madmitch76 (25817) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2013 leaparsons (10809) - Wigston, Leicestershire, - MAY 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a beige foam. Aromas are creamy oak with coffee and liquorice. Blackberry with hints of marzipan and burnt toast. Floral parma violets with some plummy notes. Flavours are herbal with roast malts and dark chocolate bitterness. Dark berries with peppery, nutty notes. Light pithy grapefruit with autumn leaves. Brown sugar with an earthy, dry finish with a decent amount of liquorice. Easy for it’s strength. Vey nice.
17th March 2013
750 bottle. Opaque dark brown beer, tidy tan head. Palate is a little viscous and slightly soft. Mellow dark malt, tangy. Pinch of ash. Good licorice streak, not sweet and actually slightly salty. Touch of tangy candy fruits before a dry finish that brings a rich licorice aftertaste.