Theydon_Bois (20646) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle shared at the RBESG ’14, Grander Tasting @ Moncada, 09/08/14.
Black with a moderate tan covering that retains.
Nose is light smoke, dark malts, rich fruits, earthy vibes, lgiht cocoa.
Taste comprises roast malt, dark toffee fudge, spice, chocolate, tar, liqouruce, roasty tones.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Solid impy. rlgk (18844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2014
RBESG 2014 in London, Grand Tasting at Moncada. Black beer with a brownish head. Malty vinous aroma, caramel, licorice, vanilla, nuts, cocoa and chocolate. Roasted chocolate flavor, caramel, cocoa, vanilla, cream, coffee, some dark chocolate. Fullbodied and very tasty. chrisv10 (18518) - DENMARK - MAR 21, 2013
Bottle @ Papsoe tasting. Black with large brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, liquorice with noes of alcohol. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, medium sweet, liquorice, hop and a medium bitter. jtclockwork (17284) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2012 Bottle. Pours black with brown head. Nose and taste of toasted nuts, roast chocolate malt, charred black malt, vanilla and molasses. Medium body. Lots of toasted nuts and roast chocolate malt. Scopey (15753) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle thanks to Kenny at RBESG 2014 Grand Tasting. It pours deep brown/near black with small tan head. The nose is rich chocolate, roasty, rocky road, vanilla and light coffee. The taste is bitter, roasty, big acidity, coffee, alcohol, rocky road and filthy chocolate cake with a rich finish. Full body and fine carbonation. Rich and decadent. Not the classiest beverage, but rather nice anyhow.
djd07 (15547) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2016
Bottle. Pours black with medium creamy tan head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is strong roasted malt and chocolate. Thick mouth, chewy, nice roast, dark chocolate, light bitterness, boozy finish, very good. Theis (15151) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2013
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Pitch black - brown head. Coffee, fresh coffee, dry burned malts, chocolate, nice malty, high burned, earthy, some sweetness, dark chocolate. Lovely. Tmoney99 (14985) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2013
Bottle. Poured black color with a moderate creamy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Medium to heavy toasted sweet caramel malt, coffee with a small alcohol aroma. Full body with a creamy smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted sweet coffee flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer. Stuu666 (14916) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2015
Bottle at craig’s. Pours black, nose is chocolate, toffee, coffee, taste is rich, chocolate, sweet. crossovert (13947) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2012 Dark black pour with a fizzy head that quickly dissipates. It smells nice but a bit weak. It is cocoa-y with some coffee. Dark fruits round it out. The first sip brings to mind grape cough syrup which is weird. The flavor continues to be fruity and boozy. It has some espresso too but mostly a sugary fruitiness. I don’t know if I am a huge fan of it.
Had another bottle of the same batch (same store even) and liked it alot more. Not sure if my palate was fucked up or not.