berkshirejohn (6285) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. A dark, glossy, magohany pour with a tight off-white head; the aroma is vinous with a trace of chocolate; the taste is similar - rich fruit cake and a dash of drinking chocolate; then a long piney bitterness. A satisfying and well made beer that hides its alcohol well.
CraftBeerNick (2207) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Brewery Tap, 21st December 2012, pours jet black, aroma is hop and some cocoa, taste is smooth, lots of malt, some coffee and chocolate, less of hoppy black IPA than I expected, drinks below its ABV.