kerenmk (5358) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks DSG. Black and opaque. A little smoky, dry, some sea salt and coffee in the nose, ink, salty and bitter in the mouth. Very silky-velvety mouthfeel, full-bodied, no carbonation. tomer (3853) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - SEP 3, 2014
At a tasting, thanks DSG, smallish head, dark brown colour, aroma of toasted nuts and peanuts and roasted coffee,flavour of coffee, dark chocolate and some muddy and liquor hints.
Quite easy but a bit too one dimensional. DSG (15432) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks omhper for this bottle! Black with a light brown head. Pleasant aroma of roast, coffee and some cocoa. Bittersweet flavor with roast, coffee, some dark chocolate and a light acidic note. Full-bodied. Very good. laiti (8532) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2014
33 cl bottle @ home, BBE 05.03.2015IPAgutten79 (961) - Skui, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2014
Aroma has well roasted malt, cocoa and some toffee typical to English ales. Flavour has ash, salty licorice, cocoa, some hoppy tones, hints of coffee and vanilla. Too hoppy and ashy, a bit disappointing. Gets a bit better after some sips though as the licorice notes grow stronger and ash steps aside.
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2014 Mørk brun, nesten helt svart med lavt/medium høyde på det hvite skummet. Aroma av vanilje, kaffe, litt sjokolade og lakris. Smaken er søt, så mildt bitter. Kaffe, røstet malt, lakris og vanilje. Vanilje i ettersmaken. Medium konsistens.
Sledutah (7979) - Utah, USA - JUL 3, 2014
500ml bottle picked up at Grassroots Idiosynkrasie (8220) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 29, 2014
Pours dark brown with a small brown head and some lacing. Aroma roasted malts, roast coffee, dark milk chocolate and woody. Flavors roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, woody with a dry finish
Nice. I didn’t care for it at first but it’s growing on me.
330ml bottle. Darkest brown colour with average, thick, creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, beige head. Roasty dark malty aroma, slightly earthy, nutty, hints of cocoa, dried treacle, plum, raisin; while warming up even more spicy and herbal, some lovage, creamy balsamico. Taste is dry dark malty, roasty, minimally metallic, a touch of plum, raisin, some treacle and cocoa; almost no malt sweetness left. Rich and complex, as wanted; dryness, the lack of heavy sweetness makes Idjit! dangerously drinkable. Matches a category named ’Classic British’ in my memory, reminds me of my primal Courage Imperial Russian Stout experience that dates back almost 20 years, reproducing images of those precious, small-sized 170ml bottles and the imaginary feeling of getting in touch with history. Extra point for triggering. Meilby (11791) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle 330ml @ Cabin, Tråsåvika Campingyngwie (17284) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2014
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, licorice, brown sugar and alcohol.
Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long warm, smooth, chocolate, licorice and coffee finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Bottle. It pours a dark, dark brown body under a small, dense, dark beige head. The aroma is very coffee-ish, with caramel sauce, roasted, almost burnt malts, dark chocolate and some soy sauce hints. It’s full-bodied, soft and slightly alcoholic on the palate. Even though it’s full-bodied it slides down very easily. Lots of coffee and coffee grit flavor, roasted kind of bitterness and some hoppy notes too. Bonfire hints and dark chocolate. Lasting bitter, roasted and coffee-ish finish with dark bitter chocolate coming towards the very end. Tasteful and pleasant this one, not very warming considering the ABV, and it’s almost dangerously drinkable. Well worth a revisit if I bump into it again. A Swedish classic indeed. 140619 Pyobon (1531) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2014
(Bottle) Very dark, essentially black, with thin tawny head. Disconcertingly, as I poured carefully to avoid any sediment gelatinous lumps appeared in the last centimeter or so and what remained in the bottle bordered on glutinous. Assertive and pleasant aroma with notes if black coffee and slightly burnt toast. Full body with gentle but sufficient carbonation. Rich and dark taste with flavours of very dark chocolate, coffee, dark roast malt with pleasant hints of raisins and a slight dark toffee sweetness. It’s a good beer but not a great beer - a little harsh, and I was rather off put by how it poured (and I have not reached the bottom of the glass yet - I may end up revising the palate rating if there are nasty things waiting for me there!)