Christopsy (137) - - JUL 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Its been a while since I had this one, had it at a beer tasting, so not a very large sample. From what I remember, it was quite smokey...
Aniela (4216) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From my backlogg:
Bottle at the brewery 2014. Black beer with an brownish head. Vanilla licorce chocolate coffee malty caramell aroma. Roasted chocolate caramell dark fruits coffee hoppy citrus flavour. Lovely beer :-)
Martinus (4595) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark brown to black colour, tan head. Aroma of chocolate, cacao, roasted malts, bread crust, hint of coffee. Sweet malty flavour, bread, chocolate, light coffee, caramel. Full body. Finish bread, roasted malts and caramel.
(from 33cL bottle @ the Beavertown brewery, RBESG 2014, London)
Stuu666 (12806) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, aroma and taste is sweet, roasty and chocolatey.
AndySnow (7490) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Where: Beavertown brewery, London.
Appearance: Black colour with a small tan head.
Aroma: Coffee, dried fruit, plum, vanilla, raisin.
Body: Full body, low carbonation. Oily mouthfeel.
Flavour: Dried fruit, fruit, plum, caramel, chocolate, some citrus.
rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the brewery. Opaque black beer with a small brownish head. Vanilla aroma, licorice, chocolate, toffee, cocoa, figs, raisins, caramel notes. Roasted chocolate flavor, smoked, caramel, raisins, figs, hoppy, citrus, some cocoa and licorice. This one has aged really well!
anders37 (25814) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty weak smoky chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate smoky flavor. Has a roasted malty smoky chocolate finish.
Theydon_Bois (18948) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Beavertown on RBESG ’14, day 3 09/08/14 thanks to Ed (Beese).
Extremely dark mahogany brown with a moderate beige covering.
Nose carries a rich malt profile, earthy notes, chocolate, light vanilla, subtle smoke.
Taste comprises roasted malt, toffee fudge, cocoa rub, gentle rausch.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light spice.
Decent stuff, carries off the near 9% very well!
Benzai (15340) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled from bottle at the brewery. Opaque pitch black color, small to average sized brown head. Aroma is malts, heavy roasty, lightly smoke, dark chocolate. Taste malts, roastyness, dark chocolate, heavy bitter, lightly smoke. Oily texture, medium to full body and carbonation. Heavy but very nice.
Beese (2606) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Beavertown Brewery, as part of RBESG ’14 on 9 Aug. Poured a dark brown, with a scummy beige head. Aroma of sweet dark fruits, treacle and dark malt. Massive liquorice flavours, with some molasses and building roasted malt. Finish was syrup, dates, prunes and burnt malt.
harrisoni (18230) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle during RBESG14. Some people have a cup of tea in the morning, I like a strong dark coffee beer. Love the coffee love how the abb is hidden. Like having an ice cold espresso. Malts are excellent. Really enjoyed this beer. Touch of smoke but not massive.