Stuu666 (15301) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2015 FaithHealer1 (358) - - NOV 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Keg at North Bar, Leeds (Magic Rock’s Halloween tap takeover). Pours an inky black, tiny ring of head. Aroma is bretty funky goodness, with a few tropical fruits, a little vanilla and orange. Taste is brilliant - juicy as ever with the chardonnay barrel’s vanilla giving a nice interplay with the dark malts. Lovely bit of brett as well. Long flavourful linger. Beautiful.
Keg at the hanging bat. Pours black, nose is woody, pine, grape, taste is similar, tart, fruity. Finn (8305) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
Euston Tap, Euston 5 Nov 12. Aprikosfarget. Lavt luftig skum som fester seg litt til glasset. Bra søt fruktaroma. Smaken er aprikos. God. Bra fylde. Litt uvariert og tungdrikkelig. cgarvieuk (26422) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 18, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2012 small taste keg at hanging bad ... black thin tan hea ... soft dark malt nose subdued pine hop nose ... juicy malt roast... little woodytones ... soft mellow wine ... lightest brett ... mellow roast and again just tiniest hop
keg at bat ... christmas eve ... deep black ... thin tan head ... dark roast ... soft chocolate ... very light hop nose ... dark roast ... little too fizzy and to cold just now ... softwoody malts ... .. just lightest brett nice Theydon_Bois (21503) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2012
Tap at William IV (Magic Rock takeover) 10/12/12.
Very dark mahogony brown in the light, light black otherwise. Thin tan head that leaves some good lacing.
Nose is pine, malts, touch of chocolate, Bretts evident, liuqouirce, berry fruit - blackcurrant fruit pastiles being the dominant fruit element.
Taste follows, blackcurrant fruit pastilles at the fore, some pineapple and light tropical tones, pine, hops.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation, pine evident in the finish.
Really good stuff! RichTheVillan (8457) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2012
Keg at Magic Rock Tap Takeover William IV; almost black with small brown head, funky hoppy aroma, tropical fruit hop taste with a grassy yeast undertone, really enjoyed this BIPA.
jackl (8557) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Keg @ Port Street Beer House. This was listed as ’8 Ball Brett’, though I’m pretty certain that it’s the Chardonnay brett version as it had the flavor profile of a BA beer....The pour’s deep brown with a tiny head. The nose is charred grain, light funk, vinous red berry. Earthy meadow, barnyard. The taste is woody vinous wine barrel. Smooth red berry. It’s almost like a fruit compote that someone’s ashed a cigarette in. Buggy flavors on the finish. Smooth, supple body. Pretty great. Very interesting flavors indeed. Rune (13770) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2012
From keg at Euston Tap, shared with Finn. Fragile lacing from an almost naked surface. Cloudy, apricot coloured body. Dried fruity aroma with dark grapefruits. Taste of bitter liquorice and of semi-sweet pumpkin as well as a backdrop of dark chocolate. Lingering bittersweet ending. Medium bodied. Rather heavy to drink, but a tasty one (London, 05.11.2012). madmitch76 (26456) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2012
12th November 2012Scopey (16277) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2012
Euston Tap. Opaque dark brown - black beer. Tiny pale tan head. Smooth palate, a little soft. Very fine carbonation. Nice palate! Mellow dark malts. Mild minerals. A little bretty seltzer, pretty mild. Creamy white wine - well blended with the creamy dark malts. Finishes soft and semi dry. All comes together really well. The best Magic Rock beer I’ve had to date.
Keg at Euston Tap. It pours very dark brown, with a medium beige head. The nose is floral (particularly rose), Pic N’ Mix sweets, Parma Violets, bubblegum, permanent marker pen, grape juice, oak and a hint of toasted coconut in the background. The taste is roasted malt, brett, charcoal, spice, ash, dark tangy fruit, berry (esp. blackcurrant),earth, light metallic notes, oak, jam, cola, pine, resin, liquorice and white wine with a dry, earthy finish. Medium-full body and moderate carbonation. Wow there is so much going on here...great depth of flavour and well balanced to boot. A delicious and well-crafted brew. Leighton (22823) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2012
Keg at the Euston Tap, London. Pours rich black with a creamy, tan cap. Dark malt nose, mild roast. Medium sweet flavour, some dark pine, bit of licorice, sweet bread. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Mild sticky finish, lots of dark fruits, bit more licorice, some juicy pine, ripened grapefruit, toasty sugars. Quite a dynamic brew. The dank hoppiness of the standard 8 Ball has been softened, and this beer has a bit more dark fruit character. Tons of depth here, and it is very drinkable.