samsomuk (512) - Bridgwater, Somerset, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2017
Bottle from Hop, Burns & Black. Pours dark brown with a creamy, tan head. Aroma of malt, berries, hints of chocolate. Moderately sweet flavour with brown bread with hits of leather. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Average. beer-yum (2005) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 1, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2017 Restrained but involving licorice aroma in a black pour. Massively appealing taste profile with a complex yet subtle mix rich of dried fruit aged on wood that is perfectly balanced throughout. The finish only leaves one wanting another. The suits at Lion responsible, deserve to be congratulated for buying Mike’s talents. explosivedog (1940) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 19, 2017
500ml bottle. Pours dark with cream head. Oak, whiskey, raisins, vanilla, more oak, vinous towards the end, smoke, charcoal finish. Complex with a few layers, and oak in all of them. Definitely very well put together if not exactly my thing. Theydon_Bois (21879) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2017
Bottle split at the Hackobock tasting, thanks to Kenny, 24/11/16.
Rich chestnut to mahogany brown with a decent beige cap.
Nose is toffee, biscuit, light spice, nutty tones.
Taste comprises earthy fruit rinds, light wood must, spice, brown bread, biscuit crumble, grains.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Ok offering without providing any wow factor.
Hoponmate (309) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 11, 2017
Sultana is here. A strong ale that is well on its way to a barley wine but just stops short. The rest is okay sweet malts that make this beet an absolute winner.
madmitch76 (26850) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2017
24th November 2016Scopey (16550) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2016
Grand tasting at Craft Islington with Hackobock. Clear deep amber beer, good pale tan head. Palate is airy and fairly dry, reasonable carbonation. Smooth malts, some light creamy sweetness. Touch of bitter toffee. Floral bitterness. Tangy fruits and a trace of dark chocolate. Fluffy dry bitter finish. Tasty - comes together well.
Bottle shared at the Hackobock tasting at Craft Islington. Thanks to Ken. It pours cloudy dark brown with a medium tan head. The aroma is toasted brown bread, wood, earth, leather and cocoa. The taste is toasty, wood, leather, bitter cocoa, liquorice, aniseed, umami, brown bread and toffee with a warming finish. Medium+ body and moderate carbonation. Not overly drinkable. Fine enough. The_Osprey (9935) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2016
November 2015 - Bottle share at CBC Islington. Thanks! As ’Panhead Grease Monkey’, 8.4%. Brown with a red hue, foamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate and rum. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is pretty resinous, dark chocolate with an ashy finish. Quite good. (3.6) mR_fr0g (14246) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2016
Bottle shared at the Craft beer Co tasting 24/11/2016. Many thanks to Kenny for this one. . A clear reddy amber coloured pour aroma is woody toffee, brown sugars, brown bread, dark choc. Flavour is composed of dark liquorice socks, brown sugars. Flavour is composed of brown sugars, coconut.. Palate is semi sweet, moderate carbonation woody. . Dirty toasted pine. teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - DEC 6, 2016
50cl bottle shared at the Hackobock tasting, Craft Islington. Many thanks to Ken for this one. It pours a dark copper color with a medium beige head. Aroma is sweet and caramely with notes of toffee and melon. Taste is also sweet and malty with more toffee and caramel. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, OK