SarkyNorthener (2903) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2nd annual Midlands tasting group. Can from stirchley wines. Black beer with small head around rim. Aroma of licorice, dark malts and toffee. Taste is plums, quite a bit of licorice, dark malts and slightly bitter toffee. Decent.
RichTheVillan (4348) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can during 2nd Annual Midlands tasting group; dark brown pour with a tan head, aroma has chocolate and some roast malt, taste has chocolate, some roast, dark fruit.
rouhlas (952) - GREECE - JUN 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From old notes. From tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Black color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, caramel, chocolate, licorice. Sweet and bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation
MrBlueSky93 (471) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from Beers of Europe.
Pours dark brown/black with a single finger tan coloured head. Aroma of smokiness, dark fruits, sweetness, caramel, toffee...Taste of initial smokiness, real good smokiness, chocolate then dark fruits, plums, raisins, cherries, caramel, toffee, liquorice...the liquorice is a bit sickly for me, doesn’t mix too well with the creaminess for me...nice nonetheless though!
gnoff (8377) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at 3 små rum, May 18, 2015.
Black color, dark brown head. Light acidic, roasted scent. Light acidic, metallic taste. Metallic aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.
douglas88 (7172) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. Pours a pitch black hue with a small beige head. A big sweet malty chocolate nose. The flavor is tobacco, dark fruit, dark cherry especially, some ash and very milky. Solid. Drinkable.
Desverger (3545) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen - dark brown verging black coloured pour. Roasted malty aroma and taste, chocolate, caramel, some dark fruits. Decent.
rick_91709 (236) - USA - APR 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a can. Inky black with an enormous tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and something sweet. Very creamy. Bitter coffee flavor. Pretty good. Would drink again.
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maxwelldeux (4158) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours a near black color with a moderate frothy light brown head on there. Nose is a mixture of dark fruits, roasting, and licorice. Taste is definitely roast and just a bit sour. OK, but not my favorite.
wheresthepath (1770) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from the Grumpy Goat, Reading. Black with a tan head. Good strong chocolate aroma. The chocolate is less strong on tasting but still the main flavour. There’s some light roastiness, some sweet cola and- yes- a little liquorice (fortunately not too much). Generally sweetish with some dryness at the end. It’s fine, if a little underwhelming.