NordicV (1229) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Riktigt mörk brun öl med ett vackert gräddigt skum. Något rostad doft me en trevlig maltighet. Komplex smak med rostade toner, choklad lakrits och malt. En mycket trevlig bekantskap.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at The Guildford Arms. A black beer with a decent tan head. Aroma of coffee icecream and roasted barley. Flavour of kopiko coffee sweets and roasted barley. Creamy mouthfeel. Lovely.
mon8 (3) - Papworth Everard, Ca, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2011 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Dark and delicious roasted heaven in a glass; coffee, chocolate, nuts, roasty, earthy, woody. This is just perfect.
Blairgus (2729) - California, USA - JUN 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 June 2011, tap at SRAF. black, thin tan lacing. full/med body and slightly fizzy. sweet roasted coffee. not too bitter. oatmeal and toast and dried coffee grounds. sweet enough to not be bitter coffee. nice.
yespr (32089) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From cask at Tennents. Pours dark brown with a dense and creamy tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and slight butterish. Dark malty and slight breadish. Mild liqourice, roasted malt and hops bitter into a dry and bitter finish.
dynamiteninja (1590) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2011 Cask. The Pub, Leicester. Thin tan head, black body. Roasty qualities, chocolate, cold coffee, treacle. Harsh bitterness, sweet notes.Gloopy, soft mouthfeel, warming, with a dry finish. 8 5 8 4 15 Cask. The Old White Swan Inn, York. Dark brown body, medium off white head. Caramel, toffee, fruity, roastiness, kola nut, chocolate. Bittersweet. Dry finish. 8 4 7 3 15
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chestnut brown; maybe a bit of haze. Chewy, toffee, peanutty - rich, very attractive aroma. Toffee-molasses palate with light raisins and vague toast. Everything has come together really well here.
Leighton (11874) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Horniman. Pours cloudy brown with a strong, foamy off-white head. Cocoa and roasted malt aroma. Fairly sweet with a strong hot chocolate character. Medium bodied with fine carbonationM finishes dry and roasty with some dark malt sweetness. Good stuff.
JohnRMurdoch (3410) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 25, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2010 Cask @ Geordie’s Byre, Ayr. Grassy malt aroma. Very dark brown colour. Roasted grassy malt flavour. Acceptable. Was not on handpump so I suspect it is probably better than this rating suggests.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ The Cumberland. Opaque black-brown with tan head. Rich dry dark malt aromas: the dust of coal, coffee, and cocoa. Soft mouthfeel. Tastes sweeter than it smells while still remaining sophisticated, with totally integrated mellow flavors. The flavors really come together. Not chocolate, not coffee , just deep mild rich solid malty goodness. Sessionable!