alexsdad06 (10672) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle from notes (also recently popped one). Pours a very dark brown to black color with a small khaki head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, dark caramel, dark fruit, raisins, dark chocolate, wood, blackberry, coffee, molasses, some alcohol but it is mostly warming, with a medium plus body. Solid, but can get just as solid with less cost. McNeillR (2329) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Thick opaque dark brown, no head and lean tannins. Thick set liquorice, rich vinious dark malt and very very faint corn. Initial taste is dark pudding, lightly sweet and oily and middles more salty liquorice. Falls into a slick oily mouthfeel that masks the ABV smoothly. Finish is deep soy sweetness, rich roast bitterness smothered away for the linger and a dubious threat if that alcohol. Cheers Craig. Leighton (22084) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle, Poncey Southerner Tasting
Bottle shared at Garvie’s - big thanks to the host. Pours oily black with a small brown foam head. The nose has lots of charred wood, iodine, dark cocoa, earth. Medium to big sweet flavor with rich earthy roast, more char, baking cocoa, burnt sugars, slight vanilla. Full bodied, chewy, with fine carbonation. Quite nicely balanced on the finish - especially considering the strength - with plenty of peat, cocoa, roast, earth, some leathery dark fruits. Very good overall. BenH (3436) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle. Black with no real head. Aroma of licorice, chocolate, dark fruits, berries. Taste of licorice, chocolate. Quite salty and sweet. allmyvinyl (10952) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours jet black with a short-lived head. Aromas of liquorice, dark malt, tar, dark chocolate. Taste is toasted bitter, sweet chocolate, dark stone fruit, more liquorice, salty too. Lovely.
Stuu666 (14618) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is chocolate, fruity, taste is dark fruit, sweet, dry, chocolate, rich. Tsekouratos (604) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - NOV 13, 2014
500 ml bottle. Black as night body with dark brown head. Aromas of coffee, alcohol and maybe some earthy notes. Taste is bittersweet, with black chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, alcohol . Bitter aftertaste, pretty sticky mouthfeel. Medium to full body with low carbonation. anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black color with a fast disappearing tan head. Has a roasted malty boozy woody chocolate aroma. Roasted malty woody boozy chocolate flavor with hints of caramel. Has a roasted malty chocolate spicy woody finish. AndySnow (8011) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2014
How: Bottle.Geokkjer (7643) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2014
Where: SBWF 2014.
Appearance: Black colour with no head.
Aroma: Alcohol, dried fruit, caramel, malt, raisin.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Dried fruit, chocolate, malt, alcohol.
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2015 Bottle, many times. Pours black with a tiny beige head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, grains, caramel, alcohol and dark berries. Flavor is sweet and malty with some warming alcohol, coffee, red berries,chocolate,brown sugar alcohol and caramel. Full body, soft carbonation.