Nisse666 (4166) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Kris Wines, picked by Kris himself cons 2014-08-23 GŲteborg
AR: wee peaty, chocolate, boumty bar
AP: dark body, wee dark head
F: bounty, dark chocloate, coffey, very grainy
gnoff (7780) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33 cl thanks to Nisse666! Sampled on August 23, 2014. Batch 0067A, bottle May-14, BBE May-15.
Dark brown to black color, small dark brown head. Sweet, light fruity, roasted, coconut scent. Roasted, sweet, malty taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Roasted, sweet, aftertaste. Some chili.
Mjp12 (330) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick black colour, with a thinning head. Coffee/ chocolate aroma, flavour of the coconut doesnít come through especially powerfully.
minutemat (1550) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg @ Birmingham Beer Bash July 14. Pours opaque black with off-white head. Initial milky chocolate with smooth dark malts but very subtle coconut coming through. Nice silky drop mid-way through the fest.
tommann (2702) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Pours very dark brown with a thin head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, alcohol and blackcurrant hops. Taste is mostly coffee with a little chocolate. Bitter finish.
VintageViking (41) - - JUL 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft, at The Local Pub, in Athens. Nearly black pour, with a lovely creamy tan head. Roasty aroma - malts, chocolate, coconut. Balanced bitter-sweet taste kicks off with loads of chocolate, dark fruits, darker malts, and a gentle hint of coconut. Then some IPA hoppy bitterness to finish and linger. Lovely rich, full mouth feel (especially given its fairly low abv). We fed this to milk stout and chocolate porter fans - you know, the folks who canít take insane levels of IPA bitter brutality. After their initial "but I donít drink IPAs" protests, they were very very very happy little people. So was I. (Although some hopheads might look for more bitterness, more coconut.) I, however, am going back for more. Lots more. While itís still on draft. (And itís a hot, hot Greek summer, which tells you how good it must be, if Iím nevertheless delighted to be pouring thick rich chocolatey black stuff down my neck.)
Beersiveknown (2876) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home from ales by mail
dark coffee brown black with orange u amber tan head. Slightly lactic, sweet caramel, creamy , vanilla,Oakton. Full bodied, low carbonation, dry, earthy roast barley, coconut, chocolate, slightly sour milky coffee, lactose.
Nocturne (775) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at PSBH, Manchester. Dark with a short tan head. Malty aroma with coffee showing through. Instant wash of coconut flavour in the taste. Behind this lurks dark malt before finishing with tongue-sapping bitterness. Not much fruitiness or other hop flavours imparted. This didnít seem to come off perfectly but the coconut comes through well and it makes for an interesting change.
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1st June 2014
Opaque black beer, small pale tan head. Palate is slightly soft with fine carbonation. Smooth dark malts. The coconut marries well to the dark chocolate element of the malts giving a Bounty Bar vibe. Touch of dark fruits. Chocolatey finish. As other raters have said, not much CDA character here but itís a nice beer.
Garrold (1234) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beer Central, Sheffield. Clear, very dark, reddy brown. Halo of tan head. Ground hazelnut. Milk chocolate. Light, roast malt. Coconut (milk), right at the end. Taste is dry. Light bitter. A light saltiness, in there, too. Smooth, milky palate. Fruity, rising bitter finish. A tad odd.