BeerViking (2689) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark red-brown with a tight mid-sized beige head, malt, some muscovada and a little plum plus a hint of tartness and a little spice - cinnamon? More malt and dried fruit on the vtongue plus notes of milk chocolate and a little coffee, then a dry fruity finish.
culchiem (2647) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Black with a red hue. Aroma is creamy malt. Flavour is Cadbury fruit and nut, creamy finish, thin texture.
Douberd (2615) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 500 ml at home. Labeled simply Nutty Black but the barcode and ABV 3.9% fit, so I am rating it under this. Into a big tulip.
Pours dark brown, with ruby shades where light hits it. Huge dark beige head, thick and creamy, with great retention, leaving medium lacing on the glass.
Aroma is unexpectedly fruity, berries like, some liquorice.
Taste has roasted malts, red fruits, a bit of stale coffee, grass.
Medium thin body, good carbonation, very dry initially on the palate but after that the dryness seems to tone down a bit.
Overall a tasty beer and very easy to drink.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle, won from the tombola at GBBF, drunk at home, 21st Dec 2010. Black, fluffy tan head. Nose is nutty. Not so malty but rather lots of dark fruit flavours. Good body for <4%. Overall a mild that is less malty than usual.
SarkyNorthener (2391) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle conditioned from Waitrose, now labeled as Nutty Black, still at 3.9% and different from the other Nutty black at 3.2% just to make it simple! Almost black beer with small beige head and a little lacing. Slight dark fruit aroma. Taste is a little nutty, roast malts and a little dark fruit chocolate. Medium bodied and slightly carbonated. Decent enough beer.
northropfrye (2317) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2011 Bottle. Nutty and roasty though not too flavourful. Unfortunately a low alcohol content.
Gethinbeer (2210) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2010 Deep ruby colour with a very thin tan lace. Toffee roasted malt and treacle aroma. Thin texture, slight malt flavour. Lacks a full body. Hints of fruit.
thomat (2167) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very dark brown with a small, tan head. Malty with nutty notes. Malt, nuts and coffee. Medium to light body with a bitter and sour finish.
planky84 (2143) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a beige head. Coconut, chocolate, light coffee aromas with some earthy notes. Licorice, caramel and coffee flavours. Very smooth.
piscator34 (1996) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 12, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled sample. Brownish-red in colour with moderate carbonation. Faint aromas of pale malt, minerals, orchard fruit and vanilla. Watery on the palate with notes of toffee, toasted nuts, molasses, and chocolate powder. A bit too watery and simplistic, but not all that bad either. Average.