visionthing (3291) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Crowbar. Very dark, almost black, with a beige head. Malty aroma with some roasty notes, licorice, chocolate and some hoppy notes and citrus. Moderate sweet and malty with a dry and quite bitter finish. Nice and refreshing!
Christian (11493) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Christian Firtal. Black with a lasting tan head. Aroma of caramel and licorice with herbal and spicy hop notes. Sweet licorice and malt flavour with roasted notes
saxo (14434) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Chr. Firtal. Nice head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, milk chocolate, nuts and hops.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mini-growler from the Piggly Wiggly, North Charleston. Nice dark brown pour, very rich carbonation with mild chalky sediment. Chocolate malts in the nose with an understated roastiness and mild bitter notes. Medium bodied, fairly lively without being overdone. Bitter and grassy in places without losing the density and richness of the chocolate character, and sharp in the finish where it needs to be. Well done overall, and nicely tasty.
Scopey (8329) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at CP&K. It pours near black with a small tan head. The nose is earth, roasted malt, spice and umami notes. The taste is toast, light roast, earth, coffee, spice, light treacle and nice level of bitterness with a dry finish. Light-medium body and moderate carbonation. A pretty tasty Schwarz.
Dashimus (226) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Scopey. Pours black with a thin ram head with little lacing. Aroma is leather, malt, smoke, chocolate, malt. Palate is light and dry.
fluffy (1893) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
decent roasty grain aroma. gorgeous dark brown.black with off white head. flavor was malty, a bit dusty, some woody notes. finish was dry as would be expected. kinda thin in the middle though, so wasnt thrilled with this one.
madmitch76 (17142) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
29th March 2013
Bottle purchased at Euston Tap and shared with Leighton and the Craft Clerkenwell crew. Opaque dark brown beer, little pale tan head. Palate is light, crisp and dry. Light touch of dark malt with a little unsweet dark chocolate. Trace of dark fruits. Light dry finish.
Leighton (13270) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell - London. Big thanks to Ken for sharing. Great stuff. Coffee, some light earth, leather, dirt, moderate darkly toasted malt sweetness. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Modest dry bitter finish, further earth, hints of chocolate. Nice.
hopdog (9537) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an off white head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, and some rye breadiness. Tastes of the same.