hohops (483) - Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance is just about pitch black, a one finger off white head. Aroma- chocolate, cocoa, caramel. Taste- a bit smoky, dark chocolate, bitter hints, cocoa, coffee undertones. Nice ale.
yespr (34549) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From cask. Pours dark black, golden amber glare with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and light breadish. Bitter, toasted malty and light hoppy. Toasted breadish malty finish.
Leighton (13578) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the Great British Beer Festival 2014, Day 3 - London. Pours rich brown with a frothy beige crown. Light ashy roast pervades this guy, with some burnt leaves and earthy minerals. A little watery, though. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Faint ashes and bitter cocoa in the finish, but mostly it’s watery. But still, nothing offensive here.
SilkTork (5374) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2014
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
JDW, Rochester. Black beer with coffee, vanilla, butter and black fruit flavours. It sounds better than it tastes. Too much coffee aroma, and too much grease.
anders37 (18915) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ GBBF 2014. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Slightly roasted malty caramel flavor. Has a slightly roasted malty caramel finish.
AndySnow (4604) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Where: GBBF 2014.
Appearance: Black colour with a small beige head.
Aroma: Chocolate, caramel, coffee.
Body: Medium body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Coffee, chocolate.
thomat (2355) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ GBBF 2014. dark reddish brown with a tiny tan head. Malty and roasted tones. Malt, coffee and chocolate. Light body with short dry finish.
Theydon_Bois (12131) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF ’14, day 5, 16/08/14.
Dark mahogany brown with moderate beige edgework.
Nose is light roast, earthy cocoa, toffee, brown bread.
Taste comprises cocoa, brown bread, biscuit tones, trace of dark fruit, toffee.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation.
Benzai (9793) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled @ GBBF day 3. Very dark brown to black color, small beige head. Smell and taste malts, heavy roast, coffee roast, earthy, earthy and coffee bitter. Decent body and carbonation. Quite nice.
mR_fr0g (4996) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at 2014 GBBF. Saturday dregs tick and run. Dark mahogany brown with a loose tan head. Aroma is berry, nutty raisin , hint of the choc. Flavour is nutty, raisin, light raisin and hint of choc. Palate is medium bodied, low carbonation. Decent.