yespr (31232) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap. Pours pitch black to brown with a small tan to brown head. Aroma is chocolate and caramelish. Light fruity. Chocolate, bitter and dense dark malty. Dry dark fruity and toasted malty to caramelish. Bitter and dry roasted finish.
Camons (6014) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ CBC 2014. Pours black with a creamy brown head, nice lacings. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, tart fruit, wood. Flavor is malts, coffee, milk chocolate, wood, fruity, light spice. Medium body, lively carbonation. 030514
anders37 (16765) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Söder om Småland, Malmö. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty spicy chocolate aroma. Sweetish roasted malty chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty sweetish spicy chocolate finish.
joergen (20847) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at CBC 2014.
Black coloured with a small beige head.
Sweet and roasted aroma of dark chocolate and dried fruits.
Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate and dried fruits with notes of cookies.
jackl (4645) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ CBC CG. Deep brown, tight tan head. Very sweet aroma. S’mores, roasted marshmallow. Dark chocolate and cinnamon. The taste is a touch
Sweet. Chocolate cake batter. Roasted coffee. More spice. Oily body, soft carbonation. No doubting CCB had a hand in this!
Garrold (1366) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Stirchley Wines, Birmingham. Clear, very dark, chestnut brown. Halo and film of tan coloured head. Chocolate. Gianduja. Light wood. Taste is thick, caramel sweet. Balancing woody dryness. Cocoa dry palate. Lactic chewiness. More cocoa dryness on the finish. Tooth melting sweetness remains throughout. Very easy to drink.
gyllenbock (4716) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at CBC 2014.
Black with a small tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, some vanilla, oak and caramel. The finish was sweet and medium bitter. An ok one.
s_hartshorne (1437) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle cotteridge wines Birmingham. Dark black colour good mocha head. Aroma is nice roasted malts chocolate coffee. Taste is same some vanilla wood notes and sweet lactose coming through. Nice full body. Very good this complex flavours and good allround attributes.
Benzai (8348) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ CBC day 2 evening session. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized light brown head. Smell and taste malts, chocolate, hint of vanilla, a bit sweetish. Average body, average to medium carbonation. Decent.
Beese (1822) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the Euston Tap, London on 2 May. Poured black, with a dense tan head. Aroma of cocoa, molasses and fruit cake. Mouth feel was rather rougher than I would expected from the style. Initial flavours were surprisingly not that sweet (thankfully), quite cakey, with some chocolate and brown bread. Finish had some roasted notes, with rye bread and dark chocolate. Much nicer than I thought it might turn out to be; far less sweet.