BlackHaddock (8073) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2015
6th Feb 2015: shared bottle at the 3rd Annual beer exchange in De Bierboom (Brugge). Almost jet black in looks, the head a tanned foam blanket. Deep roasted malty nose and taste, liquorice notes to the fore. Semi-sweet initially fading to a drier, bitter finish. Decent and easy to drink, even at 8.5% ABV. MrBlueSky93 (535) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle from Curious Hop.
Pours dark brown/black, 2 finger head even in a damp glass. Aroma of Berries, dark fruits, licquorice. On the taste initial smokiness, then carbonation, then dark fruits, winter berries, hit on the abv, coffee and a finish of licqourice. Rate it! Beerhunter111 (23757) - Beerland, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2015
Dunkel rötlichbraune Farbe, ordentliche bräunliche Schaumkrone. Geruch stark nach Malzbonbons, viel Karamell, etwas Vanille, alkoholisch. Geschmack kräftig malzig, Rübensirup, Kaffee, leicht holzig, leicht alkoholisch. Mjp12 (2149) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2015
Decent liquorice aroma and flavour, great black colour, just needs something extra on the finish to make it great. Stuu666 (15525) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours deep brown, nose is liquorice, berries, chocolate, taste is similar.
mabel (10007) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
[6969-20141206] 330mL bottle. Roasted grains aroma. Brown cola body with a quick foamy tan head. Roasted grains and woody bread flavour has a sweet toffee aftertaste. Full body. Good. (7/3/8/4/15) 3.7+
teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - DEC 23, 2014
(c/o DuctTape, w/ him, jercraigs)
Overheard: "Did we kill Wayne?" "No, he’s death-pooping."
Cask at Kings Arms, London. It pours a dark brown color with a small tan head. Aroma is medium sweet and roasted, with notes of dark fruits, coffee, ashy wood. Taste is similarly medium sweet and medium roasty, lightly ashy, dry, with notes of espresso, figs and cocoa powder. Medium bodied with creamy mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Overall, tasty olio (10750) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2014
33 cl bottle.laiti (8536) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2014
Pours clear dark ruby color with a small off-white head. Sweet caramel and honey notes on the aroma, nuts and hops, some syrup, mild chocolate. Way too thin for an IS, caramel malts, some juicy fruity notes, resin, syrup and mild wood. A bit too "English" for my taste.
33 cl bottle @ olio, BBE 28.03.2015jercraigs (11166) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
Aroma has toffee, licorice and hayish notes. Flavour has toffee, strong British hops, some grapefruit, licorice and grassy tones. Feels thin for IS. Very British.
2014-12-06. Black body with a modest tan head. 3++ Aroma is interesting, lightly fruity dark malt. Flavour is similar, dryish lightly tangy dark malt. English yeasty quality. Average to light bodied palate, soft carbonation. 3+ Decent, a bit light for the style overall. Bottle shared by DuctTape.