Theydon_Bois (9110) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, big thanks to DOC37V, split at my 40th shit shoot, CBC Islo 11/10/14.
Dark chestnut brown with a moderate beige covering.
Nose is light roast, toffee, spice, cocoa tunes.
Taste comprises earthy roast, nutty, cocoa powder, earthy hops, brown bread, hint of berry fruit.
Medium bodied, spritzoid prickles - little over done, semi drying close.
So so for this venerable style.
mR_fr0g (3365) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share for Colinís 40th. Ruby red caramel, mahogany brown off white head. Aroma is nutty toasty malts, some grassy, light piney hop. Flavour is nutty malt. Berry. . black IPA I think not. Palate is medium. OK beer.
Leighton (11319) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Colin. Pours clear deep red-brown with a creamy light tan head. Toasty bread in the nose, some earth. Light-medium sweet flavor, some dried fruits, dusty cocoa, toasted pine. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. More toast on the finish, mild cocoa, wimpy roast. Pretty mild but OK.
BeerViking (2564) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at tíbirthday, deep red-brown with toasty coffee nose, roasty and lightly red fruity. Dry and lightly peppery. Decent BIPA.
Scopey (7054) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at T Burthday. It pours deep brown with a decent beige head. The nose is earthy, dirt, umami, soy sauce, meat and dirt. The taste is bitter, ashy, rough, dirt, spice, treacle, metallic and general filth with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Dirty and basic.
47574xeCD (70) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Merchants Rugby 22/09/14. Poured dark chestnut brown with creamy head, not strong smeling but a pleasant Black IPA from a good Midlands Brewery. The Peaky Blinder was brewed for Black Country Day in July.
DanielBrown (3848) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Briar Rose, Brum. Really very pleasant indeed. Creamy Frys Chocolate Cream, with a nice tangy roast finish. Hops are gentle. Well balanc-ed-ed.
jmgreenuk (4606) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Black Country Museum, Dudley. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy off white head. The aroma is sweet roasted malt. The flavour is medium to light bitter with a dry earthy mineral hop bitter, light caramel palate and a lingering bitter finish. Absolutely gorgeous ale!
SarkyNorthener (2099) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask@the imperial, walsall. Dark brown beer with small head. Aroma of roasted malts and mild chocolate. Taste is roasted malts, a little pine resin, dark fruit and some chocolate in the finish. Medium bodied. Good.
tommann (2767) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Windsor Castle, Lye. Pours very dark brown with a small head. Aroma is coffee and cocoa. Taste has milk chocolate to start, piney bitter finish and chocolate on the aftertaste.