madmitch76 (22493) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
18th May 2013
Opaque dark black - brown beer. Big fluffy pale tan head. Palate is slightly crisp and semi dry. Smooth and light dark malt. Light malt cream. Mild minerals and a mild floral citrus hops. Dry finish. Okay - needs a bit of backbone.
cgarvieuk (21899) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 30, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at the hanging bat... Dark black.. Thin tan head.. Soft dry chocolate roast.. Meaty pine... Rich roast nose... Massively soapy chocolate roast
Leighton (18744) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home in London - many thanks to BlackHaddock for the trade! Pours clear, deep red-brown with a large, billowing tan froth head. Nose has earth, hints of tangy citrus, roasted malts, burnt pine. Light to medium sweet flavor with burnt grass and pine, some tangy grapefruit, a bit of bittersweet baking cocoa, hints of the alcohol, well toasted bread. Medium bodied with lively, explodes-in-your-mouth carbonation. Light warmth to finish, further tangy citrus, dark bread, some lime, roasted malts, dirty pine, bitter earth. Decent effort.
harrisoni (17351) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask gravity at White Cliffs BF 2013. Black beer lasting beige. Hoppy aroma. Yes its a hoppy beer not much roast. Some milk choc. Quite a bitter finish. I will be happy wjen the black ipa craze finishes. Ok tjough
Theydon_Bois (17245) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home, Beermerchants.com, 04/08/13.
Light black with a mahoosive frothy light tan head.
Nose is soapy, liqourice, berry fruits, hop notes.
Taste comprises light roast, pine notes, hops, light cocoa, light blackcurrant tones.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry finish with hop bitterness and mineral notes.
Solid enough CDA - good work Salopian!
chrisv10 (15525) - DENMARK - APR 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, little coffee, hop and a little pine. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, little coffee, caramel, medium sweet, little grapefruit, hop and medium bitter.
Benzai (14282) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle [from Secret Euro Santa] @ home. Opaque black color, medium to full sized light brown head that lasts for a long time. Aroma is malts, nice fruity hops. Taste malts, lightly dark malts, hardly get any roast, again nicely hoppy, lightly fruity, moderately bitter. Medium body, soft carbonation. Nice one.
imdownthepub (13396) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask conditioned at The Town Wall Tavern, Coventry. Very dark chesnut with white head. Lots of dry bitterness from richly roasted dark chocolate malts but remaining crisp rather than giving over a chocolate flavour. There is fruity alcohol, but not over bearing then a grapefruity, citrusy, hoppy bitterness. An absolute belter for me, loved it, even if it did make me late for my pick up.
Scopey (12712) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from The Wine Cellar. It pours cloudy black with a medium light tan head. The nose tangerine, peach, floral, Parma violets, sherbet, roasted malt and toast. The taste is bitter, roasty, earth, toast, cocoa, citrus peel, cocoa, charred wood, dark fruits and pepper with light alcohol warmth and a dry, roasty finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Good, rich body. Nice hoppy stout action from Salopian.
kermis (11261) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours dark brown with a moderate tan head. Aroma of roast, citrus, chocolate, pine and malt. Flavour is moderate sweet and over moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.