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RATINGS: 520   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 354   ABV: 11.8%
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This velvety concoction excites your senses with bottomless roasted, earthy and vinous notes.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (8499) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle at the Cotteridge Convention thanks to Rich. It pours jet black with a medium+ tan head. The nose is rich roast, chocolate cake, bounty bar, prune, juicy plum, red grape, burnt cake and treacle. The taste is rich roast, bitter-sweet, earth, charred wood, dark fruits, plum, prune and dark chocolate with a smooth finish. Full body and moderate carbonation. Smooth, sweet and fruity. Drinks very easy for the abv.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tommann (2982) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
750ml bottle. Pours jet black with a thin head. Aroma is minty bourbon. Taste has bourbon and mint with touches of coffee.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Renntag (7) - - FEB 4, 2015 does not count
caramel, toast, black, frothy, medium sweetness, full body, thick feel, average carbonation, long finish. Fantastic beer. big stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pumpkin87 (102) - - FEB 6, 2015
Dark as a black hole, with huge, dense head like mocha mousse, which reduces steadily but deliberately. That initially blocks the aroma, which is roast coffee, bittersweet chocolate and earth. In the glass toast and figs join the mix, along with grapes still on the vine in the soil. The 11 percent ABV jangles a bit, but adds a spicy note. This is a big beer, not for the faint of heart, but also too sweet and complex for the IPA crowd. You’re warned, but Tiny is a good American brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (2919) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle share at Cotteridge Wines. Black, small brown head. Aroma is smoke, molasses, sugary. Body is medium, foamy, low carbonation. Taste is sweet, tangy malt, slight smoke, soft earthy bitterness. I can’t believe that this is approaching 12%, as it drinks like a 7% export stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (4692) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2015
24th Jan 2015: shared bottle at the Cotteridge Wine meet. Black with a tanned topping. How do you like your malts? Smooth, rough or not at all? This brew is all about smooth maltiness and the richer elements they bring to a beer, however there is also a mini-bite to this beauty and it is not as innocent as it’s Tiny name implies.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (4163) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle at Cotteridge wine convention; opaque black pour with a thin tan head, aroma has a hint of smoke and muscovado sugar, taste has dark chocolate malts, coffee, some dark vinous fruits.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
freekyp (1574) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Imperial for sure, this juggernaught wears it ample 11% on its proverbial sleeve. Raisin and soy sauce notes dominate the nose and flavor. Musty basement notes creep in halfway through the swallow. Medium sweet, the far fruit dominates in a somewhat offensive way. Lacks any chocolate or coffee qualities. Unusual.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (2963) - FINLAND - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle. Very dark, almost black in color with a nice and steady tan head. Dark fruityness, almost vinous vibes here, some dark chocolate and black olive lushiness in aroma. Bit of sweetness later on. Roasted taste with some coffee and dark bitter chocolate as well. Feels heavy and quite velvety smooth at the same time. Vinous and dark fruityness coated with some chocolatey notes in the end. Tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (2345) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle share. Cotteridge Beano. Black. Tan halo. Light chocolate. Big roast. Tar. Booze. Notes turning to shit, now...


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