madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2014
27th March 2014Travlr (24758) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s. Can thanks to Colin. Opaque dark brown beer, good vibrant tan head. Palate is smooth and airy. Very nice mild carbonation. Malt starts smooth but it has a very unpleasant burned note, I don’t mean roasted, I mean properly burmed, acrid and bitter. Little coffee. Smooth finish. Pretty unpleasant.
Draft at Free the Hops FestivAle in Birmingham. Dark brown color, tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate. Taste is sweet toasted brownies. Tasty. cgarvieuk (24488) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2009
OH MAN BIG THANK to the FREE HOPS people from bringing this to DLD ... IT sure drank good ...Deep black ... smooth soft coffee roast nose ... deep solid smooth roast ... lots of coffeee ... good but could do with a little less coffee. Leighton (21239) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2014
Can shared in London - thanks, Colin. Pours clear brown with a creamy beige head. The nose has strong roast, burnt toast and milk chocolate. Light to medium sweet flavor with sturdy roasted malts, dark bread, light earthy bitterness, further milk chocolate. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Decent balance to finish with slight bittersweet cocoa, burnt wood, earth. Nice one. Theydon_Bois (19502) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
Can split at Bruce’s pad, from an IP trade in Londres, 27/03/14.
Extremely dark mahogany brown with a moderate off white swirl/spotting atop the glass.
Nose is bitter roast, coffee, bitter espresso, smoke.
Taste comprises bitter roast, cocoa, coffee, dark toffee ring, light campfire.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Solid bitter roaster.
brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - NOV 8, 2015
On tap @ Good People. Black in color with a nice tan head. Good nutty coffee and toasted malt sweetness to go with plenty of roast, chocolate, and maybe even some coconut. A hint of hazelnut and vanilla sweetness. Subtle bitterness of coffee and dark cocoa. Plenty of great coffee flavor. Probably their best beer. Scopey (14729) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2014
Can thanks to Colin. It pours darkest brown with a small tan head. The nose is earthy, toast, candy, caramel, coffee, cocoa and milk chocolate. The taste is toasty, earthy, cocoa, burnt notes, mild acidity, charred wood with a dry, roasty finish. Light-medium body and fine carbonation. Burned.com but the best al tick I’ve had. kermis (13420) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2016
Can shared / road soda. Dark brown with a big beige head. Aroma is exactly what it says on the tin upfront, coffee and oatmeal with pretty strong metallic notes, roast, caramel and cocoa. Flavour is above moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation. Stuu666 (13395) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Can at home. Pours black, coffee chocolate nose, bitter roasted malts, sweet, light coffee and chocolate, dry toffee. BeerandBlues2 (13311) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Tap at Mellow Mushroom in Huntsville, AL. Pours clear black with an average, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, chocolate, roasted, dark fruit), light hops (herbal, woody), and light esters (fruity) with notes of raisin. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, chocolate, roasted, dark fruit), light hops (earthy, herbal, woody), and average esters (fruity) with notes of lactic, smoke, and raisin. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth and creaminess with a dry finish.