DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, - SEP 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at chris_o’s lucky party shack. Alround rating: Roasty, tart, thin, but alround balanced and tasty. The infected character defo improves it for me.
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2012
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
hmm... it has a decent malty coffee aroma and taste I guess, but thereís lots lacking. no head, thin, flat - i like a stout flat, but not this way - does that make sense? iím not sure it does. It does to me, but Iím not sure if it does to you.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (gravity dispense) at the Pigs Ear Beer Festival, London on 6 December 2006. Deep reddish brown colour. Roasty malt aroma. Smooth burnt malt flavour with touches of chocolate. Quite dry mouthfeel. Decent enough, without generating too much excitement.
imdownthepub (9165) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at Harbury Beer Fest í10. Black with ruby hue, cream head. Sweetish liquorice in a powdery body, some sweet chocolate and a tarry thinnish finish.
wheresthepath (1384) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
[Bottle from brewerís own stand at the Chilternís Festival of Food, Great Missenden] Pitch black with a thin-off white head. Oily mouthfeel. Flavour of smokey treacle mixed with cough mixture. Sour plum comes through, almost vinegary at times. Very odd.
FatPhil (8107) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle - shared by Mark&Sarah - thanks!
Rich black, small head. Slightly sharp palare. A full roast, but not so burnt. Leaves the mouth sticky and needing a good scraping!
Christian (10357) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is woody with chocolate and a hint of smoke. Dry, roasted malt chocolate flavour, slightly sour and again with that wood note.
downender (5624) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
BCA. Opaque, near black in colour with a momentary tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, prunes and roasted malt. Flavour had plenty of chocolate, more roastiness and a hint of salty sourness in the finish. Unusual.
peter48er (171) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml Bottle conditioned. 4.7%. Very lively with a lot of sediment; had to por carefully but sill lost 100ml or so. Poured almost black with a thick creamy white head. Aroma of burnt chocolate and malt. Chocolate and a pronounced bitterness on the swallow. Quite full bodied and a good example of its type.
fonefan (31777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 50cl. @ chris_oís Pre-GBBF Shindig 2008.
Light unclear medium brown color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, burnt, prunes. Flavor is moderate sweet and sour (sweet sour acidic) with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (020808)