Lonick (2537) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 30, 2017
Bottle @Craig’s (Abstrakt tasting). Pours black no carb. Nose is dark fruits, cherry, fruit cake, chocolate, dark chocolate, slight coffee. Taste is HUGE chocolate, slight oxidisation, wonderful deep flavours, plums, very slight chilli on the background, still great. AndySnow (8171) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2017
How: Bottle, no 940. rouhlas (3900) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - MAY 3, 2017
Where: Tasting 2017-05-06.
Appearance: Black colour with a small beige head.
Aroma: Chocolate, dried fruit, vinous.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Vinous, chocolate, some fruit.
375 ml bottle shared with friends at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. thank you Eric for bringing this! Black color with no head. Malty aroma, roasted, chocolate, milk chocolate, vinous too, dark dried fruits, light spicy, soy sauce. Sweet and light bitter taste like aroma. Light to medium oily body with soft carbonation. kraddel (9198) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 30, 2017
At the Thessaloníki tasting, day 3. Thnx to Eric. Pours black, no real head. Smell is bit boozy. Dark malts, rich roastyness. Very mild aspects of coffee and chocolate, no clear sign of peppers left. Taste is full, thick, rich roastyness, dark chocolate, notes of coffee. No chillies left. Very oily. As usual with the AB, it is rather harsh, and low in carbo. Still not convinced, even after this extremely hyped 04, about the series. allmyvinyl (11075) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 25, 2017
Bottle thanks to cgarvieuk. At last! Many thanks for the chance to try it. Pours black with no real head. Aromas of chocolate, toffee, nuts. Taste is more of the same. Dark chocolate and cocoa. No spice left.
fiulijn (21470) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 1, 2016
Courtesy of Daniele; synthetic cork, bottled 01.11.10; April 2012 Gluepot (737) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2015
Black color, pouring oily, without head. Immediate aroma of chillies, and roasted malt; light pepper and duat; strange but not bad. Thick body, sweet; chocolate and malt flavor, with light roasted malts and luckily just a hint of chilly; correct bitterness, with pleasant coffee impression in the end. Very good.
A great creation well celebrated in the BD 6th anniversary. Nose is slightly boozy with classic chocolate and coffee elements. The tastes are rich and thick, featuring moderate elements of Chocolate and coffee, dark rich berries, licorice, tar and cherries. It is a complex and luscious beer, has juicy freshness, but it finishes clean and balanced. A special beer. sebletitje (10424) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 19, 2015
33cl bottle as Dog B. McNeillR (2329) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2015
Brune foncée, col crémeux blanc-cassé.
Arôme au bouquet prononcé de malts, grillé, caramel, et plein de chocolat, l’épicé du piment perce bien.
Palais est sec, fruité noire avec un petit résiduel de sucre candi, chaleur venant des piments sans être surfait. Chocolaté est en fin de bouche. Le côté champenois de la levure se ressent par son profil rappelant une quad belge, notamment dans l’effervescence ressentie.
It’s nice to actually box this off in an enforced Garvie Gauntlet - Cheers Craig. A fair few bottles and only one I’ll probably open before too long left - this is fading fast in terms of ABV and heat - the draught antics that was on at Cloisters is many dreamy moons ago... GlasgowTAD (1987) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2015
Thick, dark ruby red - no head and thin but thickset lacing. Rich - oddly coconut sweetness in the nose now, no heat and a thick milkshake roast nose. Odd clean nappy plummines. Thick set but very smooth, rich spiciness and a vibrant. Vinious fruitiness, dark cherry and then a big peppery smash. Finishes slow, muddy berry and a mire of sweet floral and coffee. Linger was smooth, reassuring and little bit more gritty spice. Still good, still special but nothing as throttling.
Bottle, Sir Tadalot Top 50 Scottish Tasting
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2017 Pours black with no head. Aroma is vanilla, chilli. Taste is very smooth; vanilla, coffee, chocolate, cocoa and slight salt. Leaves a cocoa lacing on the mouth. A hint of cheap cider in the background. Rerate Jan 24 - aroma is cocoa and a hint of dried dark fruit. Taste is cocoa sweet, vanilla sweet, brownie mix.