Meilby (11366) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2014
Cask @ The Wharf, AalborgMissPxx (970) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2014
Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, brown sugar and caramel. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long chocolate, caramel, licorice and coffee finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.
Like being kicked in the face by a horse with chocolate hooves. Tastes gorgeous. Smells gorgeous. Hangover in a glass
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2014
Bottle at home. Even though Iíve enjoyed a few Fullers beers in the past this caught me by surprise. Really enjoyed it. Poured pretty much black, thin tan head. Aroma, smoke, roasted malts, licorice. Flavour has soy sauce, coffee, chocolate. Some sweetness, bit of dryness, bitterness, lochness. Quite light mouthfeel. Tasty stuff and no mistake. Tranquillity (2253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2014
Really dark, medium dark head. The aroma is a bit weak compared to other isís. The taste is great though, a bit spikey and not too sweet, but with a really long finish. Darn_it (18) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
When I tried this beer I fell in love. But that was a long long time ago. I raved about the hop quality that made this brew unique. Looking at it now it probably needed to be aged. English hop character in a stout is very nice though and if I can ever get my hands on an english hopped black ipa this beer will at least give me hope for it working out.
I am going to rate this from memory as it is no longer available and for what I would give it now instead of the 10/10 i would have given it before trying some of the worlds best beers.
theSlipperyPen (282) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2014
Black as pitch with a short espresso-like head. Nose is of molasses and soy sauce and a gentle whack of chocolate, coffee and ash. Lovely creamy mouthfeel with upfront soft liquorice and dried figs. The malts are definitely chocolate heavy and combine with the bitterness into a vinous style quite like port. At the end it resolves into leather and a hint of tobacco. A fine beer and a delight to drink. maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
Bottled 22/02/14. A black beer with barely any head. A slick salty strong stout. Oily notes. Bags of coffee and chocolate flavours. Very nice to drink. A really lovely flavour profile. Good stuff. kryon (3503) - Hšsselby, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2014
Pours black with some carbonation and low latte brown head
Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, tar, hints of dark fruits
Taste has dark chocolate, tar, coffee, hints of caramel
Nice mouthfeel, medium bodied with low to medium bitter ending
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone john44 (3071) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle - BBE date Apr 2014; Drank Oct 2013 - BCA; sedimented. Very Dark Brown, almost Black, in colour. Very Malty; roasty malts, lots of bitter dark chocolate, liquorice, coffee, toffee, lots of smoke, tar. Fruity; dried dark fruits, raisins. Hoppy; earthy and spicy peppery hops. Creamy and rich; full bodied. Good malt/fruit/hop balance. Sweet-bitter roasty smokey malty with lots of chocolate throughout; dry finish. Lovely Foreign Stout! MrTipple (4803) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2014
Aroma: coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malts. Appearance: black, small brown head. Taste: light sweet, some bitterness. Palate: light bitterness getting quite strong, medium to long dry finish. Overall: nice Foreign Stout, maybe slightly on the bitter side. Bottle from Kris Wines, London.