rlgk (18114) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Chris and Ruth’s Shindig 2016, Sunday. Deep amber beer with a decent beige head. Roasted licorice aroma, cocoa, some dark chocolate. Chocolate flavor, cocoa, some bread and cocoa. Quite thin.
vipinvelp (3755) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light opaque brown, tanned lasting, lacing foam head. Light aroma, nice ale taste. Good beer. (Belfast 201608)
Benzai (13677) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2016
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled @ ChrisO Pre-GBBF Shindig. Opaque dark brown color, medium sized beige head that lasts for quite a while. Smell and taste malts, lightly grains, earthy, dry bitter finish, bitter. Average to decent body and carbonation. Hmm ok beer.
planky84 (2860) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Chris and Ruth’s pre-GBBF Shindig, 2016 (Sunday sesh.). Reddish-brown pour with a beige head. Red fruit, apple and caramel aroma. Flavours of toffee apple, more red fruit, spice. Good.
Beerhunter111 (16477) - Hasborn, GERMANY - AUG 7, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pre-gbbf-shinding. Klare dunkel orange braune Farbe, große beige schaumkrone. Geruch süß malzig, leicht schokoladig. Geschmack mild röstmalzig, schokoladig, toffee.
MrBishop (43) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in Dublin before Springsteen gig. A deep brown with a tan head. Aroma of molasses. Pleasant enough but lacks depth.
djd07 (9755) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with medium beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong roast, dark fruit, cocoa. Medium mouth, nice roast, dark chocolate, nuts, light finish, good.
jredmond (7408) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle in Ireland shared with Linh and Scarlett. Pours a deep brown with thin off white lacing. Aroma is light smoky roast and coffee. Mouthfeel is thin with notes of watery roast. Pretty plain and bland overall. Actually very watery.
Gangstergafje (669) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The beer has a nice dark ruby red color. It is slightly lighter than most Stouts. Most of the times the beer looks black on the eye and only reveals its ruby red color when seen with a good light source behind it. The beer pours quite some almond colored foam. The bulk of the foam disappears after a few minutes, but a little soft blanket of foam remains. The smell is strong and delicious. The beer has a nice bitter smell. You can smell delicious roasted barley and there is a nice dark coffee aroma. There might be some chocolate, but the delicious roasted aroma’s of the roasted barley and the coffee are so strong and clearly present, I am not 100% sure. The taste also contains this strong delicious coffee and roasted barley aroma’s. Besides this, there is mild a hoppy aroma. The fruity hops form a nice contrast with the bitter coffee and roasted barley. The beer has a great mouth sensation. The gasses give a tingly sensation on the tong and palatum.
The_Osprey (5968) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from Sainsburys Newry, drank in Crossmaglen watching Eurovision. BB April 2016, 4.2%. Black, big foamy tan head, full lacing. Aroma is spice, yeast, ash, chocolate. Body is medium, slightly foamy, soft carbonation. Taste is coffee, ash, chocolate, dry, soft bitterness, salty finish. Highly quaffable - I drank the bottle in around a minute and would happily have done another few. My girlfriend spat her sample down the sink.