Leighton (12219) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at King William IV, London. Pours dark brown with a creamy, beige head. Big sour nose, some dark berries and dark malts. Medium sweet flavor, moderately tart with faint roast, some brett bite. Medium to full bodied with average, creamy carbonation. Lightly warming finish with more tart berries, restrained roasted malts, definite brett tang, some dark grapes. Great stuff. The brett adds a distinctive freshness.
HogTownHarry (6135) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
August 19, 2012 - on draught at King William IV Witterfest. Opaque black, minimal off-white fizzy head. Smells ... sour; fruity lemon funk, background roasty grain sweetness in behind... not all that stout-y, more like a funky cherry-ish beer with background moderate roast - stout? really? okay - but it IS sour. Taste - weird, like a black IPA with sour fruit and brett wildness (I sure hope they gave me the correct beer). Sticky, slick, lively, long acidic dry finish .... good. No matter WHAT beer it may have been.
madmitch76 (16335) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
19th August 2012
On tap at the King William IV - Witterfest. Opaque black beer, little tan head. Light softish palate. Mild dark malts, a little coffee and cream. Loads of brett but mellow and well integrated. Soft and semi dry finish with a nice red wine fruity taste. Nice beer!
Theydon_Bois (10363) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Witterfest (Fano meet the brewer), King William IV - 20/08/12.
Very dark brown with a thin tan head.
All brett nose, hard to pick anything else out - fantastic ! A little sweet malt at the rear.
Hops come through in the taste with caramel and malt, brett still well represented but more in the background. Chocolate and a little wood in there.
Medium bodied with an excellent creamy feel.
cgarvieuk (15379) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
keg at witterfest ... deep black ... thin tan lacing ... light roast ... huge brett nose ... light malts ... soft roat ... again loads of brett ... soft raspberry finsih
Scopey (7618) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Fanø Meet the Brewer, King William IV. It pours very dark brown, with a thin off-white head. The nose is sticky dark fruit (cherry, plum, blackcurrant and such like), roasted malt, some tanginess, coffee and dark chocolate. The taste is tangy dark fruit; plum, raisin, grape, cherry, port/vinous, light sourness, roasted malt, coffee, charcoal, touch of balsamic vinegar and salted liquorice, with some alcohol warmth in the finish. Full body and fine carbonation. Good balance, interesting and pretty damn flavoursome.
thepeter (290) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black small head with a bit of lace. aroma was all brett. Taste was brett heavy and right away, followed by citrus malt, and a bit of coco and maybe some smokey meaty flavours. Palate with light medium a bit fizzy but nice and refreshing for a stout.
jackl (5057) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg @ Witterfest ’12, King William IV. Pours jet black with a small mocha tan head. The nose is a huge wallop of brett. Further aromas of rich bitter chocolate, smoky bacon. The taste is also brett-forward, plenty of wood, chocolate and hints of chili flakes. Mildly vinous and sweet. Medium body, actually quite drinkable. Soft carbonation. Nice, very unique tasting.