mR_fr0g (13657) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2017
Bottle shared at Cotteridge convention 05/03/2016. Thanks!. A hazed caramel brown coloured pour with a loose off white head. Aroma is dry tropical pine, some nutty malts. Flavour is composed of medium brown malts, toast, pine malts. Palate is frothy, drying finish. Some jammy fruits. The_Osprey (9343) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2016
Bottle share at Cotteridge II as ’Hopcraft Devilfish Ink’. Many thanks to Scopey for the Welsh tick. Dark brown, opaque, small foamy tan head. Aroma is dark breads with jam, floral and hoppy. Body is smooth with light carbonation. Taste is earthy and dry, some ash, flowery hops. Pretty tasty. minutemat (6132) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2016
330ml bottle from Stori, Bala. Pours deep brown with small off white head. Aroma is herbal, liquorice, roast. Taste is coarse roast, pine, charred wood, ash with a sweet liquorice finish. Additional grapefruit on subsequent sips. Good, complex Bippa. jamestulloch (4363) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
Bottle at Appellation Wines tasting. Clear dark brown body with a thin beige head. Aroma of earth, nuts and chocolate. Flavour of bready malts with a sour finish. Thin body with a frothy texture. Soft fizz. Smells better than it tastes. The sour finish is a bit weird. Stuu666 (15034) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2016
Bottle at appellation. Pours hazy brown, nose is roasted, chocolate, citrus, taste is chewy toffee, sweet fruit, roasted.
cgarvieuk (26077) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2016
bottle at home ... dark brown ... thin white acing .. soft zezty pine roast malt nose soft fruit ..dark roast .. soft chocolate roast ... light floral pine nihtila (3952) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2016
Bottle at Comely Bankers III. Dark brown. Nose is sweet cocoa and coffee, dark chocolate, sugary sweet. Taste is dryer than nose, dark chocolate, coffee, not much hops. Evilkniamhel (1046) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 24, 2016
From bottle. Pours hazy brown. Aromas of coconut chocolate cake, bread, roasted malts. Taste is burnt coffee, dark chocolate. AshtonMcCobb (6946) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2016
Bottle thanks to minutemat. allmyvinyl (11073) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2016
Appearance - dark brown with a decent head.
Nose - nuts and brown bread. Hint of orange.
Taste - chocolate and orange. Burnt toast.
Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy yet crunchy texture and a long dry finish.
Overall - great example of the style.
Bottle at Comely Bankers III. Pours dark brown with a thin beige head. Aromas of light pine, light roast. Taste is bitter, brown bread. Bitter finish, some burnt sugar.