78samh (287) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2017
12.7 oz corked bottle pours dark with a tan foam head. Earthy yeast aroma, smoke and chocolate. Taste is roasted malts, nuts, coffee and a strong hit of licorice and clove like spice. Smooth overall but a its a little young-2017 bottle. Kind of a miss. Ok beer. bpreo (2840) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 29, 2016
By far the best beer of the night. I love it. It reminds me of a Scotch Ale. Capa (3301) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Black with a beige head. Medium bodied. Lightly roasted mLt, fruits, a bit of a tang, some yeast notes. Finish has a lasting spiced bite. Surprising in its overall profile. Very nice. madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2016
6th December 2015Leighton (21258) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2015
ChrisO Tasting. Almost clear deep red - amber beer, small cream colour head. Palate is softish and semi dry, modest fine carbonation. Sweet malts, good tangy fruits. Toffee. A little spice - cinnamon maybe. Ripe fruits. Light semi dry finish. Not bad.
Bottle shared at the chriso and Ruth pre-Christmas / post-Pigs Ear holiday tasting of 2015 - London. Cheers! Pours clear, deep red-brown with a frothy, tan head. Light dry cocoa in the aroma, some burnt toffee, earth. Moderately sweet, with more earthy, baking cocoa, light toffee and alcohol. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming to finish, with some sweet chocolate, candi sugar and well roasted malts. Not bad.
Scopey (14736) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2015
Bottle at Chriso’s Xmas Tasting 2015. It pours darkest brown with a thick beige head. The nose is toasted, earthy, charred wood, burnt treacle, toffee, cacao nibs and dark fruits. The taste is bitter, toasted, earth, woody, spice, warming alcohol, candy sugars, leather, dark fruits and chewy malt with a dry, warming finish. Medium body and moderate, foamy carbonation. Interesting and pretty well constructed. Decent. Theydon_Bois (19513) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2015
Bottle split at the Chriso pre Xmas tasting, 06/12/15, as ’Belgian Style Stout’.
Extremely dark mahogany brown with a light tan covering.
Nose is dark fruit, spice, raisens, yeast strokes, fruit loaf, dates, hint of red wine.
Taste comprises Belgian yeast esters, cocoa nibs, spice, dried fruits, date, fruit cake.
Medium bodied, slightly spritzy carbonation, semi drying close with light warming alcohol coming into play.
Decent enough Belgian stylee stout, drinks well below the ABV.
The_Osprey (7996) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2015
Bottle share at Chriso’s. Thanks! As ’Belgian Style Stout’. Dated September 2015. Dark brown with a red hue, small foamy tan head, full lacing. Aroma is chocolate syrup, earthy, touch of coffee. Body is medium, tingly carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is raisin, chocolate, earthy, some booze showing up, dry finish. Decent boozey stout. teorn88 (7682) - Rimini, ITALY - DEC 8, 2015
37.5cl bottle shared at Chriso’s Xmas Tasting 2015, London. It pours a clean brown color with a minimal tan head. Aroma is sweet tangy fruit with apricots and strawberries. Taste is lightly sweet and tangy fruity with more apricots and strawberries. Light bodied with pod carbonation. Overall, very nice RobertDale (6480) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 1, 2015
375 ml. bottle. Pours almost black with a nice tan head. Aroma of chocolate, malt, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, yeast, and dark fruit. Nice one.