zacgillbanks (5058) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. Inky black with a massive head of dark tan rocky foam. It has a very rich, sweet liquorice and chocolate flavour followed by coffee, red fruit and more liquorice on the finish. Excellent!
Lonick (1827) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @home, The I can’t believe they voted for Trump tasting (Nov 8th). Pours black tan head. Nose is malty, chocolate, slight coffee, slight fruit. Taste is more of the same with a sweetish fruity finish but also slightly tart.
nihtila (3500) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Pours almost black with dark brown head. Nose is sweet liquorice, berries and fruits, gentle roast. Taste is sweet berries with roasted malts, liquorice, even some other candies, finishes with dryer roast. At first sips I found this a bit too odd but it is nice. Ilike the strong liquorice which is very sweet though.
McNeillR (2298) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 14, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pitch black, lovely sandy wet head and lacing swirl. Nose is finally bright, squeeze of roast and a glisten of berry sweetness. Initial taste is a full on berry and roast burst, the latter is fairly light and the chewy liquorice builds in quickly. Carbonation is soft enough and the mouthfeel is spongey sweet with a real crust from somethingorother. Finishes a super smooth, super sweet, soft creamy tar and lingers out an almost raspberry furriness. Never had it this fresh or on Keg. Yowzwrrrr.
Keg, Hanging Bat, Edinburgh
Thompson (696) - - SEP 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Joes... small beige head... dark brown/black colour... smell coffee bitter.. taste roasted coffee bitter mocha...
DutchDrebus (5867) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ joes. Black colour with a small light brown head. Smells licorice, salmiak, sojasauce, roasty. Tastes roasty, iron, licorice, coffee and moccha aftertase. Love the aftertaste, initial taste is slightly meh. Full body, soft to medium carbo.
Benzai (15301) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared by Joes. Opaque dark brown to black color, average to medium sized light to medium brown colored head that diminishes fairly quickly. Aroma is malts and liquorice. Taste malts, lightly roast, bitter, liquorice. Medium body and carbonation. Lingering roast, liquorice bitter. Quite nice.
gunnfryd (14724) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
KØLF 281214. Black colour with a brown head. Aroma is licorice, malt, coffee, sugar, alcohol. Flavour is licorice, roasted malt, coffee, sugar, molasses, mocha, alcohol. Full body. Very nice beer.
rouhlas (3449) - GREECE - JUN 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From old notes. From tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Black color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, light coffee, light hoppy. Sweet and light biter taste. Medium oily body with flat carbonation.
tderoeck (9308) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
7/III/15 - on tap @ ACBF 2015 (Vichte) - BB: n/a (2015-335) Thanks to all for sharing today’s beers!
Clear dark brown beer, creamy beige head, stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very sweet, caramel, bourbon, vanilla, whisky, alcohol. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: very roasted, caramel, sweet, bit sugary, alcohol, dried fruits, little bitter. Aftertaste: alcohol, roasted, lots of coffee, bit sour, cocoa powder. Very nice, but a bit too roasted for my flavour.