charlotte (4211) - rødovre, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle.Black colour with large fluffy beige head.Aroma of coffee beans and dark bitter chocolate,good complex taste with hint of rosted malt and caramel,feels vinous and smooth with malty finish.
Beerhunter111 (7397) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUL 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkelrötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner cremigen bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch angenehm röstmalzig, Kaffee, Schokolade. Geschmack stark nach Kaffee, Röstmalzig, bittere Schokolade.
tinylightsrecs (187) - - JUL 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Glug Newcastle. Pours black with foamy tan head. Flavours of coffee, nuts, faint bitter fruit. Satisfying
JefVerstraete (1287) - BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Dranken Geers, Oostakker. Dark brown colour, beige foam. Medium carbonation. Aroma of roasted malts and dark chocolate, also some smoke. Medium body. Light sweet, medium bitter hoppy finish. More hoppy than malty. Decent.
dfinney23 (1672) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very roasty and bitter, seemingly more hop than chocolate. Dark fruit, coffee. Sounds good on paper but didn’t seem to all add up.
Pdubyah (385) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Disappointed does not even describe this as an experience. Whilst it looks ok in the glass and the initial aroma is of chocolate it gets to a highly hopped and then overall the whole experience is for me sour.
Iznogud (637) - CROATIA - JUL 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Mosquito, Barcelona. Pours dark brown with tan head. Malty, caramel, liquorice, roasted malts. Expected more really.
Kauge (127) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Pothole (Koht’s newly opened bottle shop) in Tallinn (€ 4,40), July 2014. Pours a very dark brown, near black, with a reddish hue; the massive tan head retains extremely well, good lacing too. Nose... eeem, nose is... well, my nose is inside the friggin foam and I must say it’s enjoying the dip. It’s sweet (burnt sugar and caramel); not much chocolate or roastiness to mention. There’s also a clear clue in the nose that it’s gonna be boozy. Taste is caramelly sweet, malty, faintly chocolaty, somewhat tart, and indeed boozy, like dark plums soaked in liqueur. Full body, soft palate, very little carbonation. Finish is boozy, quite unexpectedly so for a mere (khm) 7,4% ABV, and a lot of bitterness (ca 70 IBU maybe?). Which both kind of kill off the otherwise great experience. It’s a rough and tough one.
Sjohnh (163) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hmm...I love Thornbridge but not sure this is great. Dark brown and opaque - almost black- with a slight off- white head and good lacing. Get the liquorice and the peat. And the molasses more than the chocolate. Roasted malts could be in there stronger to balance these tastes off.
rockysaurus (3) - - JUL 23, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pleasantly strong taste, roasted but in balance. Some hints of cream and caramel. Easy to drink, didn’t have the consistency of old motor oil as previously expected. Would drink again if I would find any!