TimsRatings (421) - - MAR 12, 2013
Nice stout on tap. Deep color and flavor. Nice brown head. Almost a burnt aftertaste.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2013 Sampled at a bottleshare. Black color. Thin dark brown head, fades to a ring. Leaves some lace. Dark fruit in the nose. Honey, cocoa powder. Big body. Creamy, velvety texture. Light carbonation. Bitter sweet taste. Some alcohol warmth in the finish, not at all bothersome. Really tasty - great texture. Nice, unique stuff 8/4/8/4/15 FatPhil (17080) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 16, 2013
Re-rate, 9/26/13: Sample from a bottle. A bit cloying sweet... Lowered taste score by 1 pt
Scopey (15753) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2013
660ml bottle ([email protected]
Black, tight tan head. Odd aroma - brazil nuts wth chocolate coating? That and alcohol. Thick creamy palate, a bit fatty and slick. Pretty decent roast, but too sugary.
2011 bottle at ChrisO Snow Tasting, thanks to Bruce. It pours very dark brown with a small light tan head. The nose is roasted malt, tar, coffee, dark honey, soy sauce, toasted sesame seed, caramel and espresso. The taste is roasted malt, espresso, earth, burnt wood, dark chocolate, charcoal, toasted coconut and some soy sauce with a dry finish. Full body and moderate carbonation. Pretty smooth and hides the alcohol well. Not bad, but I dislike the soy-sauce aspect. dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Aged this one about a year and thought it was DAMN GOOD. Pours black with tan head and nearly no carbonation or lacing. It’s thick without being too sweet or syrupy, lots of chocolate cocoa, roasty, hazlenut, and maybe a little anise. Coffee is present throughout, especially in the finish. Very good.
mR_fr0g (13523) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle a Chriso’s tasting 20/01/2013. Black with a big olde tan head. Treacle sweet caramel aroma. A bit boozy. Big bold roast toasty flavour, lingering bitter finish . A little salty soy sauce in there as well. Medium sweet, Theydon_Bois (20646) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2013 Bottle, thanks to Bruce at Chriso Snow Tasting 20/01/13.
Light black with a decent tan head that soon clears to the edge sa bubbles.
Nose carries dark roast malts, chocolate, sweet sugars, wood tones.
Taste comprises dark roast malts, light honey, chocoalte, soy sauce, aniseed.
Full bodied with moderate carbonation leading to a dry finish.
Ok but no world beater! harrisoni (19348) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle at Chriso Snow Tasting. black beer lasting tan head. choccy roasted aroma. soy sauce. its like a bit of tar bit of booze. its a little sticky. its ok i guess some choc some booze peteinSD (1468) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Bottle from Sam - thanks! Black pour with a quickly fading tan head. Aroma is thin cocoa, light char, smoke, chocolate, and minimal malt sweetness. Taste is thin cocoa, light hop bitterness, ash, bitter chocolate, and some roast. Thin mouthfeel. Slightly different take on the style. Okay. brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2013
2011. Ashy, smokey. Roasted malt blend is good but not great. Nothing to write home about.