leaparsons (8032) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, Peterborough Beer Festival 2014. Very dark brown with a beige head. Aromas are weetabix and chocolate with earthy coffee. Raisins with light smokiness and pepper. Some wet cardboard. Flavours are toffee and gritty cocoa with raisins and light spices. Hints of bonfire with an earthy, woody, dry finish. Decent.
ansjelaah (1355) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ benzai with dutchdrebus. Dark brown / red color with a small head. Smells and tastes coffee, smoked, bit fruity, malts, roasted, watery, bitter.
Cunningham (4429) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Deep nutty brownish color with a tan head. Good lacing.
Aroma: Chocolate, toffee, nutty, mild smoked and a bit fruity.
Palate: Medium + body. Tad sweet and a moderate bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Not to much smoked at start. Maybe to cold. Very mild and pleasant smoked notes after a while. Dark malt, chocolate, toffee, roasted and some vanilla.
Overall impression: Lovely tasty ale.
Personal stats: Bottle Dag had ordered at Systembolaget, Sweden
Buczer (195) - Pabianice, POLAND - AUG 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, pours dark brown with some ruby reflexes. Stable beige head and good lacing. Aroma roasted, bit sour with coffee note. Taste is roasted, slightly sour with metallic note. I do not notice any smoky note. Creamy texture, light body, roasted bitter finish.
guitartown (26) - SPAIN - AUG 6, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Stout ligeramente ahumada. Compleja. Rica pero para tomar UNA de vez en cuando. Eso la pone atrás en mi lista.
DoctorHop (10) - Cardiff, WALES - JUL 31, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
caramel, chocolate, roasty, black, clear, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, creamy, standout stout mellow and warm lovely flavours
prawlie (1135) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Half pint at Reading beer festival 2014. Dark brown-black, bubbly head. Chocolate malt notes, and dark IPA aroma. Dry hops, tasty with some smokiness. Tastes boozy despite being a normal 5%er.
Osprey87 (1589) - WALES - JUL 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Cask P&K. Black, small foamy head. Aroma is smoke, washing up liquid. Body is light, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is light smoke, resin, sweet malt, a touch of lime hoppiness in the finish. The overall impression is like sucking on damp laundry ... not that I partake in this.
Garlic_of_Doom (448) - SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown with a small beige head.
Aroma is sweet, smoky with wet lumber, nutmeg and a lot of things that resembles Texas ranger.
Taste is roasted, has some chocolate and has that tart porter thingy.
Medium body, soft carbonation, round.
Short peppery after taste.
ALLOVATE (2382) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Midnight brown with a good clarity in the shallows. No head to speak of even after a rousing pour. Burnt rubber, tar, molasses, Vegemite and Bovril, aniseed and plum port comes through on the heady, olfactory tickling nose. A light tickle up front of residual carbonation otherwise this one is still. Light to medium light body. Oily finish. Malt dominated with a soft peppery note late. Cola soda and tar blends with rough woody malts and hints of carob a Iranian dates to completely go against that heady nose. Not hugely long but there is a soft smoky linger. Not bad, just doesn’t bounce in my opinion! (33cL, BBE 10/14, Cellarbrations Carlisle)