JorisPPattyn (9929) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 5, 2005
Black beer. Head is dark brown with reddish hue, and rather short-lived. Very vinous nose, some solvent (red) grapey, some smoked notes, like firewood. Good! Sharp, sourish taste, woody & piney (resin). [Beer is a few months past its BBd date, but at 7+ ABV...]. Again very vinous, touch of lactic, acetic, and some other acid - malonic? - not sure. Esters à volonté . Unripe fruit (green plums especially) and a bit of tobacco. Sharp, but not adstringent, some dry out effect. Medium to well-bodied. Like it. Very vinous beer. chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2008
cask blackfriars- pours black-nearly opaque with a tan head thats on top of glass. smells quite tarrish, smokey some bananas, creamy some fruits, earth or bark cherries, roasty. slight burnt toast. tastes very rich. very good beer. for 7.5% doesnt taste that strong. some chocolate aroma. very nice. KyotoLefty (10207) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 30, 2009
Cask at Turf Tavern, a while back.
Aroma of chocolate, caramel. Well roasted yet not burnt. Quite fruity and relatively sweet. Rich, strong, flavorful. Very nice.
Bov (12636) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 25, 2010
courtesy of fiulijn - dark brown colour with a little dark beige foam; toasted malty nose with notes of chocolate and licorice; creamy palate and medium-bodied; fairly bitter and with a long chocolatey and slightly nutty finish leaparsons (10504) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2010
Bottle. Black with a thin beige foam. Aromas are spicy and herbal with dark treacle and vinous red wine notes. Soy with coffee and burnt toffee. Dark chocolate with bready yeast and peppery alcohol and hints of marzipan. Flavours are molasses with dry, fruity red wine. Blackberry and grape with dark chocolate. Some nutty, woody notes. Dry and earthy on the finish with grapefruit bitterness. Good.
bobulike (1) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2011 does not count
Very tasty beer, hints of dark chocolate, vanilla and coffee. Rich and full bodied, light fizz, tan head tkrjukoff (4335) - SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2011
Pours black with a rich brown head leaving some lace. Aroma is sweet malty, fruity, dark fruits and hoppy. Sourish fruity mouthfeel. Fruity, tary, malty and sourish flavor. Fruity palate. Finishes shortlived dry tart. HenrikSoegaard (14101) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 13, 2011
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly deminishing head. Black colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Strong english licorice notes. Creamy palate. chrisv10 (17325) - DENMARK - APR 20, 2011
Bottle. Very dark brown with small light brown head. Flavour is roasted malts, bitter, chocolate, coffee, liquorice, hops and a little sweet. Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 19, 2012
On cask at the Marble Arch. A black beer with a decent tan head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, coffee and roasty malt. Similar flavours with alcohol fairly present and lingering roasty malt. Moderate carbonation, an oily mouth-feel and a little CO2 prickle. Quite dry to finish with a hint of apple seed.