RichTheVillan (8457) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark brown pour with thin broken dark tan head, rich roast coffee aroma, taste had really bitter quality roasted coffee a hint of coffee and dark fruits, very nice. weaselkenievil (1609) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2014
Bottle at home. Black body with a medium tan head. Aroma is big and malty, nuts, sweaty socks, dark choc. Didn’t hit the high notes for me but still a pretty good beer. Singularity (6369) - Blattniksele, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2014
On tap at brewdog bar. Dark brown with tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted notes, toffee and dark caramel. Taste is sweet, leather, tobacco, cocoa, roasted malt and bitter hops. Nice danlo (3366) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours black with a brown head leaving some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, fruity. Taste is sweet dark fruits, smoked malt, chocolate, coffee, roast bitterness. Thick but smooth mouthfeel, full bodied, soft carbonation, dry lingering sweet and roasted bitter finish. Very drinkable. finol (3524) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2014
Draught at Brewdog bar Stockholm.
Generous amounts of chocolate, sweet and very drinkable. A bit simple though.
jmgreenuk (10386) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 11, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a deep mahogany with a big frothy dark tan head. The aroma is rich roasted malt, coffee, creamy caramel. The flavour is strong bitter with a big rich smooth malt, alcoholic nutty bitter palate and a long bitter finish with an oily mouthfeel. Full bodied with soft carbonation. deanso (10287) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - APR 11, 2014
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with JMGreenUK.
Thin creamy tan head. Chocolate aroma. Clear black pour. Very chewy. A lovely RIS jonno (3015) - JAPAN - APR 4, 2014
Uber smokey cred ham and dark malts. Smoorh and rich this is heavy on the smoke. Licorise, ham, dark sugar, chocolate and a hint of vanilla. Roast in the finish. Unique and very enjoyable. Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 3, 2014
Draught at Brewdog, Roppongi. Pitch black - brown head. Licorice. High malty. Ok bitterness. Hoppy & burned malty bitterness. Oiley texture. Coffee. Dark chocolate. Light dark berries. Hard roasted coffee. FatPhil (17334) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 1, 2014
Tap (Pudel, Tallinn) (7+:4+:7-:4-:13+=3.5+)
Lovely aroma, even though I have a bit of a cold. Super rich roast, a little chocolate cake icing, temptingly sweet. Black, brief keggy dark tan head. Very bitter in the mouth, burnt, and with a wormwoody pungency. But it’s surprisingly drinkable, for 10.5%. Very full and smooth palate, just enough carbonation to cut through any stickiness. Roast and bitterness do become more oppressive as it warms, acidity builds. Finish is a copy of the taste, but shows more of the bitter and acrid aspects. Hops are nice and earthy and barky, which I like. If I was ticking a thimble I’d surely have given this more, but in quantity it becomes too oppressive.