Scopey (12248) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Fermentoren. It pours jet black with a thick, dense tan head. The nose is roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark fruits and salted liquorice. The taste is rich, roasty, dark, light coffee, liquorice, mild acidity, sharpness, salted caramel and a touch of alcohol towards the finish. Fullsome body and moderate carbonation. Nice depth to it. The balance is pretty brilliant. Very tasty indeed.
joergen (25841) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Fermentoren.
Pitch black coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Roasted aroma of dark chocolate, cocoa powder and hops.
Roasted and hoppy flavour of dark chocolate and pine needles with notes of licorice.
Roasted and hoppy finish.
Theis (15121) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2014 Draught at Fermentoren. Pitch black - brown head. High malty. Licorice. Fruity. Ok bitterness. Burned malts. Light acid. Wood and tannins. Mouldy wierdness. Sharpness.
thewolf (12027) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Fermentoren, Cph. Pours completely black with a small, staying, creamy, beige head. Aroma has roasted malts, salt, chocolate, liqourice. Low carbonation, splendid creaminess. Flavour has roasted malts, light smoke, dark chocolate. Citrussy hops Blend perfectly. Ryan back at his best? Really close...
Ungstrup (34273) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. A black beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of citrusy hops, roasted malt, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, alcohol, roasted malt, and soy sauce, leading to a roasted finish.
The_Bish (1123) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Stupid good. 2 litres is a lot. Don’t slur, come on bish, hold it tchogethernow sssson
The_Osprey (6004) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2014
Jan 2014 - Keg at Craft Clapham. Black with a small beige head. Smell - cheesy hops, caramel, soft dark malts. Body is medium, carbonation is pretty high initially but calms down over time. Taste - caramel, lemon, lime, ash, dark chocolate, roasted barley. Good, hoppy porter that comes across a bit like a black IPA. (3.8)
Feb 2014 - Keg at Cask P&K. I had to try this again because of the high ratings from other Ratebeerians - just to make sure. Black with a slowly dissipating brown head. Aroma - toned down - some liquorice, rye and caramel coming through. Body is medium, foamy. Taste is lemon peel and rye up front, rounded off with some dark malts, a nice level of sweetness. It’s like a dark chocolate and lemon tart. Background calpol. Very similar impression to last time, although maybe it’s in slightly better condition here. Good. (3.9)
BRW (2248) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Biercab. Black colour with beige head. Chocolate, roasted, coffee aroma. Chocolate taste, slightly sweet, also some roastiness and coffee, maybe some caramel. Full body.
RichTheVillan (6539) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Keg Growler Fill from Cotteridge Wines, dark brown almost brown pour with smooth mocha head, dark fruity aroma, taste has raisins, dark cherries, and some sweet chocolate vanilla, really nice mouthfeel and a hint of smoke, excellent.
CraftBeerNick (1880) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Keg at Brewery, 18th January 2014. Lovey looking beer, nice tan head, aroma is ash, coffee chocolate, taste is delicious and smooth, dark chocolate, rich ashy coffee. Very good