Theydon_Bois (19200) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2012
Cask at the 13th Egham BF @ EUSC - 15/11/12.
Mid black with a bubbly tan head that thins towards the edge then retains.
Nose comprises roast malts, molasses, hops and a little chocolate.
Tastes of roast malts, bitter chocolate, liqourice, hint of coffee and a little booze.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation, smooth on the palate, leading to a roasted finish.
Decent. rlgk (18847) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2013
Bottle from Kris Wines, London. Pitch black beer with a beautiful lasting brown head. Aroma from heavy roasted coffee, tar, licorice, dark chocolate, dark bread, cocoa powder, bitter hops, hazelnuts, some raisins, earthy, some woody notes. Coffee flavor, ash, tar, dark chocolate, rather roasted, woody, licorice. Maybe a bit thin bodied, with a roasted coffee finish, some ash, raisins, dark chocolate and burnt wood. harrisoni (18436) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2012
33cl bottle bought at brewery drunk at home. Black beer big tan head. Thick roasty biscuity choc aroma. Choc biscuit in mouth. Quite roasty. Good dry stout. Not my kinda beer but its poised and rather good saxo (18208) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2013
Sample @ CBC. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, licorice,notes of coffee and hops. TBone (17442) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
Bottle from ABM. Opaque dark brown/black color, small brown head. Intensive aroma has cocoa, tobacco, dark malts and bread. Medium bodied, very good smooth full palate. Tobacco, cocoa, licorice, dark malts in the flavor. Light bitterness, milky notes. Excellent and certainly has the fingerprints of Kernel.
chrisv10 (17321) - DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
Tap @ CBC. Black with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and a little liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, little liquorice, hops, medium sweet and a little bitter. FatPhil (15966) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 6, 2013
330ml bottle - shared by rosenberg - thanksTheis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2013
Nice soft cakey roast aroma, a little sharp too. Black, and a brief tan head. Stale stale stale coffee grounds in the taste - a really dark roast, but fortunately not ashy. Dry and a littly ashy in the finish. Biting bitter and burnt finish. Gone too much in the burnt direction for me, drinkability ruined. Don’t do that.
Draught at Mikkeller&Friends. Pitch black - offwhite bubbles. Nice coffee with sugar. Ok burned. Fruity. Ok malty. A bit thin finish. Ok bitter hoppy. Licorice. Ok. DSG (14685) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks tomer. As "London Brewers Alliance Collaboration London Stout". Black with a nice tan head. Heavily roasted aroma with some coffee, cocoa and a bit of vegetal notes. Bittersweet flavor with coffee, light acidic notes and a bit of mocha. Burnt bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Scopey (14519) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
Cask at the 13th Egham Beer Fest. It pours near black with a small light tan head. The nose is charcoal, roasted malt, rich coffee, nut and faint smoke. The taste is roasted malt, earth, nut, toast, charcoal, coffee, bitter chocolate, faint sourness, dark fruit and caramel with a dry, bitter finish. Medium-full body, soft carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Tasty and well balanced. Pretty delicious!