kwik-lime (1052) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2010
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown in colour with rich coffee aroma. Taste is OK but a touch watery and with an odd fruity tang that doesn’t go too well with the coffee.
Fin (6640) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, handpull at The Standing Order, JDW, Edinburgh, with Craig, Rob (Rob’s mate) Jan, Charlotte & Loz, 29.10.10 Never took any notes with this so (busy table) I’m having to mentally recollect this one. This had an incredible nose bit like Baileys or Kahlua really impressive coffee but laced with cream. Taste was something of a disappointment, I could have sniffed it all day but can’t say the same about drinking it, this was thin with watery coffee, lacking body but still fine enough. A9 A4 T5 P2 Ov14 3.4
leaparsons (7493) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, William Wygston, Wigston. Black with a beige, creamy head. Aromas are chocolate milkshake with hazelnut and coffee syrup. Cream with earthy, peat notes. Smoky with hints of leather. Flavours are sweet chocolate milkshake with tinned milk malt drink. Lightly roast malts with a spritzy yeast finish. Almost too cloying to be decent. Decent.
imdownthepub (9165) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Black with tan head. Very cold, unbearably so. Very sweet milk chocolate notes quite watery, sugary, smooth. There appears to be a coconut type background. Not overkeen on this.
harrisoni (12068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2010
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Cask handpull at Thomas Ingoldsby, JDW, Canterbury. Never one to be adverse to go against the grain here. Black colour. Lasting dark beige head. Coffee, like a coffee chocolate from a chocolate box. Or coffee cake or coffee icing on a coffee cake. It’s not a double espresso more like a capuccino and I don’t like milk in my coffee. It’s no Weasel. To be honest half way through the pint I was sick of it. Eventually had to stick some bourbon in it otherwise it was pretty much undrinkable. Better with the bourbon, but still not my thing.
madmitch76 (12162) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
27th October 2010
Spoons Fest! Clear dark brown beer with a residual suddy white head. Low carbonation. Strong nose of freshly brewed coffee and a little chocolate and vanilla too. Light dry palate. Taste follows the nose - rich coffee but not bitter. A vanilla sweetness creeps in and the some sweetish chocolate coffee mocha and a hint of orangey hop. Minerally finish, more coffee and some very late fruit. Though this was going to be hard work but it turned out (in street racing terms) to be a bit of a sleeper!
downender (5624) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms, Bristol 30/10/10. Jet black with a hint of a tan head. Big black coffee and charred malts aroma. Flavour was similar, with some dark chocolate and long, dry finish. Very good.
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate. Cask at Baker Street ’Sporks.
Fully black with no head. Looks like some naughty cough syrup. This has both the aroma and flavour of a coffee liqueur. Very little beery character in it at all. There are hints of liquorice and a burnt mineral note but basically if you imagine a coffee liqueur filled chocolate, you’re 90% there. A strange one. Rather enjoyable, but not a big scorer.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at ’Spoons, Milton Keynes, in ’Spoons Beer Festival ’10. Very dark brown. Sweet coffee aroma, more ’Camp’ than Espresso to be honest. Same in the taste. It’s gentle, milky and sugary. No sign of the ’toasted oatmeal’ or the ’buzz of coffee’. ’Pleasant’ sums this up.
cgarvieuk (12237) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 27, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2010 cask at SRAF 2010 ... dark black ... bubbly tan head ... coffee and light charcoal nose ... big coffeee ... front soft solid roast ... decent enough...3.9
tk2 ...black ... thin tan head ... coffee frapachino nose ... and it just tastes like coffee black magic sweetie. 3.4 was better and more roasty at SRAF