cgarvieuk (11001) - Edinburgh, - JUL 24, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask (handpump) @ The Brew Company, Sheffield, England. @ [ RBESG 09 ] ...Deep black ... thin creamy head ... big solid nice roast malt ...little chocolate ... little coffee ... nice smooth and easy ...
chriso (7254) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (handpump) at the Pembury Tavern, Hackney, 31 July 2009. Very dark red, almost black. Almost entirely flat. Very dry and roasty. Lots of burnt malt. Quite dry and bitter finish. Medium weight. Pretty good. A bit more condition would have been an improvement.
DJMonarch (9153) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Handpump at the Brew Company Limited, Sheffield 17/07/2009
Big burnt roast aroma. Beige head. Black smooth on the palate and a little fruity with a bitter and dry lasting oyster roast finish.
swoopjones (4229) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Fat Cat, Sheffield, England. Dark pour, Big roasty malt aroma. Taste is roasted malts, mild bitterness. Body is a tad light, decent flavor but too thin, imo
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 4, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask. Very black, with the roasted malt dominating - a bit sweet and a bit thin.
Nightfall (1280) - Hamburg, GERMANY - AUG 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (handpump) @ The Brew Company, Sheffield, England. @ [ RBESG 09 ] . Almost completely black. thin creamt beige head. Roasted malt aroma, with some caramel, nuts and a hint of chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Roasted malt taste with coffee and vanilla and chocolate. Lasting aftertaste very drinkable.
oh6gdx (18576) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask@Pembury Tavern. Close to pitch black, not much head. Aroma is liquorice, coffee, mildly roasted notes as well as soem nuttyness. Flavour is coffee, mild roasted notes, some dark fruits and overall rather nicely balanced.
thewolf (9883) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ the brewery, Sheffield.
Pours completely black with a very nice, creamy, beige head. Aroma is great. Coffee, some port, dark chocolate, vanilla and roasted malts. The mouthfeel sadly lets it down a bit, as it does feel a bit light in body. Flavour starts sweet, then turns to hard roasted malts, a touch of port and good dark chocolate. Long, lingering, roasted and dr aftertaste.
DonMagi (5598) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the brewery, sheffield. Alround rating: Roasted barley, some coffee and chocolate, its overly burnt for me. Good to have a beer with some flavour in it in sheffield, but its just the wrong flavours.
asheft (2264) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
[cask @ RBESG 2009]
Tons of coffee in the nose along with mocha, bubblegum black malt. Iced coffee with hazelnut and vanilla. Opaque black with a lasting tan blanket. Coffee and French vanilla with a little bitterness from the black malts. Hazelnuts. Light body, low carbonation, tangy eventually ends clean.