balloonbuffoon (605) - - OCT 18, 2017 novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolatey and malty with super high gravity. A nice creamy pour with a bit of cherry on the nose and finish. Great beer to share, with lots of interesting stuff going on.
22floz bottle, dated 07.09.2017 (unknown if BBD or BOD), $5, pint glass. Dark brown, with little head, a molasses aroma, oily full body of the same, but roasted and finishes a little smoky. Oh so very so-so. Theydon_Bois (20632) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2017
Bottle split at Chris & Ruths pre GBBF Shin Dig, cheers for all the shares, 05/08/17.
Black with a decent tan cap.
Nose is roast malt, chocolate, liquorice, light spice.
Taste comprises toffee fudge, light charr, roasted bite, faint coffee grinds, brown bread, chocolate biscuit.
Medium bodied plus, fine carbonation, drying close with a roasted schmack.
Average boosty porter ... lacks depth for the ABV. jmgreenuk (10004) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 5, 2017
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a clear dark brown with a bubbly white head. The aroma is dry malt rich raisin, red berry fruit, light molasses. The flavour is moderate to light sweet with a smooth rich, oily, liqourice, light warm alcohol bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. The_Osprey (9157) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2017
August 2017 - Bottle share at Chriso's Pre-GBBF Shindiggery. As 'SKA Nefarious Ten Pin Imperial Porter', 8%, wax top. This is one of those beers I've seen around in bombers for £10 and could never quite find the motivation to buy - thanks to Kenny for pulling the trigger. Dark brown with an orange hue, foamy brown head, dotted lacing. Aroma is dark biscuits, cookie and bourbon biscuit. Body is frothy with soft carbonation. Taste is toffee, bourbon biscuits with a cardboard-ish finish. OK stuff – drinks like it has a lower ABV. Doesn't deliver as much flavour as you'd expect. (6-4-6-3-14=3.3) Scopey (15725) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2017
Bottle at C&R Pre-GBBF Tasting 2017. It pours jet black with a soft, sweetish, malt - driven, treacle, dried berry, candy, berry and liquorice. The taste is bitter - sweet, earthy roast, toast, wood, drying, tannin, cola, dried fruits, cocoa, tar, alcohol and liquorice with a drying finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Not a huge amount to it really, pretty sub standard for the style in my opinion.
MrTipple (6464) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2017
Sweet, toasted, dark grain malts, caramel, dark malts, dark fruits. Hazy, very dark brown, medium, creamy, beige head. Medium sweet. More sweet, dark molasses, caramel, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Very sweet, alright. Bottle at Chriso & Ruth’s pre-GBBF shindig, Kensal Rise. madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2017
5th August 2017jinroh (2280) - ESTONIA - AUG 6, 2017
The great pre GBBF bottleshare at ChrisO’s. Opaque dark brown beer, good tan head. Smooth airy palate, good fine carbonation. Soft dark malts, a little malt cream. Some roast bitterness. Touch of dark chocolate. Airy dry finish. Pretty standard stuff really.
Bottle shared at Chriso’s and Ruth pre GBBF shindig, August 5, 2017. Brown pour with some sweet cocoa milk chocolate nose. Slight booze. Taste has more cocoa and a bit of booze. Taste is sweetish, more of that booze and a bit of caramel. Sweet and caramelly. kraddel (8890) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 8, 2017
Bomber from a trade, if I remember correctly that is. Pours dark brown. Ok to small and fast fading, rather light head. Smell is weak. Bit grains but not very roasty. Mild booze, which is surprising for just an 8abv beer. Taste is ok, bit bitter, notes of roast. Weak, both in taste and intensity, amd misses complex features. I had no clue this was a vintage untill I tasted it , it is best before 2013 according to the denmark import sticker, which explains the mild oxidation. Only had received it a few months ago, so didnt expect it to be oxidized. Still ok. Very distant notes of chocolate and coffee. simontomlinson (590) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2017
No head on a still near black body.
Strong malty aroma with coffee & dark fruits.
Thick oily texture, no carbonation, smooth on the palate.
Sweet coffee & chocolate tastes with lots of malt, brown sugar, raisins, plum & quite a bitter aft.