chinchill (1866) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub in Solano Beach.
Pours clear, very dark brown. Semi-durable head leaves the glass nearly coated with sticky lacing.
Flavor: Very dark roasted grains and enough hop to make their presence obvious and to make this mildly bitter. Too much char in the finish and aftertaste.
Feel: Smooth; medium carbonation and body.
TimE (3183) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color. Coffee and brownies in nose. Medium body, a bit thin body, lots of fudge in the mouth, with some brownies. Not massive amount of depth, but decent enough.
brokensail (10916) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Pizza Port Solana Beach. Dark brown, almost black, pour with a khaki head. Nice roasted malt, toast, coffee, and cocoa aromas. Subtle earthiness, a touch of fruit, and mild ash. Flavor has a subtle bitterness. Good sweetness of toasted bread and dark fruit. Lots of coffee, roast, and chocolate. Some earthy hops and ash.
GT2 (8426) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Solana Beach. Full haze, deep brown pour with healthy latte foam. Webby lacing. Nose is savory chocolate, melted dark chocolate. Taste is richer, dense milk chocolate, somewhat tart in the finish. Some dairy character. Good stuff.
Scopey (6812) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Craft Clerkenwell. It pours deep brown with a small beige head. The nose is roasted malt, coffee, earth, toast and cocoa. The taste is roasted malt, caramel, toast, burnt ash, dark fruit, raisin and some meatiness with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Decent.
Theydon_Bois (8652) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell - Pizza Port Tap Takeover After Party, 22/04/13.
Mid black with a thin tan head that dissipates edgeward.
Nose is roast malt, dark fruits, chocolate.
Taste comprises chocolate, dark sugars, molasses, dark fruit notes, leather.
Medium bodied with fine carbonation, dry roasty finish.
Leighton (10967) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at CBC Clerkenwell, London during the Pizza Port tap takeover. Pours clear, black-brown with a tight, creamy beige head. Loads of rich chocolate in the nose, good roast, char, burnt meat, burnt wood. Medium sweet flavor, some burnt bread, nice roasted balts, sweet dark chocolate, moderate bitter earth. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Rich roasted malt and cocoa to finish, medium sweetness, mild earthy bitterness, lingering charred wood. Great stuff.
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty caramel and chocolate flavor with weak hints of coffee and hops. Has a roasted malty caramel and bitter chocolate finish with hints of coffee.
Rasmus40 (11199) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell. Almost black with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate and cocoa. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 260413
madmitch76 (15068) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
20th April 2013
Craft Clerkenwell Pizza Port Tap Takeover. Keg. Clear but very dark red - brown beer. Rich dark malt with a treacle streak. Turns creamier with light touches of dark chocolate and dark fruits. A semi dry and notably chocolately finish. Nice! Smooth and drinkable.