Beerhunter111 (20344) - P´Castle, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2016
12 fl.oz bottle. Pours clear orange brown colour with a small off-white head. Aroma of dark mild roasted hops, some chocolate, mild grassy hops. Taste of sweet dark mild roasted malt, chcolate, mild bitter hops. ianwelby (1369) - SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2016
Dark red, bitter fruit aroma. Rich, fruity taste. Malty and tangy hop. Rich, apple-y aftertaste. Really good. Scopey (14511) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2016
Bottle at Leighton’s thanks to Dirty D. It pours darkest brown - black with a small beige head. The aroma is soft, pine needles, caramel, banana bread, stewed orange, peach and apricot. The taste is bitter, rich roast, umami, liquorice, charred wood ,cocoa, spice, raw alcohol, treacle and peach. Medium body and moderate , foamy carbonation. Nice elements to it, but it is a bit chewy and alcoholic. Not bad overall. zacgillbanks (5128) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2016
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Extremely dark brown, hazy in colour with pine, tropical fruit, orange marmalade and chocolate flavours with liquorice and more spicy chocolate, red fruit and sarsaparilla on the smooth, vanilla and oak finish. Excellent! Smithld1 (277) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2016
Bottle from utobeer. A good drop. More stout than black IPA I would suggest. Very raisiny. Aye, pretty good.
teorn88 (7671) - Rimini, ITALY - MAY 10, 2016
33cl bottle shared at Leighton’s May tasting. Many thanks to Daniel for this one. It pours a clean copper color with a sweet fruity sake note. Taste is also sweet and boozy with some savoury sake-like notes and marmalade. Medium bodied with OK carbonation. Overall, meh Leighton (21085) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2016
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Daniel. Pours clear reddish-brown with s creamy, tan head. The aroma holds ripening berries, brown bread, hints of chocolate. Medium sweet flavor with minimal roast, some toffee, ripe berries and orange, mellow oily pine. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Lightly resinous on the finish, with more toffee, ripe citrus, brown bread. Tasty stuff. The_Osprey (7881) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2016
Bottle share at Leighton’s. As ’Odell Mountain Standard Double Black IPA’. Dark reddy brown, small foamy tan head. Aroma is resin, cola, red berries, molasses, cola bottle sweets. Body is smooth, tingly carbonation. Taste is soft cola, a little raisin, sodawater, some booze, pine. mR_fr0g (11904) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2016
Bottle shared at Leighton’s place 09/05/2016. Many thanks Daniel for this one. Amber brown coloured pour with a halo of greyish head. Aroma is slightly medicinal, plum, toasted grains, raspberry. Flavour is composed of slight stale grains, tangerine, sticky resin, toasted grains, pine. Palate is medium full, still my resin, moderate carbonation, decent. Theydon_Bois (19199) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2016
Bottle at Bespin, thanks to Daniel Sprey, 09/05/16.
Rich mahogany brown with a decent beige cap.
Nose is leafy hop, pine, straw, burnt biscuit, toffee.
Taste comprises rich malt, spice, pine needle, toffee fudge, charr.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close peppered with leafy hop bitterness.
Ok CDA ... a touch sweet overall ... would prefer more bitterness.