Beerhunter111 (20462) - P´Castle, GERMANY - JAN 13, 2016
Many thanks to Erzengel for this bottle!
imdownthepub (14546) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2015
27.5cl bottle. Pours very dark brown colour with a small good lasting brown head. Aroma of dark roasted malt, dark fruits, plums. Taste of dark roasted malt, dried red fruits, brown sugar, toffee, liquorice.
Bottled, 275ml from Harveys Brewery Bottle Shop, Lewes, E.Sussex. Black with tan head. Pours thick and just a little glutinous. There is an earthy, old ale character to this, rounded chocolate malt and liquorice flavours along with a fruity, port wine like smoothness. Big on the palate and lasting. A real winter warmer of a beer. Very decent. mcberko (17809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 15, 2015
2009 vintage. 275mL bottle, courtesy of fiulijn (thanks Alex), pours black with a humungous tan head -- looks disturbed. Aroma smells fairly infected, with sour notes, roasted malt, and leather. Flavour is much better than it smells, with notes of licorice, chocolate and leather. There is only a subtle tartness, but it lends more complexity to the beer, amplifying the leather notes. Really nice stuff. rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2015
At Great British Beer Festival 2015, Day 2. Opaque black beer with a nice brownish head. Roasted chocolate aroma, caramel, figs, licorice, some cocoa. Sweet roatsed chocolate flavor, cocoa, licorice, figs, raisins. Warming alcohol. Really good! KansaiBeerLvrs (5141) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 15, 2015
Prince of Denmark 7.5% pour pitch black with a rusty tan head. The nose is malty rich licorice and chocolate. Super smooth chocolatey goodness. The taste is bitter licorice and chocolate syrup. Delicious.
Skinnyviking (9569) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2015
Cask at the GBBF 2015. Low fluffy and quickly disappearing brown head. Pitch black body. Powerul roasted malt coffee aroma. Lovely roasted malt coffee liquorice flaovr with a fair amount of hops bitterness. Low carbonation. Long finish. Well balanced beer with the alcohol nicely hidden by the sweetness. EdKing (2584) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2015
Cask at GBBF 2015. Opaque very dark brown to black, medium tan head. This is oily looking and buttery. Aroma is sweet caramel, buttery, dark and milk chocolate, roasted malt. Taste is sweet, luscious, caramel, treacle, butter, dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa. Some roasted and savoury soy flavours to balance sweetness, but it’s mainly sweet notes coming through.Very rich and buttery. Mouthfeel is oily and rich. KyotoLefty (10254) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 11, 2015
Cask at GBBF 2015. Black with a bit of tan lace. Roasty cocoa nose, berries, soy, something sake like, also! Koji and umami. Sweet and rich, lots of umami. Wood, soy, cocoa. Extremely bitter finish. Wow. A bit boozy. Lovely. Silky, oily, smooth. DIBBLE (103) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2015
275ml bottle from The Sussex Produce Company, Steyning. Fermented aroma of yeast, malt, toffee and alcohol. Pours an oily black beer with a thin brown lacey head. Mouthfeel is thick and full of flavour. Sweet brown sugar, treacle, coffee, caramel, dark roasted malt, licorice, presence of alcohol masked to a degree by herbal bitterness. Long bitter sweet finish blends the complex flavour spectrum. Not to be rushed. nihtila (3634) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle thanks to AshtonMcCobb. Pours black with brown head. Aroma is dry dark malts, ash, slight chocolate. Slightly oily palate. Taste is ashy but slightly sweet, liquorice, toffee.