Zita (5273) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
light chocolate aroma,black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, soft carbonation, light dry chocolate and caramel finish.
Hansen (7238) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark, almost black. Has a light brown head. Roasted aroma with notes of cerials. Flavor starts light sweet, roasted, light chocolate, dry chocolate. Moderate bitter finish.
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
$3 on-tap during Happy Hour at HopCat.
Appearance: Welp, itís black. What did you expect? Decent lacing, nothing special.
Smell: Ash. Smoke. Chocolate.
Taste/feel: Like the smell... tastes like ground up bricks, soil, smokey ash, roastiness, and a bit of chocolate. That should sound disturbing -- and it was disturbing to my dad and sister -- but itís what I thought the beer would taste like, and I enjoyed it. The smoke/ash flavor isnít massive, but itís definitely there, and the chocolate/coffee flavors follow. The feel is a bit thin for my liking, but it does make this a very drinkable beer.
Another tasty brew from Shortís. Iím not too sure I like this more than their Black Diamond, which is a pretty similar beer, but itís still one that Iíd like to have again when I want a dark beer thatís not quite a stout or a porter.
ebone1988 (300) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is nice, light roasted malt, roasted nuts maybe. Appearance is not quite black, more like dark brown. Taste is solid, like a good porter, roasted malt and a touch of something sweet. Canít put my finger on that. Mouthfeel is perfect, super thick. Overall it is pretty great, good work Shortís.
Theydon_Bois (11455) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle split in the beer garden at King William IV on the Rainbow IPA day, sourced from a bin end sale at the Cask, 21/09/13.
Light black with a good sized off white head.
Nose is dark malts, toffee, dark fruit notes.
Taste follows, light cocoa, a touch lactic.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry finish.
Inbreak (2490) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2013
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 03.10.2013, 0,35l bottle @ home:
Big brown-ish longlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet and rich, dark malts, dark sugar, licorice, dark fruits, burnt caramel, grass. Taste is kind of sour-ish dry, dark malts, grass, sour coffee, sour unripe berries, burnt caramel and ashtray. Medium bitterness, veru thin sour-ish mouthfeel. Bad bottle??
bowlnman1990 (90) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: sweet caramel and roasted malt. App: black with thin tan head. Taste: good mix of bitter chocolate with sweet tones. Palate: full with a long finish. Overall: very good.
harrisoni (14587) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cask Pub & Kitchen and drunk at home. Black beer lasting beige head. Itís a toasty roasty chocolate type beer. Itís half decent, quite drinkable and I like it.
thomat (2250) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ GBF 2013. Dark reddish brown with a small tan head. malty and fruity tones. Malt, fruit, roasted and bitterness. Medium body with a bitter / sour finish.
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ beer exchange, pours a dark brown. Flavor is dark roasted malt and chocolate. Easy drinkin.