mr_h (6122) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2018
Cask (6%), 1/2 pint by hand-pump at Blackfriars, Glasgow on 10 Feb 2018: roast malt, dark chocolate aroma, opaque near black, thin beige head, sparse pattern of lacing, dark chocolate, some liquorice, cherries, vanilla, creamy, bittersweet. FatPhil (17513) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 11, 2015
Gravicask (PBF2015, Wednesday) (7:4+:8:4:15=3.8+)leaparsons (10919) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2015
Very nice coffee and maple syrup aroma, coffee-cake maybe. Beautiful rich taste - lots of chocolate gateau, cherry there but subtle, coffee and chocolate not too caricatured. Finish nicely roasty and chocolate cakey. Late finish is tarry, and then gives me turkish coffee (and yes, we rinsed the glasses after the previous dark beer, which has the same late finish).
Cask, The Salmon, Leicester. Black with a beige head. Aromas are coffee with dark chocolate and molasses. Herbal with floral hedgerow and creamy oak barrel. Cherry stone with nutty cola and leather. Permanent marker pen with plummy notes. Flavours are reminiscent of black forest gateaux with gritty cocoa and coffee. Earthy with dark berries and a dry finish. Very good beer in great condition. Garrold (5945) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2015
Cask. North Riding Brew Pub, Scarborough. Clear, very dark brown. Thin, and bubbly, lasting, tan head. Dark chocolate, and coffee malts. Dark cherry tang. Taste is bittersweet. A little dryness. Smooth palate, with a liqueur booziness. Finishes dry, with more of the bittersweet tang. Nice one. The_Osprey (9942) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2015
Apr 2015 - Keg at Gravity Station, Cardiff. Black, small brown head doesn’t endure, full lacing. Aroma is milky, lactose, soft fruits, coffee. Body is medium, slightly foamy, tingly carbonation. Taste is ashy, coffee, yeast, raspberry, a little aniseed, dry finish. Decent beer. Doesn’t quite have the depth that would take it up into the 4s.
Theydon_Bois (21900) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2015
Keg at Mother Kelly’s, 05/04/15.
Black with a decent tan swirl and edgeing.
Nose is rich chocolate, dark berry fruits, sweet notes, biscuit.
Taste comprises black forest gateuax, chocolate biscuit, cherries, biscuit crumble.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Decent stuff. imdownthepub (15669) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2015
Keg at Mother Kelly’s, Bethnal Green, London. Black with cream head. Plenty of dark roasty notes to this, liquorice, some fruity sweetness with a glace cherry hint, raspberries and a milky chocolate character. Very pleasant. Leighton (23125) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2015
Keg at Mother Kelly’s - London. Pours clear, deep brown with a creamy mocha topping. The aroma holds a bit of milk chocolate, some dark fruits and ashy roast. Medium sweet flavorbwith lots of liquefied dark fruits, mocha, bitter dark chocolate, raspberry. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Finishes with prominent ashy roasty bitterness, some further dark chocolate and raspberries, scorched earth, charred wood. Not bad. allmyvinyl (11326) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2015
Cask at Cloisters. Pours opaque dark brown with a thin tan head. Aromas of dark cherry and chocolate. Taste is more of the same, slight chalky note. Sweet finish. Stuu666 (15537) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 21, 2015
Cask at cloisters. Pours black, nose is light cherry, roasted chocolate, taste is sweet, rich chocolate, fruity, dry bitter finish.