italianjohn (2873) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a thin khaki head and spotted light lacing .... aroma of licorice, dark fruits, chocolate and roasted malts with some smokey peat malts .... taste is of licorice, chocolate, roasted malts, smokey peated malts, coffee and bitter dry hops .... has some dark fruity yeast flavors to it ..... finish is smokey with lingering coffee and chocolate flavors and has a bitter bite .... the flavors have definitely settled and made this brew complex with a nice slick and oily body ..... great balanced brew that aged well .... abv hidden well
RichTheVillan (6513) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Chris and Ruth’s pre GBBF shindig; dark brown pour with a bubbly tan head, aroma has dark fruits and some smoke, taste has rich chocolate, some smoked malts, camp coffee.
Benzai (13632) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled @ ChrisO Pre-GBBF Shindig. Opaque pitch black color, average sized beige head. Aroma is malts, dark malts, liquorice, liquorice. Taste malts, roasted malts, liquorice, bitter. Oily texture, medium to full body and medium carbonation. Very nice.
planky84 (2860) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Chris and Ruth’s pre-GBBF Shindig, 2016 (Sunday sesh.)- scavenged leftovers from the Saturday session. Dark brown pour. Raisin, nuts, sweet spice and smoke aroma. Flavours of raisins, chocolate, licorice toffee and caramel. Tasty.
EdKing (2375) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at ChrisO’s pre-GBBF 2016 Shindig. Opaque black, very dark brown, off white to tan head. Nose is marmite, yeast extract, dark chocolate, roasted malt, little smokiness. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, yeast extract, coffee, little wood, little roasted bitterness. Very nice beer. Fairly rich and full bodied.
harrisoni (17154) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chriso pre gbbf shindig 2016. Black beer lasting tan head. Some dark chocolate some dark chocolate sponge cake. Good though.
OminouSC2 (424) - SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black color. Roasted aromas, chocolate, coffee, tar. Tastes of roasted malt, wood, dark chocolate, wood and smoke. Roasted finish.
drsordr (2269) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster at Ei8ht Ball pour opaque black with thin tan head. Nose soy sauce, molasses, raisin, some chocolate. Taste seems hot up front, alcohol, then mineral, dry coco powder, molasses, and earthy. The roast and chocolate comes out late. Good mouth feel.
crazy_cat_lady (361) - - MAR 15, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from LCBO. In the cellar for about a year. Pitch black with tan head. Smoky aroma, with some coffee and chocolate and raisins. Leather and bitter coffee and chocolate flavours. Lingering bitterness. Dry finish.
Svesse (7764) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Black colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of black coffee, cacao, soy sauce and hints of smoke and tar. Malty, roasted taste with strong black coffee, tar, soy sauce, liquorice, dark chocolate, smoke and a slightly vinous finish with a generous coffee bitterness. Full body, with a certain sweetness. Quite powerful and really tasty. Very nice.