minutemat (6209) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2017
Bomber @ monthly tasting, Chez Sophie Dec 17, courtesy of Simon. Many thanks. Pours dark, thin tan head. Aroma is smooth, chocolatey sweet. Taste is similarly smooth with good chocolate, smooth, soft brandy influence.. nice winter warmer. Theydon_Bois (21410) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2017
Keg at CP&K, 16/10/17.
Black with a moderate tan covering that soon dissipates to nyadda.
Nose is root liquorice, black peppery spice, dried berries, toffee, hint of cocoa powder.
Taste comprises sweet tones, aniseed, fruit bon bons, raisins, stewed dates, pinch of spice, fruit slice, light oak.
Full body, fine carbonation, warming alcohol in the close.
Decent stuff ... good balance ... liquid fruit cake. mR_fr0g (13977) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2017
At cask. An opaque black brown coloured pour with a a halo of tan head. Aroma is lovely brown sugars, grape, vanilla, woody, bark, jammy fruits.. Flavour is composed of semi sweet, spicy woody, vanilla, cakey malts, grape, jammy fruits.. Palate is semi sweet, rounded, sticky sweet.. Good. Leighton (22769) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2017
Keg at CPK - Pimlico. Pours clear, deep brown with a small, foamy khaki head. The nose has a lot of dried berries, some stewed apples,torched wood, blackberry, licorice. Medium sweet flavour with some oily vanilla, more burnt wood, jammy berries, a little woody-earthy bitterness, raisins, leather. Medium to full bodied, lightly chewy, massaging carbonation and velvety texture. Lightly warming finish, with nips of burnt marshmallows, some more ripe apples, leathery berries, alcohol, woody bitterness. Really interesting stuff, but could be more cohesive. fiammanghilla (990) - Genova, ITALY - AUG 29, 2017
Spina @ scurreria
Scura con schiuma nn troppo persistente.
Su tutto la botte, alcol e un pelo di tostato.
Eterna in bocca
luttonm (6953) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2017
Pint Shop, Oxford. Much lighter color, oak. Empty fruit. Odd variation. Odd bitterness. Interesting but not an improvement on the Freddy Walker. Alusmamuts (2170) - LATVIA - JUL 5, 2017
Almost black with minimal beige head. Good vanilla and herbal aroma. Medium strong herbal bitterness with roasted grain, vanilla, chocolate notes. Some sourness. Slight bitter aftertaste. Finn (8305) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2017
Fra fat på bryggeripuben 29 Apr 17. Svart. Mokkafarget. Filmskum. Søt & god plommearoma. Smaken nøtter, plommer & svisker. Tørr sherryavslutning. God - men vel søt.
Rune (13720) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2017
Draught, 1/3 pint, at Moor Brewery Tap. Deep black body, covering fawn-coloured head, fair lacing. Aroma of prunes and dark berries, noticeable alcohol. Sweet, blended taste of berries, raisin and prunes. Malt-dark fruity end. Sweet slow sipper qualities (East Bristol Brewery Trail 29.04.2017). imdownthepub (15513) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2017
Keg at The Brewdog, Bristol, Gloucs. Black with tan head. Big, rich, darkly roasted beer, some charry notes, some tarry. Smooth chocolate hints, dryish in the close. It’s a cracker.