madmitch76 (21549) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
15th February 2014
Scopey 5K Tasting in deepest Croydonia. Opaque dark brown - black beer, good pale tan head. Creamy dark malt, semi dry. Whisper of roast and dark malt bitterness. Mild piney hops and subtle fruits, well buried. Not bad.
Travlr (20907) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Took staff half an hour to get the damn plastic off. Very dark maroon brown, fluffy beige head. Aroma of light pine, cocoa. Taste is bright pine, bitter coffee. OK.
Leighton (18034) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the Scopey 5K tasting. Thanks to Kenny for this CDA. Pours clear brown with a frothy, tan head. The nose is dry, toasted brown bread, dirt, dry chocolate. Light-medium sweet flavor with notes of bitter earth, burnt pine and baking cocoa. Medium bodied with fine carbonation and lightly creamy texture. Bitter burnt pine to finish with further earth, dusty cocoa and charred malts. OK. Perhaps a touch faded.
Theydon_Bois (16423) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split at Scopey’s 5K Extravaganza of Oompah Band meets doorbell music, big thanks to the CDA finder general, Leighton - 15/02/14.
Dark mahogony brown with a light tan covering.
Nose is cocoa, biscuit crumble, dark malts, lighy pine, muted tropical fruit tones, earthy hops.
Taste comprises light roast, earthy hops, pine twang, dark berry fruits, cocoa powder.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Adequate CDA but a good few draws from the top of the cabinet !
brokensail (15600) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ GABF. Just about black in color with a khaki head. Toffee, coffee, and roasted malt nose. Earthy and floral hops, bitter chocolate, and bitter citrus. Decent pine character. Flavor is roasted malt, dark chocolate, and some toffee sweetness. Lots of pine, roast, and earthy bitterness. Hints of citrus peel and floral hops.
bhensonb (13826) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Waxed bomber from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours dark copper, almost brown, with a large frothy light tan head. Aroma is earthy chocolate. Med + body. Flavor is smooth dark malt, dark chocolate, earthy, with citrus sort of coming in after all that. Extremely good stuff.
Tmoney99 (13245) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured black color with an average to large frothy tan head that lasted and produced excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex toasted chocolate malt & earthy hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer.
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle. Large beige head atop crystal clear dark brown body, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some roast, chocolate, light toast, orange. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, roast, some pine. Soft light-medium body.
Ferris (12130) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Toasted malts. Clear brown with a brown head. Toasted malts finishing with some chocolate. A nice brown ale, but I don’t get black IPA from this.
Scopey (11957) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at my 5K tasting, thanks to Kenny. It pours darkest brown, near black with a medium beige head. The nose is fresh pine, toast, rich roast, dark chocolate, earth and light spice. The taste is rich roast, toast, earth, good deal of bitterness, resin, pine, pepper, dark chocolate and rocky road with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Nice dark chocolate behind the bitterness. Good body and rather tasty.