EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, - OCT 10, 2011
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at the Friendship, Fallowfield. Very dark brown with a thick tan head leaving good lacing. Very little, if any, aroma. Not much in the way of flavour, either, some caramel and a little roast malt. Too sweet in the finish. Very uninspired.
allmyvinyl (9448) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Stockbridge Tap. Pours clear dark ruby brown with a thin beige head. Aromas of light chocolate orange. Taste is light bitter, faint roast. Thin finish.
AshtonMcCobb (5241) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at the Stockbridge Tap.
Appearance - close to opaque black with a decent head.
Nose - liquorice and charcoal.
Taste - more liquorice. Imagining some dark fruits.
Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish.
Overall - more of a light dry stout than a black ipa.
nihtila (2884) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Stockbridge Tap. Reddish dark brown. Nose is red fruits, light roast. Tastes light sweet, light dark malts and chocolate.
Stuu666 (10594) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Stockbridge tap. Pours deep ruby, nose is tropical, cheesy, roasted, taste is similar, sweet, juicy.
OwainTurner (425) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From old notes - no detail available - will re rate once I find the beer again.
harrisoni (17278) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask gravity at Planet Thanet BF 2015. Bottled and drunk on the train home. Dark brown black beer. Chocolate aroma. Chocolate and lime flavour in the mouth. Decent chocolate not too roasted. Likeable.
Nocturne (1795) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Pi, Altrincham. Near black shade. Nice head, lace. Canít fault the appearance. Roasted malt and grape fruitiness in the aroma. Taste is a step down. Seems very lacking in hop flavour and bitterness. Soft subdued roasty taste instead. Bit of a let down.
ianwelby (1091) - SCOTLAND - JUN 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black beer with a thin bubbly head. Light malt aroma but the flavour is more balanced with a fruity sweetness. Aftertaste is where the strength comes through.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
At the NWAF Manchester 2012. Will have to try this again as Iím sure it was in bad condition. Muddy dark brown, no head. Some roasted malts but very little hops coming through. Thin palate.
SaintMatty (6805) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask (Fitzgeralds, Sunderland) - Dark brown in colour. Pine, roasted malt and coffee in the aroma. Roasted and slightly soapy taste with notes of hops, liquorice and fudge.