The_Osprey (9999) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2017
December 2016 - Bottle share at One Canada Square. Thanks Dave! As ’Luckie Ales Black Forest Stout’, 5.6%. Opaque black with a foamy brown head. Aroma is treacle, blackcurrant and some ash. Body is light, smooth with tingly carbonation. Taste is earthy, burnt cake, blackcurrant with an ashy finish. Quite decent. (3.6) madmitch76 (27114) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2016
12th December 2016Stuu666 (15789) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 23, 2016
Level 42 Bottleshare and no Mark King in sight. Thanks to Wingman. Almost clear deep brown beer, no real head. Smooth malts with a fair bit of tangy dark chocolate. Mild dark fruits. Smooth finish. Pretty standard stuff from Luckie this time around.
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is chocolate, roasted, toffee, light dung, taste is sweet chocolate, chewy, light cherry coming through, slightly tart finish. teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - DEC 16, 2016
50cl bottle shared in CW. Many thanks to Dave for this one. It pours a clean dark brown color with a minimal beige head. Aroma is roasty sweet with light earthy notes. Taste is mostly sweet with notes of milk chocolate and lactose with light earthy wood notes for a dry finish. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, meh Scopey (16773) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2016
Bottle thanks to Dave at level 42. It pours black with a medium tan head. The aroma is mellow, soft, sweet, rich, chocoalte, chocolate gateaux, touch of cherry and dried fruits. The taste is smooth, mellow, bitter - sweet, blackforest gateaux, dried cherry, alcohol and chewy malt with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate foamy carbonation. Drinks well. Tasty.
Leighton (23350) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2016
Bottle shared in London - thanks to David. Pours clear deep reddish brown with a small, foamy tan head. Mellow ashy roast in the nose, ripe berries, burnt toffee. Medium sweet flavour with mellow roast, burnt toast, a little dry cocoa, leathery berries. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Nicely balanced in the finish with lightly tangy dark fruits, chocolate, dry roast, earth. Good one. mR_fr0g (14416) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2016 Bottle shared on Level 42 12/12/2016. Many thanks to Wingman Dave for this one. A mahogany brown coloured pour with a a lasting loose light tan head. Aroma is black malts, sugar, liquorice, hint of ashy roast,, veg coffee pepper. Flavour is composed of black malts, liquorice, woody roast, campfire, low berry fruits. Palate is rounded, semi sweet. Moderate carbonation, little woody. Decent. Tangy finish. jamestulloch (4505) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 10, 2016
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Black body with a beige head. Faint lacing. Aroma of cherry, Coco Pops and charred wood. Flavour of cherry, dark chocolate and a hint of marzipan. Thin to medium body with a smooth mouthfeel. Light fizz. Flavoursome and interesting but a little thin. cgarvieuk (26717) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 4, 2016
Bottle at home... Dark black... Thin tan lacing.. Soft dark chocolate roast.. Nig cherries fruit nose.. Dark chocolate roast.. Big fruit heavy soft cherries roast malts... Big rich roast allmyvinyl (11397) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 4, 2016
500ml bottle from Appellation Wines, Comely Bank. Pours near black with no head. Aromas of cherry and chocolate. Taste is more chocolate, faint sour cherry. Sweet cakey notes, although that might be the power of suggestion. Creamy texture, nicely balanced finish.