olio (5855) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
65 cl bottle. Bottled on 22.10.2013.
Pours dark red, almost black color with a small head. Very malty on the nose, roasty, some wooden notes, dark chocolate and some faint smoky notes. Malty and roasty flavor also, dark chocolate, dried fruits, some faint hops. Very pleasant and balanced, yet another success from Westbrook. The half year age doesn’t really feel on this one. Nice.
lusikka (5937) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a black colour with a beige head. Aroma of roastiness, cream, chocolate and some coffee. Rich flavour of roastiness, dark bitter chocolate, sour cream, bread and grassy bitterness. Medium bodied and very smooth mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Well done, tasty as hell.
TheCametron (1730) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark Brown. I’m a wee bit surprised by this one. Obviously the reference to Space Balls is excellent but I paid a lot of money for this bottle and it was a pretty underwhelming experience. I could have bought about 5 equally tasty Czech Tmavys for the same price. I’m surprised that Ratebeer backs up it’s lofty price with an impressive score. I might be being a bit unfair. It was after all, very nice but I’m awash with Tmavy’s here and this one is comparbale and by no mean spectacular.
wakawakawaka (4) - SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014 does not count
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strange beer, 650ml bottled 12/10/12 which may be just a bit too old to give a fair chance, I’d be very interested to try this fresh. Pours dark brown with little head tastes like a mild/porter with a dash of macrolager. Plenty of roast malt, chocolate. It’s not a bad beer by any means.
allmyvinyl (2793) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark brown, thin beige head. Aromas of malt extract, rye spice. Taste is clean and malty sweet. Bit thin on the finish.
Stuu666 (1371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, roasty chocolate nose, light smoke, taste is dry, smoky sausage, sweet chocolate, bitter.
cgarvieuk (13921) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle at homre ... deep black ... thin tan head ... soft dark sweet roast nose ... dark roast ... crystal malts ... sweet roast ,., soft toffee roast
g_georgiou (159) - CYPRUS - JUN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black body with a thin tan head. Aroma is malty chocolate with hints of coffee. Sweet taste with some bitterness. Quite fizzy which gives a spicy feel in the mouth.
MadRobin (1829) - Silver Spring, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 22 oz. bottle.
Opaque, near black with a tan head and good lacing.
Aroma of toasted malt, chocolate and grain.
Taste of chocolate, toasted malt, yeast, rye and orange.
Medium body and high carbonization.
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Sissio (524) - Orsenigo, ITALY - MAY 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear dark brown, brown minimal head
Roasted malts, caramel, toffee, licorice, burned wood
Very drinkable, hops finish, astringency due to roasted malts, some chocolate, some ashes, cocoa bean, a hint of licorice