tfredvik (1150) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a viscous, black body with a unusually large head for the style. The head is creamy, medium brown, long-lived and laces the glass excellently. Strong, malty, very dark roasted and sweet aroma of dark caramel, chocolate and coffee with ash in the back. Strong flavour of dark roasted malt, dark caramel and coffee beans with a herbal, vegetal and green sting. Full body, oily and creamy texture, soft to moderate carbonation. A superb beer, but I prefer the coffee to be a little less vegetal.
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 3 years before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]
StilleStorm (753) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
DWG; Bottle 33 cl. Pours dark brown to black with a large, lasting, creamy, lacing and tan head. Nose is heavy roasted malt, strong coffee, bread, vanilla and dark fruit. Taste is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a lasting, warming, coffee finish. Body is full, texture is creamy, carbonation is soft. Great malt and awesome mouth.
Theydon_Bois (9109) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at LKS’s, 02/09/14, from Bottledog.
Black with a well appointed dirty tan covering that quickly dissipates to spotting and edgework.
Nose is earthy and roasty, amaretto, coffee, chocolate biscuits, light spice.
Taste comprises coffee grinds, earthy roast, chocolate fudge, spice, tangy dark fruits.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Decent stout - Spec Grain my arse!
Leighton (11319) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to C-Note. Pours oily black with a tight, creamy beige head. The nose has rich chocolate, burnt malts, charred meat. Medium sweet flavor with bitter torched wood, dried dark fruits, strong bitter earth, baking cocoa. Medium to full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lingering charred wood finish, some oily chocolate, scorched earth, burnt wood, some licorice, raisins. Fairly punchy but not bad.
Scopey (7054) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Colin. It pours near black with a tan head. The nose is earthy, rich, umami, meaty, mild smoke, milk chocolate and cream. The taste is bitter, roasty, coffee, espresso coffee, mild spice, mild alcohol, toast, cocoa and some creaminess with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Smooth and quaffable.
gunnfryd (10838) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, hop. Flavour is coffee, roasted malt, hop, licorice, chocolate. Full bodied nice beer.
Finn (4263) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaske 330ml fra Vinmonopolet, Bestillingsutvalget. Kullsort. Høyt mokkafarget betongskum som etterlater en tynn kniplingslacing. Beskjeden sjokoladearoma. Oljeaktig munnfølelse. Smaken innholdsrik men ikke påtrengende. Mest sjokolade men også hint av lakris. Kaffe i avslutninga. God fylde.
Beersiveknown (3072) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home from brewdog online
hazy dark brown with pillow y dark tan head. Rich cocoa and treacle on savoury cereal nose. Full bodied, rich, Smokey coffee, fruity, dry, roast barley, ashen, dry coffee finish. Low carbonation, growing warmth, toasty barley smooth woody notes.
jercraigs (7921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014-07-08. Black body nice tan head fades. 3+Aroma is dark malt and dark fruits, light roast? Flavour has a dark malt core, modest bitterness, rich malt throughout. Light warming alcohol lingers. Smooth medium bodied palate, soft carbonation. Decent. Too busy chatting and not enough time writing on this one... Bottle, Tasting at cgarvieuk’s, Edinburgh
BenH (2387) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Near black with tan head. Roasty chocolate aroma. Taste of rich, roasty chocolate, charcoal. Slightly sweet and quite bitter. Nice