate flavours. My favourite of the 4 I tried on the night!