ladnewton (1962) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2013
On keg tap at CBC, London on 24th May 2013. Ink black with creamy buff foam. Rich cheesy, malty and nutty aroma. The in-mouth experience is exquisite. Hazel and walnut nuttiness, rich burnt malts, coffee and bitter chocolate. Finish is all of these things, with a building bitterness, tangy citrus and a savoury bready note. Seriously one of the best beers I have drunk in a very long time. Charlieboy (62) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2013 Tried at euston tap. Strange beer to me, sweet but dry, fruity but funky, has very strange flavours I?m not used to when it warms up but I like it. john_henry (124) - - AUG 18, 2013
Simply awesome. Just remembered this beer fondly after drinking a massively overrated comparative beer style. Seriously, one of the best beers I’ve drank, I don’t know what more I could ask for in a beer. DanielBrown (4502) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2013
Keg at Birmingham Beer Bash. This was given the big build up and was worthy of it. Full of masculine flavour. It’s taken a few weeks to deal with the emotions of BBB, but I’m getting there now, and hence am clearing my BBB backlog. This was another (yet another) delicious UK keg beer which I loved at BBB. I loved BBB. Niall73 (2432) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2013
Keg at Crown and Anchor. Deep dark brown with red and a thin tan head. Big fresh tropical fruit aroma - mango and passion fruit. Tastes just the same - so fruity. Medium body, light carbonation. Slight coke taste too, not too bitter. It's really well balanced and very tasty. Good.
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ianwelby (1385) - SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2013
Very dark reddish beer. Not a loy of aroma. Taste is a sharp fruity hit which is followed by a drier, hoppy finish. A strange combination but it works. Dommod2011 (706) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2013
Keg at BBB. Grainy. Nobody really knew what it meant but we all knew how to use the word. Like a Pepe Nero. I told many people this. Dark and lovely. Garrold (5265) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2013
Tap at Sheffield Tap. Very dark, reddy brown. Thin but lasting off white head. Initial aroma is dark berry fruit which soon gives way to a roast coffee bean smokiness? Quite astringent, as you’d expect, then a long, bitter roasty finish. McNeillR (2315) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 21, 2013
Darkest red, a glint away from being brown body. Decent dissapating beige head. Firm Bisto infused yeasty nose. Softly full flavoured initial taste, stabs of passion fruit meaty wine sauce middle. Towering carbonation and oily.mouthfeel. Finish slightly bittered, linger slightly nutty. Really tidy.jamestulloch (4108) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 20, 2013
Keg, Marble Arch
Aroma: Milk chocolate, lightly roasted malt and white pepper.
Appearance: Black body with a thick cream coloured head. Nice lacing.
Taste: Yeast, banana and a light boozy kick. Mild chocolatey flavours. Great balance.
Palate: Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Lively carbonation.
Overall: Lovely, complex Saison - or is it a Black IPA/DIPA? Either way, it’s delicious.