Theydon_Bois (11607) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at Pedro leaving drinks, CBC Clerko, big thanks to fellow XDA bro LKX for this #, 24/04/15.
Black with a big ole tan covering that retains well.
Nose is dank hops, pissy straw, tar, light smoke, charr effect, tangy red berry,wooded ttones, pine needle.
Taste comprises earthy hops, liquorice, charr, light pine, red grape must, cocoa rub, shades of tropicana.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close, earthy hop strokes at the curtain call.
Xolid BA CDA.
Scopey (8365) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours darkest brown/black with a thick tan head. The nose is bitter-sweet, tangy, white wine, roasted malt, sherbet, cocoa, vanilla and wood. The taste is bitter, rich roast, cocoa, earth, liquorice, coffee, piney, charred wood, booze, oily.action and pithy citrus with a dry finish. Medium-full body and moderate carbonation. Pretty punchy stuff. Good fun though.
Leighton (13338) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell during the Peter’s leaving do. Picked up from Etre. Pours deep brown with a dense, frothy beige head. The nose is immense, chock full of burnt wood, pine, dark chocolate and cedar. Medium sweet flavor with dominant charred malt character, some burnt popcorn, bread, grapefruit and orange rind, pine oils. Medium to full bodied with average, massaging carbonation. Finishes with drying burnt wood and ash, some scorched earth, bitter chocolate, some citrus rind. Lingering ashy roast. Pretty punchy, especially on the roast/ash front.
jtclockwork (10305) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black tan head. Nose/taste of chardonnay, oak, coffee, roast chocolate and pine. Medium body.
Martinus (3521) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black beer, beige head. Aroma of coffee, dark fruits, white wine, roasted malts, marmalade. Bitter flavour, coffee, marmalade, caramel. Finish coffee, red fruits, white wine.
(from 375mL bottle @ home)
RexTalionis (2949) - FINLAND - FEB 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black in color with a frothy tan head. Fairly much of roasted notes in aroma together with some grapefruit, burnt wood and chocolate. More of them chocolatey vibes with some additional citrus and slightly herbal notes in taste. Quite creamy mouthfeel. Notes of citrussy chocolatecake made over campfire in aftertaste, also a bitter twist in the end.
varanid99 (638) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a fairly thick head, which settles down fairly quickly to a tight tan layer. Roasted malt, pine, coffee, pine, citrus aromas. Nice roasted malt flavour, pine bitterness, a little coffee, a little woodiness.
kerenmk (3050) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Mikkeller and Friends, Copenhagen,16.1.15. Cheers Desverger for the sample! Black. A little vinous, deep cherry and coffe aroma. Dry, bitter, stale coffee, some ash in the mouth. Soft bitterness, full body, dry and bitter finish.
Desverger (3048) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap@Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen - pours black with a beige head. Roasted malty and hoppy aroma and taste, pine and grassy floral hoppy, couldn’t really register the chardonnay (maybe if I had let it warm up perhaps) but didn’t detract from what is a lovely black ipa.
Christian (11546) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Mikkeller and Friends. Black with a small off-white head. Hoppy aroma of citrus and pine, with hints of grapes, red berries and coffee beans. Dryish malty and hoppy flavour with lots of roasted character, coffee, and citrus/pine.