SilkTork (4898) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, - MAR 23, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml brown glass bottle from Tesco, Swansea. Good roasty notes in aroma and flavour. Coffee grounds. Watery texture. Steam train coal smoke. A pleasant beer. Quite clean in this filtered bottle version. Very drinkable and enjoyable.
Essex (46) - Cardiff, WALES - JAN 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a dark red/brown colour with a small head.
Smells roasty and burnt.
Tastes of very burnt malts, coffee in a very stout like way. Though it is also fairly watery and drinkable.
A very quaffable brew.
Beesbeer (349) - WALES - DEC 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Surprising! This is really quaffable and very enjoyable. Medium bodied, light carbonation, very chocolate malt as the predominant flavour with hints of vanilla and coal smoke. Nice one!
kiwianer (2309) - Mönchengladbach, GERMANY - AUG 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head medium, body black. It smells chocolate a little bit cherry-chocolate. Taste is a bit chocolate, sweet, a little bit chocolate-cherry, roasty. Ok 10/10/10/11/-/10
wimpyjoe (1667) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lovely coffee aroma, same in its aftertaste but with a large hint of vanilla as well. Mild in the palate.
tomvox (1) - WALES - SEP 25, 2011 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich caramel, , good mouth-feel. On draught from JDW Llanelli (York Palace). Full flavoured but not overpoweringly strong.
Ungstrup (26200) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF 2010. A dark brown beer with a red shine under a tan head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of roasted malt as well as hints of soy sauce.
jfb (2517) - GERMANY - JUL 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draught) pours a murky dark ruby-brown colour with a creamy beige head. aroma of milk chocolate, coffee, toasted malts, brown sugar, light charcoal and lots of fresh wort. flavour is mostly the same, lots of toasted malts and hazelnuts, with hints of marshmallow and marzipan and a semi-dry roasted-bitter finish. light to medium-bodied with soft carbonation.
12HundredBaud (262) - Sausalito, California, USA - JUL 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl. bottle from a supermarket in Swansea. It pours a clear deep dark brown liquid with a high but diminishing head that lasts throughout the beer but leaves no lacing. The aroma is complex and original, with roasted malts and hints of chocolate and coffee very balanced with a pleasant herbal hoppiness and wheat. It has a slight smell of Ratafia (catalan nutmeg liquour). It tastes likewise, with very refreshing wheat touches along with the main malty flavour. It feels medium sweet and a little sour. Softly carbonated, smooth and very pleasant in the mouth. It ends dry and bitter, with a roasty aftertaste with hints of coffee and herbs; a little sweet too. Very complexe session beer with a smart presentation, but no customized crown cap. Pretty nice.
anders37 (12670) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ GBBF 2010. Pours a dark ruby brown color with a small off-white head. Has a slightly roasted malty sweetish toffee aroma. Fruity roasted malty caramel and toffee flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel finish.