Theydon_Bois (21887) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2017
Bottle at home, picked up at Cotts, 22/10/17.
Pitch black with a big ole dirty tan head that retains a little too well!
Nose is chocolate maltesers, earthy hop bite, pine, charr, like a boosty CDA, blackcurrant, light spice.
Taste comprises molasses, light spice, earthy, charr, chocolate milkshake, liquorice, charr, earthy red berries.
Medium plus body, fine carbonation, semi drying close peppered with earthy hop bitterness.
Decent hopped up impy. tommann (4091) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2017
330ml bottle at 10.1%. Pours jet black with a medium head. Aroma is liquorice, tar and menthol hops. Taste has tar to start. Some liquorice. Blackcurrant hop finish. johndoughty (5600) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2016
Bottle. Black with a small head.Creamy with as you would expect lots of body. Not as much complexity and flavour as I expected. Perhaps I was expecting too much but this not one of the best beers of its type that I have tried. Still quite nice though. Benzai (17000) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle shared @ final old style THT. Opaque black color, medium sized light brown head. Aroma is malts, roasted malts, lightly mocha and chocolate in the background. Taste malts, chocolate and mocha again a bit more clear this time, more hoppy than I expected, lightly roasty. Slightly thin texture, at least a bit more thin than I had expected it to be. Quite nice though. kermis (15181) - The Hague / Amsterdam / Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle shared thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours black with a medium beige head. Aroma of grassy hops, roast, dark chocolate and coffee. Flavour is moderate sweet and light heavy bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (10356) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - DEC 29, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2015 33cl bottle shared at the End of an Era tasting at ABC Beers, Den Haag
Thin creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Bitterness and chicokate. Nice jmgreenuk (10537) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle at the End of an Era tasting at ABC Beers, Den Haag. Poured a dark brown colour with a frothy tan head. The aroma is rich roasty malt, grassy simcoe hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a rich citrus, liqourice malt palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Like a black IPA without the carbonation. allmyvinyl (11321) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 4, 2015
Bottle at Craigs. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aromas of roast, pine. Taste is light roast. Sweet finish. Stuu666 (15536) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 26, 2015
Bottle at craig’s. Pours black, nose is toffee, pine, chocolate, roasted, taste is juicy fruit, roasted, chocolate, coffee. GlasgowTAD (2008) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 24, 2015
Pours opaque black with a brown head. Aroma is fruity, earthy and grassy. Taste is grassy, roast, slight coocoa, moderare coffee and fruity sweet.