Sigmund (8156) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2012
Sample on tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Opaque very dark brown to black colour, no head. Low carbonation. Distinctly roasty aroma and flavour, notes of salty liquorice and strong coffee. Defreni (3336) - Husum, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2012
Fad: Sort øl med et fint skumhoved. Duften er blomstret humle og meget overraskende. Let og luftig. Smagen er igen tydelig RIS men overraskende let luftig og floral. Dejlig øl og meget anderledes. rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2012
Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Black beer with no head. Malty chocolate aroma. Malty flavor, chocolate, tar, licorice. Nice but not exceptional. cgarvieuk (26868) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2012
UPDATED: APR 13, 2016 cask at Brodies festival ... deep black .. thin tan head ... deep pine roast ... dark toffee malts ... big chocolate ... sweet toffee roast ... load of fruit ... rich fruits ... malt and pine finish ... hints of cranberies in linger bottle at home ... deep black .. thin tan head ... deep roast ... big pine nose... dark malts ...sweet roast ... big cranberries ... way more than i remmeber... little coffee ... again soft pine ...roast nice stick at 4.1bottle at home drunk May 2014... from first bottling (prob late 2012ish) ...d eep black ... thick brown head ... soft deep roast chocolate malts ... light pine hop nose ... dark malts ... meaty malts .. ligth chocolate ... logth bitter ... light pine ... rich soft roast body 4.3Keg at the hanging bat apr 16... Dark dark... Thick tan head... Soft sweet chocolate roast malts nose.. Dark chocolate rich chocolate roast.. Sweet blackcurrant licorice... Heavy licorice roast.. Bit too much 3.9
Bottle at home original batch April 16....dark black... Nice thick tan head... Dark dry chocolate roast... Woody chocolate nose... Dark rich roast... Light oxidation. Dark rich chocolate.. Quite fruity.. Tiny licorice.. Rich roast... Little soya on linger due to age 4.2 Leighton (23401) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2012
Cask at King William IV, London. Pours black brown with a foamy, tan head. Nice roasted malts and coffee in the nose. Medium sweet flavor with a rich, bittersweet cocoa character, some pine and grass bitterness, some burnt wood. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Good condition. Some warmth and sticky resins in the finish with more roasty malts, some ash, earth and burnt sugar. Pretty excellent stuff all around.
madmitch76 (27181) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2012 7th April 2012
Bunny Basher 3 at the King William. Somewhat confused when I drank this beer - was thinking it was the Cherry Licquorice stout and I could taste neither!! - Opaque dark brown beer, residual tan head. Smooth semi dry palate. Rich dark malt, tangy. A little woody and spicy. Dried tangy fruits underneath - but not cherry and I’m not picking up any licorice. A rich tangy stout - tasty!
20th July 2012
Keg at the King William IV. Smooth palate, mild fine carbonation. Creamy dark malt, mild roast, coffee and unsweet dark chocolate. The fruity cranberry in the background teases and provides counterpoint. Finishes smooth and creamy with a mild carbonated bite and mild hop bitterness. Really well joined up and sumptuous.