madmitch76 (20984) - , 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 (17473) - 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 (16728) - 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 (16017) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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 (15271) - San Leandro, 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.
bhensonb (13616) - 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.
argo0 (12858) - 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 (12576) - 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.
Benzai (12379) - 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.
hopdog (10913) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle shared courtesy of weeare138 (thanks for letting me pull this one out of your cellar!). Labeled bottled on July ’04. Poured a dark, dark brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, dark fruits, and a little smoky. Tastes of the same with an underlying sourness starting to come on. I think we saved this from Mike’s cellar before it completely turned south. I’d like to try a fresh sample (send me one if you can get it!).