Benzai (11366) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at 8th Danish Ratebeer Gathering, Ulfborg 2015, day 2. Clear dark amber to red brown color, small to average sized off-white to beige head. Smell and taste malts, nuts, a hint of almonds, dark malts, raisins, slightly ash and a bit earthy, light bitterness, some caramel. Decent body and carbonation.
Leighton (15392) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at GBBF 2015, day 1 - London. Cheers! Pours mostly clear brown with a frothy, off-white head. The nose holds toffee, toasty bread. Medium to big sweet flavor with some ripe dark fruits, more bread, dates. Medium to full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sugary finish, with further bready malts, ripe fruits, toffee. Good stuff on the whole.
Scopey (10041) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask as thick silky at GBBF 2015. It pours deep brown with a small beige head. The nose is toasty, bitter-sweet, chocolate cake, decadent and rocky road. The taste is rich, roasty, wood, earthy roast, coffee, chocolate brownie, fruit cake and light toast with a smooth finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Smooth and well-rounded. Good work.
rlgk (15334) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Great British Beer Festival 2015, Day 1. Dark brown beer with a small head. Roasted fruity aroma, cocoa, chocolate, licorice, some figs. Roasted licorice flavor, cocoa, chocolate, raisins, some coffee.
madmitch76 (19650) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
11th August 2015
GBBF Day 1. Bottleshare. Thanks to whoever opened this! Almost clear dark brown beer, thin tan head. Palate is light and crisp. Good fine carbonation. Tangy chocolate malts, some creamy sweetness. Mild dark chocolate and bourbon biscuit. Minerally crisp finish. Not bad.
harrisoni (15809) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at GBBF 2015. Thanks to Matt behind the bar. Dark brown beer lasting beige head. Big chocolate aroma. Wow. Big chocolate some dark cherry. Beer of the day easily the dark chocolate is superb. Lovely.
mR_fr0g (6542) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at gbbf. Browny reddy coloured pour with a halo of off white head. Aroma I’d toffee, pine, chewy caramel. Flavour is smooth oat, milk choc, faint orange. Coconut. Palate is velvety, smooth, medium full bodied, smooth.. Solid porter, very flavoursome.
maekchu (2907) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUN 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber, shared by KansaiBeerLvrs. Thanks! Nice chocolatey nose. Smooth dark roast maltiness, slight metallic note in mid palate. Thin-medium body. A double in aroma, for sure. The nose promises more than the flavors and body deliver. Still, nice enough.
KyotoLefty (8141) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Craft Beer Live 2015. Fruity nose, caramel, smoke, chocolate. Silky body. Flavors of wood, coffee, some chocolate but not enough to call it double. Nice.
KansaiBeerLvrs (3566) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red Brick Thick & Silky Double Chocolate Oatmeal Stout 7.7%
A reddish brown pour with a beige head. It has a savoury chocolate nose with a touch of roastiness. Med-light bodied with a semi-slick mouthfeel. The taste is roasty chocolate, well balanced and nice but the body is on the thin side.