omhper (22905) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at Man in the Moon, Stockholm. Near black, small head. Aroma of licorice and black currant. Mid sweet with medium-full body and clean mouthfeel. Tarry licorice, grapefruit and black currant. Long bitter finish.
madmitch76 (21235) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
20th February 2014
Fare thee well Josh tasting at Bruce’s. Almost clear dark brown beer. Small pale tan head. Smooth light palate, slightly soft. Mild fine carbonation. Smooth mellow dark malts, no roast or bitterness. Light piney hops backed with an unusual (for a cda) mild tropical fruits. Finishes smooth and light. Tasty easy drinking bipa.
Leighton (17812) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in London for Josh’s farewell tasting. Pours clear, rich brown with a frothy beige head. The nose has toasted bread, a bit of pine, ripening orange. Medium sweet flavor with a good deal of earthy-ashy bitterness, soft roast, baking cocoa, charred malts, burnt pine. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly resinous to finish, more bitter dark chocolate, earth, ash, some dried citrus, decent roasted malts, well toasted bread. Not bad.
rlgk (17152) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Man In The Moon, Stockholm. Black beer with a nice offwhite/beige head. Hoppy chocolate and licorice aroma, perfume, pine, some peach. Roasted chocolate flavor, hay, licorice, pine, citrus. Good but slightly harsh with metallic notes.
Theydon_Bois (16262) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Josh’s last hurrah in the smoke, thanks to Kenny - CDA top boy, 20/02/14.
Very dark mahohony brown with a well appointed tan covering that retains well.
Nose is bitter tropicals, tea leaves, earthy hops, light smoke, touch of grapefruit.
Taste comprises earthy hops, cocoa powder, pine bite, jammy berry fruits, bitter tropicals.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Solid CDA - best in class this evening.
brokensail (15468) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nearly black in color with a tan head. Herbal and piney hops with a bit of roast and maybe licorice. A little bit of grapefruit peel and pineapple. Slightly sweet, only a moderate hop flavor. Some herbal and pine notes, not super hoppy, though.
bhensonb (13744) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head, but strong light comes through with a deep garnet color. Aroma is firmly pine. Med plus body. Flavor is lots of pine with some bready dark malt. Finish is pine. This is nicely executed. A new thing in the world.
jtclockwork (13527) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Freaktoberfest. Pours black. Tan head. Nose and taste of cocoa, hops, citrus and black malt. Medium body. Finishes with cocoa and dry hop bitterness.
mcberko (13057) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Bailey’s, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out buttery notes, lightly roasted malt, and light hops. Flavour brings out roast upfront, followed by a considerably harsh hop punch. Buttery palate, finishing on harsh woody, hoppy notes. Decent stuff, but a little off the mark.
argo0 (12943) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Rocky large beige head atop cola-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, some caramel, roast, light bittersweet chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/orange, some caramel, roast, light milk chocolate, alcohol. Medium body, some resin, stickiness.