danlo (3064) - 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 (3385) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2014
Draught at Brewdog bar Stockholm.
Generous amounts of chocolate, sweet and very drinkable. A bit simple though. jmgreenuk (9447) - 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 (10129) - 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 (2761) - 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 (15152) - 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 (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 1, 2014
Tap (Pudel, Tallinn) (7+:4+:7-:4-:13+=3.5+)Kingi (662) - - MAR 29, 2014
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.
Aroma is soft malts, some chocolate, light roastyness. Black Beer Nice head. Taste is Medium bitterness, light sweetness, light Salt and Coffee. Full body, creamy feel, bitter Finish. Marduk (7694) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAR 29, 2014
Tap. Very very dark brown color. Medium size, thick brown head, stays. Sweet, roast, husky malts, coffee, liquorice and sense of alcohol in aroma. Mix of melted dark chocolate and coffee, bound together by deep roast and punch-in-a-face hops and covered with alcohol. That’s the taste. Aftertaste is as long and as bitter as Thatchers politics over working class. Bitter alcohol, although with sweet notes, makes it difficult to drink, but still enjoyable. Suttree (6385) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Black, thin but dense brown head. Smells like coffee and tobacco, plus some red wine. Very smooth, rich palate. Note of wood, coffee and chocolate. Dry, oaky finish. Very tasty...