Garrold (2276) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Beeches of Walkley, Sheffield. Clear, dark chestnut brown. Bubbly, tan head settles to a persistent, sticky halo. Earthy, woody, massive dark chocolate. Treacle. Booze. Lots of the chestnut honey. Very rich. Lesser notes of nuts, and floral, slightly green hops. Taste is richly sweet, turning earthy, burnt bread crust bitter. Heady, warming, chewy, smooth palate. Very full, and slightly oily. Finishes long, roasty, earthy bitter. Lovely. Suits cask dispense better, but that doesn’t come round too often.
Abijen (1660) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pitch black beer with a good tan head. Smells malts, honey, rye and caramel. Tastes malts, rye and honey. Average carbo, medium body and a sticky texture.
Bosbouw (1622) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mooie zwarte kleur met een goede mooie bruine kleur. Ruikt vanille, crème, beetje koffie ,tikkeltje alcohol. Smaakt bitterzoet, vol, vanille, crème. Beetje koffie en iets bitter.
edsspoon (714) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - deep black with a very dark brown, large foamy head which stays around for a good while and gives some good lacing. Aroma of cocoa, roast malt, a little grass, some plum and a light sourness. Taste of cocoa, chocolate, roast malt, treacle and earth. Medium bitterness on the finish. Some hints of orange and vanilla. Thick body, medium carbonation. Very rich.
gad905 (199) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines. Pours dark brown, cream tan head dies quickly to ring and patches. Nose of honey, roast nuts, slight smoke, chocolate. Tastes sweet dark honey, vanilla, roast, ash, quite heavy bitter, cacao, nuts, some earthy bitterness too. Rich, full body, creamy slick feel, moderate carb, long nutty bittersweet honey finish. This beer is remarkable. Very complex, far more than my words above can do justice to, and unique, even among braggot-style ales.
hohops (463) - Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance is very dark, almost black, brown tinged at the base. A foamy, fluffy, tan coloured head which settles down. Aroma- complex. Blackcurrant, raisin, nutty, vinous, port notes, cocoa hints, malty. Taste- also very complex. Chocolate, nutty, almonds, marzipan, dark cherry, an understated honey sweetness, vanilla hints, bitter, lingering finish, some booze but well hidden. Really excellent.
Nicke80 (233) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle from systembolaget bs. Pours black with nice brown head. Sour roasted aroma with sweet coffee taste. Great beer with very nice balance. Loads of coffee and cocoa. Nice chocolaty aftertaste.
conway (1908) - - DEC 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Black with a tan head. Lots of smoke, coffee, chocolate, honey, earthy notes and a touch of vanilla at times. Very complex but a little abrasive at times.
HULK777 (459) - - DEC 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fruity aroma, with hints of strong coffee and chocolates. Complex taste of nuts, coffee, nougat, orange fruit, and white cheese.
LomYst (615) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark chocolat espresso... fark sugR abd oak.a..awesome aroma...taste is cakelike s weet with lots of off flavoours lik we caramel and coffey.. great...