deaconmike (300) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Jet black with mocha head that dissipates fairly quickly. Not much lacing. Aroma is toasted malt, chocolate notes and some dark ripe fruit. Taste is awesome - lots of complexity. Only slightly sweet and slightly bitter. Smooth and creamy body. Excellent RIS.
jookos (1462) - FINLAND - AUG 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black, creamy head. Very sharp black, salty, roasty licorice nose. A bit of piny forestyness. Body is full. Salty roastedness, licorice. Burnt rubber, some gasoline, garage. A very heavy drink flavourwise, more than most 10-15 abv:s I’ve had. Feels almost like that crazy >30 brewdog RIS in some sense (without the excessive though).
FrankZappa7 (16) - GERMANY - JUL 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a small beige head
Comes in smooth and malty with strong notes of mocca, licorice, dried plum and laurel.
Creamy texture with soft carboniation / long finish
Nice work, doing a time warp 1850s recipe !
Theydon_Bois (6500) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at CBC tasting with Aaron, big thanks to JackL, 08/07/13.
Light black with a tan head that clears to a swirl.
Nose is roast malt, liqourice, dark fruit, light herbal notes, dates, dark toffee, bitter roast.
Taste comprises brown sugars, woody herbal tones, dark fruits, light cocoa, leather, roast malt.
Full bodied with moderate carbonation, dry roasty finish.
Decent enough impy but I did have slightly higher expectations for this one. The alcohol is well integrated.
RichTheVillan (1966) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Stirchley Wines; pitch black pour with substantial tan head, roast coffee aroma, earthy taste with big coffee hit, vanilla, dried fruits there’s a lot going on very complex, slick mouthfeel. Excellent RIS.
RexTalionis (2086) - FINLAND - JUN 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl, bottled on december 2011. Pours dark brown in color with a small tan head. Light roasted
coffee, a bit of vanilla and even a bit of smoky notes in aroma. Salty licorice, some soy sauce and just
a bit bitter chocolate in taste. A bit of some burnt wet wood and coffee in aftertaste. Gets a bit
smoother towards finish, even if there’s a bit of salty seawater and burnt wooden roasted notes.
MrHangover (2076) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a rich, black beer with a light, reddish hue around it. Small, tanned head on top. Aroma is roasty, malty and carries some oak and booze. Flavour is moderately sweet, malty and syrupy. There is definitely some alcohol present in the flavour, very sweet and thick aftertaste. No alcholic burn though. Quite decent RIS, very nice beer indeed.
Scopey (5299) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at DaDa Sheffield. It pours near black with a thick tan head. The nose is roasty, dark chocolate, xmas cake, plum, date, caramel, raisin, liquorice and spice. The taste is rich roasted malt, dark fruit (particularly plum), coffee, burnt earth, light tanginess, liquorice, chocolate, spice and some alcohol warmth with a long dry roasted finish. Full body and moderate carbonation. Great depth of flavour and very well balanced. Delicious.
symmetric (50) - - APR 20, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cherry and raisin on the nose. Taste is a bit shallow, with a hint of roasted bitterness. Body is a bit thin. Overall, somewhat unexciting.
TET (1403) - FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2013 A black beer with a dense and yellow-brown head. The nose is very intensive, roastiness, salt liquirice, strawberries and some embers and strenght of alcohol. Taste is also very intensive, lots of salt liquirice, dried fruits, coffee, lots of sweetness, that is balanced with strong bitterness and roastiness. Full bodied, mild carbonation, not sticky, slippery and nice to drik. Very intensive beer, there are lots of everything, very succesfully beer for a slow enjoyment.