johninmelb (1005) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coffee and coconut on the nose with some dark, tannic notes coming through. Pours a deep coffee brown with a crema head. Hard not to think of bounty chocolate bars as you drink it - dark chocolate, more coconut, a little bit of vineous fruit but only a touch. Finish is chocolate box sweet in balance with some dark roast coffee bitterness and a whole lot of - you guessed it - coconut. Despite a general bias I have against "Let’s shove something in this one" brews this is a good one.
leaparsons (7069) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, The Salmon, Leicester. Black with a firm beige foam. Aromas are chocolate with light roast malts and plenty of coconut. Smoky and earthy with caramel and herbal liquorice. Werthers sweets with brown sugar. Flavours are sweet chocolate malt drink with toffee and caramel. Cream with coffee and warming alcohol. Some hints of berry fruit with a nice amount of coconut. Smooth with some spices. Earthy with dark chocolate bitterness to finish. Good stuff.