skrip (230) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2017
375ml bottle poured into a Teku.
A~ black as night with a small head and no lacing.
S~ tons of marshmallow up front followed by some roasted dark coffee, dark chocolate, and dark fruits! that trio! haha! also a little nutty on the end, maybe walnuts?
T~ follows the nose with more sweet rather than dark fruits. finishing with a real lot of vanilla! mmm...!!
M~ smooth and a little clawing but it doesn’t take away from the brew.
O~ its definitely hard to pick a favorite out of these but this one might be it! i really loved the way the marshmallow/vanilla mixed with the sweet berry like wine. another Shaun Hill brew. jtclockwork (17913) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2017
Bottle - pours black tan head ring - nose and taste of wine, fudge, oak, roast chocolate, vanilla and grape notes - medium body rouhlas (4056) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - JUL 28, 2016
375 ml bottle shared with Nightfall at his place. Thank you Alex!! Black color with small beige brown head. Malty aroma, roasted, chocolate, licorice, dark dried fruits, wood, vinous. Sweet and moderate bitter like aroma. Medium to full oily body with soft carbonation. MPA (1041) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - FEB 6, 2016
Bottle, Bottled June 2009, rated February 6, 2016. Black with brown head. Aroma of wood, cocoa, vanilla, wine. Strong flavours of sweet cocoa, wood, tobacco, grapes and a finishing roasted malt bitteness. Great beer. The_Osprey (9999) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle share at Paul’s 10K, many thanks to Scopey. Bottled 2008 at 12%, "Limited Release #1". Oily black with no head. Aroma is chocolate, molasses, sweet vanilla, red wine and raspberry tart. Lovely. Body is medium, smooth, oily. Taste is chocolate, red wine, port wine, quite dry towards the finish with some tannins. Fantastic.
teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - NOV 26, 2015
375cl bottle split at Paul’s 10k tasting, London. Big thanks to the host himself. It pours black with small beige head. Aroma is tangy boozy with red wine cocoa chocolate. Taste is sweet and tangy with chocolate and red fruits and light booze. Medium bodied with okn carbonation. Overall, very nice Leighton (23350) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2015
Bottle shared in London during Scopey’s 10k tasting - thanks to Scopey. Pours oily black with a bubbly brown head. Lots of scorched wood in the aroma, dark fruits, baking cocoa. Medium sweet flavor with ashy roast, dry wood, bitter dark chocolate, old leathery berries, raisins. Full bodied, lightly chewy, with fine carbonation. Warming finish with more charcoal, bitter cocoa, scorched earth, dried berries. Great depth. Has aged nicely. Scopey (16776) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2015
Bottle shared at my 10K tasting. It pours darkest brown with pretty much no head. The nose is rich, oily, umami, vinous, jammy berry, rich red wine, vanilla, sweet wood, toasted coconut and light oxidised notes. The taste is rich, oily, charred wood, tarmac, chewy, salted liquorice, wood, vinous, tannins, burnt toast, dark chocolate, drying, mild astringency and umami with a rich, toasty finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Rich, good depth and just rather drinkable. Theydon_Bois (22069) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2015
Bottle split at Scopey 10K, thanks to Bropey, 26/11/15.
Black with tan spotting that soon dissipates to thin edgeing.
Nose is rich dark fruit, light spice, toffee, chocolate, light charr, mellow wine barrel, fruit cake, red berry linger.
Taste comprises rich roasted tones, fruit cake, chocolate, toffee fudge, dates, raisens, spice, mellow barrel, light black pepper trace.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a touch of booze.
Solid impy, has held up well. stouby (4882) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle at DBF2014. Black with a small tan. Aroma heavy malty (roasted, heavy notes of red wine barrel, vanilla, wood, licorice, dark fruits, red wine, coffee). Flavor like described, really complex, some warming alcohol. Full body.