BlackHaddock (4863) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Once I’d added all my beery bits on RateBeer I was really surprised to find I had no records of drinking a beer from the county of Berkshire: today I rectify that omission, thanks to Colin for helping.
Rightly or wrongly I’m pouring my 330ml bottle (BBD 26 May 2014) into a Forbidden Fruit chalice at home on 10 Jul 2013.
It looked OK: bright sunlight always helps. Dark with a tanned collar and wisp, no head even tried to appear. A pity, because I always think a good head on top of a beer indicates good conditioning and a healthy product. In this case however the lack of head is made up for in the aroma and flavours.
Lovely aroma of rich over roasted ground coffee with chilli chocolate bits in the mix.
The taste is also over roasted coffee with deep, bitter chocolate notes throughout.
Lovely brew, only the head let it down: rich and full of flavour.
jtclockwork (10627) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Colin. Pours very dark brown with off white head. Nose and taste of licorice, toasted black and wheat malt, grassy hops and earthy dough. Medium body.
DSG (8326) - Tel Aviv, - JUL 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks tomer. Dark brown to black. Aroma of piney hops, slightly stale, and light roastiness. Roasty flavor, a bit sweet, with a bit of chocolate, piney hops and a bitter finish with more hops and roastiness, a bit coffee-ish, with light smoky notes. Medium-bodied. Decent.
saxo (14705) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from AlesByMail.co.uk. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, rich bitter hops, flowers, chocolate and pine. Nice!
Rasmus40 (13548) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Clear very dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt and rather hoppy - pine and citrus. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 010813
tomer (2132) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JUL 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At a tasting, many thanks Theydon Bois, small stable head, deep brown colouraroma of nuts, roasted coffee, fruitiness, smoke, breade and nuts, flavour of smoke, dark bread, prunes, strong bitter and a light complementing sourness. very well balanced and really good.
brontebeach (169) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. This beer pleasantly surprised me. Pours a nice viscous black with a good initial head. Aromatic nose and balanced and smooth in the mouth. Good chocolate and coffee flavours with hints of vanilla and spice.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
tiong (4644) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Ales by Mail
BBE 26 May 2014 - Pours pitch black with a bubbly white head. Aroma of grainy malts, some hints of roastiness and fruits. Taste is fruity, quite salty and mildly roasty with some hints of licorice, grassy hops and grainy malts. Finish is salty, hoppy and fruity with some mild roastiness and notes of licorice. Not your typical black IPA, but still quite tasty.
Mortlach (1244) - Rome, ITALY - JUL 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
11/07/2013 330ml bottle (thanks Theydon:Bois!) shared @ Ma che siete venuti a fà. Bruna, riflessi mogano, schiuma quasi nulla, poco persistente. Al naso sentori di malti tostati, luppolo, note erbacee, diacetile, forse leggero lattico. In bocca è sporca, malti tostati, luppolo, corpo medio-pieno, consistenza eccessiva. Non in perfette condizioni, peccato.
zvikar (4000) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUL 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks tomer. Pours brown to black with a beige head, aroma of chocolate, nuts, flavor is smoked with some sausage and malt, medium bodied