JohnRMurdoch (2953) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 13, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2012 Bottles from Mybrewerytap.com, Nina’s Mini Market & Great Grog. Fruity hoppy aroma. Almost black colour, good head. Complex spicy hoppy fruity malt flavour. Smooth & well balanced. Somewhere between a porter & IPA interesting & very nice.
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ GBBF, 2011. Pours clear amber with bubbles on top. Exotic nelson. Pine, berries and benzin. Smooth and dry. Nice.
KyotoLefty (5894) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at GBBF 2011, 3rd day.
Berry, citrus, light chocolate, coffee flavors with a peppery finish. Light, clean body. Very tasty.
joergen (19644) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF 2011.
Clear red brown coloured with a small off-white head.
Fruity aroma of hops and grass with roasted notes
Fruity and light roasted flavour of caramel and liquorice with notes of grass and fridge.
Roasted and hoppy finish.
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this one at the ACBF 2011. Black colored brew. Floral hops in the aroma, malts. Flavor has sweet malts, chocolate. Some hops, moderate bitter. Dry.
TheJestersBeer (1930) - SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, almost black, thin head.
Very hoppy nose, roasted malts, spruce, yeast, grapefruit.
Dry, medium bodied, high bitterness.
Hoppy, malty, very fruity taste, pine needles, citrus, roasted malts, tar.
The alcohol shines through a bit in the end, though. (2011-08-04)
prawlie (1054) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at the Great British Beer Festival. Black as night with an ok head. Nice hoppy aroma. Nice dark that doesn’t taste like a dark. Very nice hoppy beer with body, but I’d probably have struggled to drink a full pint of it, more of a sipper.
wedgie9 (1792) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on draft at Bangers and Lace on 7/31/11. Pours an opaque, nearly black dark brown with an average beige head that slowly recedes to a thin collar of lace. The nose is brown sugar and dark chocolate malt along with herbal and citrus hops in the background. The flavor is the same, featuring the brown sugar and chocolate malt until the back of the palate where the citrusy and herbal hops balance everything out. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long brown sugar and citrus hops finish.
BeerViking (2074) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at GBBF 2011, pours a lovely red-black with a green-hoppy nose that’s clean and spicy. It’s crisp and bitter-hoppy, with a clean and dry roast body, then a long herby-hoppy finish with a lasting bitterness and notes of burnt molasses. Very tasty.
EdKing (1753) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
GBBF 2011. Pours very dark brown. Nose is rain on tarmac, sweet fruity hops, grapefruit, mango. Taste is citrous, tropical fruit, but light and refreshing, not sweet and overpowering like some black ipas. Bitter citrous grapefruit finish.