Beersiveknown (5303) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 27, 2016 Leighton (22555) - London, Greater London, - FEB 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2015 Bottle at ChrisO Holiday Tasting, London. Pours rich, black-brown with a thick, brown foam head. Lots of charred wood on the nose, dark chocolate, baking cocoa. Medium to big sweet flavor with some spicy alcohol, burnt wood, robust cocoa, moderate earthy bitterness. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with further notes of charred wood and bitter cocoa. Good one. (Score: 4.0)
Bottle at the chriso Snow Tasting - London, January 2013. Pours dark brown with a creamy, beige head. Rich dark chocolate nose with notes of burnt wood and mellow coffee. Medium to big sweet flavor with burnt grains, burnt bread, further robust coffee. Full in body with fine carbonation. Light warmth in the finish with notes of dark cocoa, coffee beans. Well balanced stuff, with good depth. (Score: 4.1)
bottle at home from Ales by Mail Niller (1718) - Hammel, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2015
been sitting on this one fo ra while, christmas day seemed as good a time as any! Full bodied, rich and chocolatey with vegetal green coffee aroma. Full bodied, low carbonation rich and complex, plenty of coffee but well balanced with some herbal hops and rich malt. Good gear
Bottle shared with Desverger. Thanks Reuben. Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma and taste is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, licorice. Full body. Smooth mouthfeel. Nice dry bitter finish. Very good. Desverger (13191) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle big thanks to Colin, shared with Niller, Hammel, DK - black pour with small tan head. Sweet and medium roasty malty aroma and taste, coffee and cocoa notes, liquorice, pretty dry on the palate at first, them some bitter hoppy backing comes in, very enjoyable brew. Lovely stuff. Countbeer (6599) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2015
Bottle: Thanks Theydon: Vintage 2012: Chouffe glass: Stuu666 (15075) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2015
Black beer brown head.
Aroma is a subliminal mix of dark ingredients... It even differs from the flavour... Lacto, sweet roast, hint of a different (lightly sweeter) liquorice tint, dark yet tasty chocolate, hop acidity (while not hoppy), mocha, coffee...
Flavour has tons of dark chocolate and coffee with some more coffee roast and some hops. There’s praline, mocha, malt roast, bitters, wood roast, hints of dark fruit, etc etc... So tasty and a good balance between darkness, bitterness and some sweet tints from chocolate and mocha... Wow!
Aftertaste has coffee and coffee roast, dark chocolate, malt roast, some tobacco and herbal roast.
Low carbo, full body and a silky mouthfeel.
Massively tasty and balanced beer! Wow, absolutely didn’t expect this! Freakin tasty!
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is roast chocolate, coffee, taste is similar, dry, bitter.
mabel (9874) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
[6161-20140131] Bottle. Roasted pig meat and pine cherry aroma. Black body with a quick foamy light tan head. Super roasted coffee and Tootsie Roll infusion flavour. Full body. Rich and filling. (8/4/7/3/15) 3.7 maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 15, 2014
(c/o HogTownHarry, w/ him, blankboy, Greg Clow, jercraigs)
Overheard: "I’m drunk, drunk, drunk, drunk, drunk, drunk, drunk, drunk--- sleeping."
Bottle with huge thanks to Colin. Split at the meatball tasting. Pours dark brown with a dirty tan head. Nose is loaded with espresso bitterness, dark cacao, dirt, lactose and pine. It’s a bit all over the shop but I’m really liking it. The lactose gives it a creamy mildly sweet feel, some soy like nuttiness, orange zest and dirty earth with dry cacao very prominent. Absolutely pine driven hops smashing the palate. Bitterness is astringent and in your face right on the finish. Great depth and length. A damn fine and very interesting beer MichaelAwesome (6546) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle donated by Phil - fine guy with fine beers. Thank you ! Thick and dark with it black look. No head, wonderfully mild and balanced carbo. Rich of aromas conatining lots of coffee, roasted malt, really ripe fruits and a nice aftertouch of lambic. The final aftermath offers plums with fine balanced sourness. Great one. McTapps (6976) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - AUG 18, 2014
Beer from Phil - many thanks! Pours out in a deep black colour with no head and oily-smooth body. Aroma is very intense of dark roasted coffee, bitter chocolate and malt. Wonderful taste of roasted coffee beans,espresso, chocolate, malt, roasted barley, torf and woods. Deep and complex body with a very intense finish. Enjoyed it a lot. The_Osprey (9361) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2014
Bottled in 2012, one of a thousand, into a snifter. Black, small brown ring of foam. Aroma - molasses, pine, mint, sherbert. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is coffee, pine hops (strong like in a high-end IPA), hazelnut, a bit alcoholic with a dry salty finish. Lovely.