Ibrew2or3 (7423) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured up at the Avenues Proper Publick House out of a 50cl bottle which resulted in a full glass of beer with a nice and dark body that supports a full tan head of foam that leaves behind sheet lacing. The aroma offers up dark roasted malts, some spicy anise like black licorice and then a light amount of toffee mixed with dark fruity esters. The taste is rich and roasty with dark roasted malts rolling into chocolate malts and spicy black licorice. It picks up a faint but pleasing degree of sweet dark fruity esters that mingle seamlessly with the dark roastiness into the finish. Nice stuff.
ogre71 (21) - Utah, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another one that surprised me, was afraid it was going be to heavy like a dark English draft, But it’s not, very is to drink smooth. would recommend.
Theydon_Bois (12596) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle during RBWG hotel lobby tasting night 1, 19/02/15 thanks to Craig?
Light black with a decent tan covering.
Nose is earthy roast, spice, charr, chocolate, toffee.
Taste comprises dark chocolate, toffee fudge, pinch of spice, tar.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Ok impy, easy drinker but lacks depth.
deyholla (8034) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Secret Santa! Pours black wit ha gray head that dissipates nearly completely. Aroma has lots of dark grains and roasted malts with a bit of bitter chocolate and a hint of licorice. Flavor has a bit more sweet dark grain but still full of roasted malts with some bitter chocolate and a touch of licorice.
alexsdad06 (6881) - Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle shared with the group via my Santa from notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have dark roasted malt, dark chocolate, some coffee, earthy hops, ashy, dry, hides the abv nicely, solid enough.
SudsMcDuff (6778) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in the lobby, thanks Utah Sledder!! .. . Pours a dark brown .. Mild foam .. . Charcoal, used charcoal, coffee and grass roast .. . Mild carb and a subtle finish ., pretty good but has a few faces .. . . You should never slap a hoe, it’s usually the rakes fault!
drowland (6771) - Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2/19/15. Bottle sampled during RBWG 2015. Dark brown pour with a nice tan head. Dark chocolate and coffee on the aroma, biscuit, caramel, a bit of ash. Okay flavor, dusty chocolate, biscuit, caramel, a bit of ash and char, some nuttiness. Not bad.
jtclockwork (10663) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown. Nose/taste of molasses, roast chocolate and cola. Medium body.
djd07 (5897) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Craig. Pours a murky brown with small white head. The aroma is grain and dark fruit. Medium mout with similar flavor and dry finish.
Leighton (13853) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared during the first Late Nite session of RBWG 2015. Pours Deep brown with a creamy beige head. Well roasted malts in the nose, some dry cocoa. Medium sweet flavor, some earthy bitterness, lots of rounded chocolate, dark fruits. Full bodied with average carbonation. More cocoa character on the finish. Pretty good depth.
jackl (5614) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ RBWG share. Deep brown with a tight head. Nose is pepper and roasted grain. Sort of woody. Flavour is pretty dry and peppery. Coffee and brown bread toast. Medium body, soft carb