hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2008
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Derby Festival ’08. Dark brown with a small off white head. Pepper aroma seems somehow inappropriate. Fruity sour milk taste with ash and a bitter finish. This beer tries hard to be brash and full of character, but doesn’t quite succeed.
Fin (8256) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle that dad bought along this week having purchased from a bottle shop in Belper, 08-04-08 Pours black with a tan head, this has a lovely aroma with coffee and yes I got the pepper very interesting. Nice good solid roasted taste with pepper again, finishes dry but good and rather surprisingly hoppy. Loved this, very nice beer, cheers dad!
downender (6880) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On gravity at the Bristol Beer Festival 14/3/08. Opaque jet black with a decent tan head. Aromas of licorice, tobacco, coffee and bitter chocolate. Big flavours of roast malt, spice and earthy hops. The flavour was long with cracked pepper leaving a slight warmth in the mouth. Excellent.
Ungstrup (30168) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at GBBF 2007. A pitch black beer with a brown head. The aroma is sweet licoricy and malty, combined with a light note of roasted malt. The flavor is sweet malty and rather roasted, but also with notes of licorice, leaiding to a dry roasted finish.
Rastacouere (6159) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 4     Light Brown(1)->Pitch Black(5) : 4     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 3   Off-White(1)->Dark Brown(5) : 2   Lasting: 2   Lacing : 2   Nitro : XX
Intensity : 3
Yeast : 1   Bread : 2   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Ink : XX   Tar : XX   Olives : XX   DMS : XX
Malt : 4   Biscuity : 3   Burnt Toast : 4   Caramel : XX   Nuts : 2   Pumpernickel : 3   Cereals : XX   Coffee : 3   Dark Chocolate : 1   Vanilla : XX   Grapes : XX   Blackberries : 2   Cherries : XX
Hops : 2   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : 2   Floral : XX   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : XX Orange : XX   Herbal : XX   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX
Notes :   Earth : 2   Wood : 2   Mint : XX   Smoke : XX   Soy : XX   Bourbon : XX   Anise : XX
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2   Sourness : 2   Lactic : XX   Bitterness : 2   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Light(1)->Full(5) : 4   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 2   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : XX   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : 3   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX
Comments: Well constructed, smoky and intensely coffee-like stout that does everything well.
FatPhil (10610) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (Peterborough BF 2007)
Rich coffee aroma. Huge malty taste. Pleasant pepperiness, some coffee. Well balanced, extremely drinkable
fonefan (38496) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ GBBF 2007, London. Dark black color with a average to large, creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy pepper, some malty, roasted, dark chocolate. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is creamy, carbonation is flat. Very nice ... \ ;o))
oh6gdx (22398) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask@GBBF2007. Pitch black colour, not much head, just a slight brown ring on the borders. Aroma is spicy, roasted malts and slightly coffeeish. Flavour is loads of spices, caramel, chocolate and coffee. Also some slight roasted malts. Really pleasant one, long spicy and roasted aftertaste.
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Stillage at the Roundhouse, Barrow Hill 19/05/2007
Spice and roast aromas. Black and slightly rich on the palate with some alcohol present. A little dryness in a peppery burnt roast finish.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 31, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity fed half pint at the London Drinker Beer Festival, very black with a beige bubbly head. A strong roasted coffee aroma with strong pepper notes and a little vanilla. Smooth and roasted malt at first, fferent, turning hoppy and peppery in the finish. Different, but I like it.