yespr (33872) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From cask. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is liqourice, roasted malty and light chocolate. Fruity, yeasty, light spiced and phenolic. Dark roasted caramelish and somewhat bitter.
anders37 (18767) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ GABF 2013. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody chocolate aroma. Roasted malty woody chocolate flavor with weak nutty hints. Has a roasted malty woody chocolate and caramel finish.
madmitch76 (17158) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
6th August 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Opaque black - brown beer. Good tan head. Oatmeal and dark chocolate on the nose. Palate is soft and viscous with fine carbonation. Mild dark chocolate, mellow coffee. Trace of bourbon and spice. Light dry finish with a good coffee bourbon bitter linger.
cgarvieuk (16654) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home... Deep black... Thin tan head... Soft sweet toffee malt... Licorice and chocolate... Soft sweet malts... Juicy roast
.. Soft roast... Nice and Mellow... Rich and sweet... Nice
Travlr (14775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Did my rating of this one disappear? Not sure. Had this on draft in New Zealand. Very dark maroon color, brown head. Aroma of licorice, burnt espresso, figs. Taste has coffee, dark fruit, cocoa, anise. Delicious.
yngwie (14775) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Stone 17th anniversary festival. Black more or less, with a small tan head. Alcohol, roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and hints of banana in the aroma. Superbly soft and velvety, warming mouthfeel. Chocolate, roasted malts, coffee and banana flavor, long finish. Sure nice when drinking it now, a bit less interesting later on. 130817
harrisoni (14701) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At GBBF 2014. Black beer. very alcoholic. Some chocolate. Bit strong. Decent though. Bit hot took time to drink. Good though.
Leighton (13401) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Bruce’s in London during Jack’s farewell tasting. Pours black-brown with a froth beige head. Sugary dark malt nose, some milk chocolate, grapes. Big sweet flavor with lots of gummy grapes and raspberries, some sugary chocolate, a bit of earthy bitterness and alcohol bite. Full bodied with fine carbonation. A good bit of harsh alcohol on the finish, bitter chocolate, grapes and other ripe, dark fruits, chocolate cake, earth. Pretty ballsy stuff.
rlgk (12521) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014. Black beer with a small brownish head. Caramel aroma, roasted, chocolate, cocoa, bourbon, vanilla, milk notes, nutty, oak, some licorice. Malty roasted flavor, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, raisins, figs, dades, licorice, hay, citrus notes, Brown sugar, nutty notes. Alcohol is very well hidden. Great beer!
brokensail (12362) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Brew-ligion. Black pour with a tan head. Really complex nose. Roasted malt, vanilla, oak, and whiskey. Candied plums, some smoke, and lots of licorice. Sweet flavor of licorice, burnt sugar, and candied plum. Roasted malt, whiskey, vanilla, and oak. A touch of smoke, cocoa powder, and grape candies.