tombyars (1396) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JAN 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from BM Stores, courtesy from Mark Allender. Tasted this on the 25th December 2013. Pours thick dull black with a thick pale cream buff head. Strong sweet aroma of creamy Milky Way bar and fudge. Thick double cream mouthfeel which seems to get thicker as you finish. Poor lacing which rapidly vanishes. Dark complex malts give a rich sweet chocolate cake base infused with heavy chocolate truffle, treacle toffee and dark plum fruit. There is a strong grain element in the weak bitter aftertaste, with just a slight nod to hop resins as the oats & wheat intensify the thickness. The finish is solid malt as smooth dark Belgian chocolate combine with milky coffee, sweet molasses and damson fruit. This is a complex stout that is very heavy going and beats Youngers No3 in the mouthfeel catagory. One bottle is more than enough!
Philym (1004) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Dark ruby/brown, with cm thick tan head.
Aroma: Chocolate, note of dried fruit/malt loaf, treacle and liquorice.
Taste: Medium sourness, low/medium bitter and sweetness.
Palate: Thick smooth texture, light body, prickly carbonation, abrupt liquorice, dried fruit (prune), malty finish, with a slight sourness.
Comments: Very good.
Beersiveknown (3158) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 21, 2013
1.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle at home from home bargains
Dark brown, fluffy tan head. Metallic nose, thick, full bodied, low carbonation, more iron and slight choc...drain pour
mike_77 (3309) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma has some dried fruit, especially raisin. Also some wood. Flavour is quite sweet with some vinous, dry, wood too. Background hint of chocolately malt. Lacks roasty bitterness.
Connor66 (32) - - DEC 14, 2013
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
I love this beer, it is all I want deep black colour is matched by itís taste and smell. The head vanishes quick but thatís of little consequence. Bought a number of these from B&M hope they get some more in
rauchbier (3626) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Home Bargains, Scunthorpe. Jet black, thin but lasting off white head and good condition. Roasted coffee, some red berry notes and a low liquorice sweetness in the nose, full bodied in the mouth initially but quickly thinning and becoming dry, mostly bitter roasted notes and a gentle fruitiness although at the back there is a slight vanilla note and a suggestion of coconut, mostly roasted bitterness and a lingering berry fruitiness in the finish
bjakk (382) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - DEC 1, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Red clear, thick rough foam that lasts. Light aroma of malted caramel, Vanilla. Light bitter taste, sweet, light burned bitterness in the aftertaste. Medium body a bit watery. Disapointment
zacgillbanks (2463) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Home Bargains, Washington. This is a very dark brown beer with milk chocolate and red fruity flavours, slight roasted coffee notes and more chocolate on the finish.
shoestring (271) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - NOV 23, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2013 If a beer looks better then ive yet to see it. Black black black with slightest ruby tinge when held against light. Thick chocolate with faint vanilla cream in mouth. Impressive. Not too much aroma. Head thick for couple of minutes then slight lacing..thinner in mouth than expected from look and the abv. Nice one. Oily feel left in mouth. Cracker
ralphdot (990) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
6.6% black colour with a good head, roast malt aroma, sweet mild roast malt taste.