Davros (2611) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with a large off-white head.
Nose shows chocolate, nutty malt, sorachi ace custard notes and soft spicy resinous hops. Lovely.
Flavours include more of the sorachi dill and custard, resinous piny hops and some roasted malt.
A bit too much carbonation.
stoutnick (822) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2013 Vegemitey aroma. Taste is very smooth malt with a lovely moderately bitter finish. Definitely a sessional black ipa.
rickardm (13) - SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark color with creamy beige head. Bitter aroma with a citrusy hint. Smooth and easy body. Small taste of burned coffee beans. Sweet and bitter aftertaste.
Svesse (7679) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm) Black colour with lasting, creamy, beige head. Malty nose with notes of chocolate, toffee, caramel, pine needles and hints of funky yeast coming through after a while. Malty, fruity taste with chocolate, toffee, roasted malt, caramel, dried fruit, pine needles and a generous bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a slight sweetness. A bit fruitier and with a more soft and mellow mouthfeel than the original Raven. Very nice.
Earlier Rating: 12/6/2009 Total Score: 3.8
(Cask at White Horse, Parson’s Green, London, 27 Nov 2009) Black colour with hints of ruby, brief beige head. Malty, roasted nose with chocolate, grapefruit and lots of fresh hops. Malty, hoppy taste with notes of chocolate, cocoa, black coffee, black-currant and resiny, piney hops in a long bitter finish. More than medium body, balanced sweetness. Interesting beer, looks like a stout but tastes like an IPA. Lovely beer though.
ElDesmadre (2925) - Mikołów, POLAND - MAY 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Complex aroma. Strong piney and resiny notes, pineapple, some mandarine and orange, dark chocolate and earthy hints. Rather full bodied, flavourful and bitter, though with a relaxed, mellow feeling to it. Great beer!
Crille (90) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Almost black in color, with a white head. The aroma in full of citrus and roasted malts. Nice bitter finish.
Seffle (421) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Half litre bottle from Systemet.
Excellent head and deep brown, almost stoutlike colour. Very complex palate with hops, coffee, likoritz and citrus.
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Furseth (2066) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Dark red/brown colour, big creamy head. Aroma is dominated of coffee. caramelly, dark chocolate, some smokeynes. Flavor had a nice coffee, smouth dark choclate mouthfeeling, medium body, long coffee finish.
SarkyNorthener (3830) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown beer with red tints and a small head and touches of lacing. Aroma is pine and roasted malts. Taste is pine, grapefruit and some roasted malts. Quite a long bitter finish. Quite good, but not up there with some.
The_Osprey (5463) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cold bottle. Pours very dark with a decent head. Piney smell. Taste is liquorice, pine, a bit ’chemically’ like washing up liquid, soft bitterness to finish.