ThirstyBird (2925) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2017 Palme (4811) - Bergen, - JUN 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from 0.5l bottle @ Ølfestival København 2012. This is a deep dark brown beer with a small bubbly and sidesticking beige head. The aroma has tones of smoky beef, sweet malts, some cardboard and licorice. Kinda light bodied with a soft silky carbonation level. Light roasted flavors, some chocolate paper, smoky nuances and it’s kinda sweet with licorice. Tasty one! 10.05.2012
At the Moon under the Water in Watford. Pours a super dark brown with a loose tan head. The rich roasted malt, dark fruit, brown sugar. The taste is pretty much as it smells with a dry roasty end. Light/medium in body with fine carbonation.
Finn (7547) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2016
Fra fat på Brass Monkey, Plymouth 22 Sep 16. Ultramørk rubinrød. Filmskum. Aroma av brent karamell. Smaken sherry & mørke plommer. Karamellpreget sitter i. Lonick (1872) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2016
Cask @ Spoons, Edinburgh. Spring Beer Festival (Ratings Backlog). Pours black with a tan head. Nose is rich, chocolate, malty, berries. Taste is chocolate, slight coffee and then you do get a little warming port. I’ve had this years before i knew about RB and i don’t think its as good as it used to be that said its till a nice beer. gegwilson (3708) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2016
Gravity at Newtfest 2016. Deep chestnut with a frothy cream head. Malty chocolate aroma. The taste is quite rich with chocolate, coffee and a little vinous note. A bitter tang in the finish. Pretty good. prawlie (1592) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2016
Draft at Reading Beer Festival. Darn good. Woody and slightly smoky, I enjoyed it.
nybol (2201) - DENMARK - APR 24, 2016
Let humlet, brændt lakridssmag. Bliver lidt rund af portvinen der er tilsat. Don2711 (477) - - APR 20, 2016
Smokey aroma. Dark black/ brown appearance. Dark chocolate taste with caramel hints. Nice bite on palate. Good lacing. Overall very acceptable and will try again 47574xeCD (1133) - Coventry, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2016
Cask at The Metropolitan Bar. Poured black with a tan head that laces the glass nicely. Aroma is smoke roasted malts coffee beans dark fruit. Taste is roasted malts caramel coffee beans chocolate. Most pleasant. mR_fr0g (12126) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2016
Cask at the crosse keys, city. Dark black / brown coloured pour with a lasting dirty greyish tam head. Aroma is dark choc, mineral flint, dry powdered choc and dirt. Flavour is composed of semi sweet chocolate malts, medium bitter roast and mineral, burnt toast. Palate is semi sweet, rounded, slightly thin, lowish cask condition. Harsh bitter roast lingering with some dark fruits. Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2016
Cask at The Bishops’ Mill (JDW), Durham, £1.99/pint.
Black with a thick, cream-coloured head. There are dark malts, chocolate and a little smoke in the aroma. The body is disappointingly thin and watery but the flavours are appealing - a pleasant blend of cocoa, cream, caramel and berries, although I couldn’t detect much of the promised port. Okay.