DruncanVeasey (8260) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2015 Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, - NOV 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Drink Monger. Pours a lovely black colour with a ruby tinge. An initially thick, tan head dies away fairly quickly to lacing. Nutri-grain malt aroma with yeast, caramel and chocolate with a feint floral hop character. Definite Vegemite flavour which is interesting with coffee, chocolate and roasted malt characters also. Moderate carbonation and a slick mouth-feel despite a little CO2 prickle. OK.
500ml from Warwick Real Ale. Black with the remembrance of a beige collar. Buttered rust aroma. Buttered bramble fruit undertones dusted with schwarz-like cocoa, iron and rye bread. Good ashy dark cocoa and black coffee aftertaste. Lacks some cream and heft but the flavours are there. Mr_Pink_152 (5412) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2015
Bottle from Gloucester Services on the M5. deep dark brown colour with no head aroma has fruit and roasted malt. the taste is fruity with a slight smoky finish. kermis (14478) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours near black with a light beige head. Aroma of licorice, roast, light citrus, chocolate and toffee. Flavour is over moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. jmgreenuk (9863) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy tan head with lots of clingy lace. The aroma is big roasted malt, caramel, fruity chocolate, The flavour is moderate sweet light bitter with a rich malt creamy liqourice lemon palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation. deanso (10053) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - DEC 18, 2014
bottle courtesy of and shared with JMGreenUK.
Thin creamy tan head. Clear black pour. A bit of an odd aftertaste.
mR_fr0g (13158) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle at home split with Sarah, picked up from Oddbins London bridge. Dark brown black coloured pour with ruby red highlights. Thin mid tan head. Aroima is minerally smoked malts, earthy dirt, nutty malts with a hint of choc. Flavour has a big tart raspberry quality, mineral and nutty malts, with a little hint of earthy smoke. Palate is tart citric acid, tangy on the tongue and high to moderate carbonation. Lingering tangy tart fruit and choc powder. downender (8774) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle from Gloucester Services on the M5 motorway. Near black with opaque and a massive, but short-lived, tan head. Aroma of tangy dark fruits, ashy malts and a hint of milk chocolate sweetness. Flavour had more tanginess that was edging towards being sour, some fruit in the background and a hint of coffee in the finish. An acquired taste. BeerViking (4988) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle from Oddbins. It’s near black with a tan foam and a cocoa and roast coffee nose with faint hints of earth hops and of tartness. That tartness is more pronounced on the palate, and unexpectedly it’s more lactic than brett, Sour-style. The body is a little watery, but with more cocoa and roasty notes. Obviously there’s a bunch of bottles gone out with this character, and to judge from the brewery blurb it’s not right. It’s interesting though! mr_h (5840) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 16, 2014
500ml bottle from Oddbins, Mitchell Street, Glasgow - opaque dark brown, minimal tan head, roasted malt, coffee aroma, no lacing, leafy, coffee flavour with a dry increasingly sour finish Stuartyboy (1752) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle shared with Mr_H a dark ale almost Black dry roasted coffee quite bitter and sour not great