ManVsBeer (8689) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark with a small head and well smoked in its aroma and partly in its taste too. Has a slight peat character about it.
WeissGary (286) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask. JDW Counting House, Glasgow, Scotland. Interesting beer, quite jamy upfront with a smokey finish, brilliant sweet and dark beer!
BlackHaddock (6347) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hand-pulled pint in my local Wetherspoons Pub on 9th Oct 2013.
Not as smokey as I thought it would be, not as full bodied either: but OK none-the-less.
Pours a very dark ruby red/brown, almost black really, on top a deep creamy tanned head of level foam.
The nose and taste intermingled: over roasted malts gave a semi-burnt chocolate cake sort of smell and flavour with a smoked ham wrapped within the cake mix.
Body wise it lacked depth, but overall not a bad beer.
harrisoni (17282) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask handpull at Thomas Ingoldsby Canterbury JDW. Almost black beer with thin beige head. Decent dark beer slightly old ale style with roast and a sour dark fruits element to it. Decent condition. Ok. I quite like the sour hints to it. Tarry
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The Felix Holt, Nuneaton, 05/09/13. Mahogany, almost black, with a very tenacious grey-tan collar. Nose chocolate orange mousse and smoked sausage. Full with coal and sausage. Dark berry undercurrents. Good bitter smoked afters with raisin and cocoa. Very decent.
Niall73 (2419) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Wetherspoons. Pours a very dark brown/red with an off white head. Aroma is toasty and treacly. Body light to medium but a bit on the thin side. It is smokey, and treacly and toasty. Nice burnt sugar bitterness. OK.
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Imaena (2191) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JAN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. This is a good slow pint for a cold night. Deep malt sweetness with only a hint of bitterness.
worldbeertaste (1795) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark chocolate brown colour and some red elements with a tan head. Smokey malt smell. Light body with a smooth creamy feel. Starts a little sweet and frutiy with a strong full chestnut taste with a slight chocolate roast. Smokey and spicy aftertaste.
prawlie (1499) - ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint at the Old Manor in Bracknell. Decent light brown head on a black beer with red highlights. Nice chocolate malt aroma. Smokey hit on the palate but also some cooked chocolate malt. Very tastey. A cross between brooklyn chocolate stout and Sclenkerla rauchbier. One of the better UK beers I’ve had recently.
berkshirejohn (5988) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the John Logie Baird (JDW), Hastings. Chocolate brown in colour with a loose tan head; chocolate aroma; milky texture with chocolate malt flavours and perhaps a hint of smoke; the finish dry with bitter chocolate. Rather one dimensional.