Theydon_Bois (11449) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at Bruces pad - for the last time, thanks to Daniel, 27/03/15.
Black topped with a moderate tan swirl.
Nose is rich roast, herbal, spice, woody notes, dark fruit rinds.
Taste comprises ashen tones, earthy roast, chocolate, herbal notes, light spice.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with warming alcohol tones.
Ok but lower order for the style.
The_Osprey (2757) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml, BB Dec 2022 (2012 vintage?), 11.2%. Shared at Bruce’s. Black, no real head. Aroma is papery, card, chocolate, woody. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is drying, chocolate, a little honey, boozey, dry ashy finish. Nice enough.
Leighton (13203) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in London - big thanks to Daniel. Pours deep brown with a creamy beige head. The nose has some roast, fusel alcohol, burnt wood. Medium sweet flavor with some bitter dark chocolate, oily dark fruits, earth. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with more cocoa, burnt wood, more dark fruits. Pretty decent.
Scopey (8249) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Dan. It pours jet brown with a small beige head. The nose is sweet, juicy, oily, apple brandy, sweet, syrupy, sticky and burnt rocky road. The taste is bitter-sweet, earth, charred wood, dirt, burnt sugar, rocky road, leather and ash with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Ok. So-so.
ekstedt (5732) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (375 ml) from Systembolaget. Black with beige head. Soft roasted malt aroma, some chocolate and coffee, some toffee and barrel notes. Fullbodied, llow ccarbonation. Semi sweet, low to medoum bitterness.
Fredd_an (143) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sötalkoholisk doft av vanilj & bourbon samt havre. Smak: Söt, chokladig havrekrisp, Metalton, vanlig bourbon smak
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suprchunk (2504) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour. Small tan head. Little bit of lacing. Alcohol nose up front. Roast and slight honey follow. Taste is roasty and a little hot.
Fin (8092) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, a direct purchase from BOE shop/warehouse, Spechey, Kings Lynn, consumed at home Sunday 4th January 2015 Pours black with creamy beige/tan head. A little treacle on nose and also in mouth, in fact more treacle than honey, a bit fresh and fruity but dark roastiness. Thick in mouth, there is a little nod towards Bracia, but only a cursory nod, believe me it’s good, but it isn’t half as good as Bracia. Drinks easier than it should but if truth be known I am a little underwhelmed, sad really as I rate these breweries very highly. A6 A4 T7 P3 Ov14 3.4
Pinball (11051) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pitch dark, smooth light brown head.
bitter roasted malts, flowery honey notes, also wood, booze. in general a solid, bitter malty stout with sweet notes but nowhere near too sweet. This is really very very good. flavor is bitter roasted malty, metal, flowey, slightly nutty, flavor appears a bit thin compared to aroma. aftertaste is boozy bitter.
drsandman (535) - New York, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark deep brown/black, brown head with thin film. Aroma is roasted malt, sugar, bourbon, light honey, booze, silky milk chocolate. Flavor is sweet malt, boozy bourbon, caramel, coffee grounds, warm booze finish. Big and boozy beer, low carbonation, hot finish.... Not that smooth.