madmitch76 (26435) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2013
28th December 2012cgarvieuk (26374) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 5, 2012
Opaque dark black - brown beer, little pale tan head. Smooth palate, a little silky. Mild fine carbonation. Creamy dark malt, a little coffee and roast. Mellow prune like fruits underneath. Creamy finish with some mildly bitter roast aftertaste.
bottle at home ... deep dark black ... thin tan head ... soft chocolate malt nose ... sweet mellow chocolate roast ... soft and smooth... big chocolate ... mellow simple roast ... very nice Leighton (22821) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2012
Bottle sample at Nejaime’s, MA. Pours rich brown with a big, beige foam head. Moderate roast nose, some chocolate. Wow flavor with more moderate roast, some charred malts, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, hints of bourbon. Medium bodied with average creamy carbonation. Warm finish with lots of dark chocolate, burnt sugar, charred wood, light burnt grass bitterness. Superb beer. Great balance all around. Theydon_Bois (21480) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle at home, from Cotteridge Wines, 20/07/13.
Mid black with a tan head that dissipates to a thin pond like covering atop the glass.
Nose is roast malt, porridge with diary milk, light booze, dark fruits.
Taste comprises chocolate maltesers, porridge with shavings of chocolate, light booze, dark toffee fudge.
Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation with a little prickle, light booze coated finish.
Decent offering, the booze is pretty well managed for a 9%er, not a huge amount of depth but an easy drinker! mcberko (19868) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2012
Sampled on tap at Elizabeth Station, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of oats and chocolate malt - very inviting. Flavour of chocolate malts, oats and a mild sweetness. Full-bodied and chocolatey. ABV is no where to be detected - drinks like a 5% oatmeal stout. Delicious stuff.
harrisoni (19548) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2012
355ml bottle from Utobeer drunk at home. Says after dinner drink but i had it as an aperatif. Black beer with lasting tan head. Not a huge aroma. Big bit syrupy. Yes some choc some coffee. Not exactly intense. Definitely a bit boozy. I was expecting a bit more. Ok though brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Viscous and black on the pour with a finger of tan head. Rich oatmeal and toffee sweetness on the nose. Plenty of roasted malt, a nice creamy chocolate character, coffee, and some hints of vanilla to it as well. The flavor is pleasantly sweet with chocolate, toffee, and vanilla notes. A moderate roasted malt flavor along with a touch of coffee give a light bitterness. There’s a touch of licorice on the finish. Carbonation is a little high for me, but nothing that ruins the beer. Scopey (16274) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle at home from Nelson Wines, Merton. It pours very dark brown with a medium tan head. The nose is mellow coffee, roasted malt, chocolate and some earth. The taste is rich-roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, earth, toast, salted caramel, mild acidity, nice bitterness, light alcohol and some dark fruit with a dry, roasty finish. Medium-full body and moderate carbonation. Smooth, flavoursome, well-integrated and dangerously drinkable. Very well done. bhensonb (15971) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Bottle from a multipack from the Folsom BevMo. Pours black with a creamy dark tan head. Aromas of chocolate and a little coffee. Full bodied. Flavor is dark chocolate with a suggestion of coffee. Very smooth burnt malt. Not a trace of heat. Finishes tasty! Ratman197 (15624) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, bitter chocolatew and light coffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors ofroatiness, bitter chocolate and light licorice with a smooth lingering roasty finish.