jerd16 (206) - Gloucestershire, - APR 7, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours black with nice small mocha head. Burning pipe tobacco, charcoal, maybe a little skunk and some faint citrus offer an aroma that is original if not appealing. Body is fairly thin in first instance, it gathers some steam but is ultimately disappointing. Flavours are muddled and oppressed by a really repugnant growing roasted-malt (primarily coffee) bitterness which carries to the finish. Yuk, this really isn’t for me.
gyllenbock (4858) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at SBWF 2014.
Black with a tan head. Roasted malt, hops, grapefruit, some pineapple and hay. Medium carbonation and with a nice bitter finish. A pleasant one.
varanid99 (530) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep, almost black pour with a tan, 1/2 inch thick persistent head. Looks great. Cocoa, roast, coffee, grapefruit aromas. Coffee, cocoa, roasted malt, then a nice piney, tropical fruit finish. Thumbs up
dslam (50) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle. Dark beer with good amount of off white head. I smell chocolate, hops and malts. Crisp to the taste and has a good body that warms you up. Leaves a light bitter taste lingering behind, begging you to take another sip. Perfect for winter time with heavy meals.
pictoman (544) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 330mL bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma of chocolate, mild roast malt, and mild hops. Dominant chocolate profile with roast malt coming through and mild piney hops.
Cuso (4700) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from JefVerstraete, many thanks. Almost black color with thick beige head. Dark chocolate with nice citrus hoppy kick in aroma. Coffee, dark chocolate licorice topped with nice citrus hoppy kick. Dry roasted finis wih citrus hoppy bitterness. Tasty.
Davros (1991) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a large light tan head.
Nose shows cocoa, roasted malt, nutty notes and soft piny and spicy hops.
More cocoa as a flavour along with coffee, caramel and toffee, very similar to tiramisu. Then there’s some more pine and a mildly hoppy bitter finish.
Carbonation is a on the heavy side.
Skinnyviking (7129) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Taphouse. Medium high lasting white head. Pitch black body. Sweet roasted malt coffee cocoa aroma. Powerful roasted malt caramel coffee cocoa flavor, nicely hopped. Low carbonation, long finish.
mikeyo1 (233) - Linköping, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2014
1.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
On tap @ de klomp. beige head almost black color. Fruity and sweet aroma. Lightly roasted. Pine, peach, coffee and caramel in good balance. Sweet dry taste that falls rather flat as the bitterness takes overhand. Roasted with fruits, pine mostly. Strong coffee like bitterness.
SarkyNorthener (2088) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg@craven arms, birmingham. Black beer with small tan head. Aroma of grapefruit hop and tropical fruits. Taste is pink grapefruit, some charcoal,roasted malts and some pineapple. Medium carbonation. Very good.
s_hartshorne (1488) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2014 Keg Craven arms Birmingham. Black decent tan head. Aroma is blackcurrant pine. Taste is good roasted malts blackcurrant liquorice pine good hoppy bitter finish. Oily mouthfeel prickly carbonated. Very very good this.