madmitch76 (22055) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
9th March 2013
Craft Clerkenwell. Bottle shared. Opaque black - brown beer. Darkish tan head. Palate is light and airy and semi dry. Tangy dark malt, little dark chocolate and traces of coffee and soy. Mild dark fruits blending in with the tang. Very tangy but quite drinkable.
Leighton (18522) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell, London. Thanks to Kenneth. Pours deep black with a staunch, brown cream cap. Sharp dark malt nose, iodine, chocolate syrup. Medium sweet flavor, burnt leaves, some soy sauce, dark cocoa, tangy dark fruits, raisins. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish, tangy dark malts, grapes, raisins. Not bad. Some burnt wood. Decent overall.
harrisoni (17278) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle at The Craft Mar 2013. Black beer tan head. Soy sauce oxidised burnt toffee flavour. Not good. Burnt and nasty
Theydon_Bois (16854) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craft Beer Clerkenwell thanks to Ken, 09/03/13.
Dark black with a thin tan head that clears edgeward leaving a small film.
Nose is dark fruit, toffee, light smoke, molasses, ash.
Taste comprises sweet brown sugars, touch of booze, chocolate, hint of coffee, light soy sauce.
Fullish end of medium bodied with soft carbonation, dryish in the finish.
brokensail (16053) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Dave. Thanks! Black in color with a nice tan head. Big roasted malt, chocolate, and licorice aromas. Hints of smoke, blueberry, coffee, and ash. The flavor is a touch on the bitter side. Lots of roasted malt, coffee, and licorice. Ash, blueberry, and a subtle smokiness.
mcberko (14356) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Phoenix Ale Brewery, pours black with a small brown head. Aroma and flavour of rich roasted malt, medium sweetness for the style, along with cocoa and light coffee. Robust and rich on the finish. Not overly complex and well-designed, but certainly well-made. Good stuff.
bhensonb (14075) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From 2010 file notes: Pours black. Aroma is dark malt; chocolate. Tastes dark malt; chocolate; fruit. Liked it.
Benzai (14029) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650cl bottle @ ZZT IV. Pitch black opaque color, full sized creamy medium brown colored head. Smell malts, roastyness, coffee, some liquorice, pretty sweet actually. Taste malts, pretty sweet, some roastyness. Oily texture, medium to full body, medium carbo.
argo0 (13229) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 24, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(draft) Black with medium tan head. Aroma is roasty, sweet, some chocolate but more coffee. Taste is roasty, sweet, coffee, finishes hoppy bitter.
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught) Pours a black body with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, light ash, and dark chocolate. Flavor of dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, some burnt grain, and roasted malt with a dry finish.