knickskicks (1162) - - JUL 21, 2012
On tap. Smell, taste, and consistency of well roasted coffee. Some bourbon, chocolate, dark berries, oak, warming alcohol. rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2013
Bottle from Utobeer Market Stall, London. Pitch black beer with a beautiful lasting brownish head. Whiskey aroma, peat, vanilla, tar, heavy roasted, dark chocolate, figs, prunes, ash, coffee, leather, caramel, notes of licorice and salt. Balanced peat flavor, ash, whiskey, woody, coffee, dark chocolate, roasted, milky notes, caramel, licorice, salty, figs, some warming alcohol, cigarettes, soot. Very fullbodied and well balanced. Salty roasted finish with tar, ash, whiskey, woody notes and some peat. Really heavy and still balanced. Really, really good. HogTownHarry (6925) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2017
November 29, 2013 - with blankboy, gregclow, jercraigs & mabel - 330ml bottle. Motor oil black pour with a decent creamy light brown head. Musty dry roast aroma, dried oak, some alcohol, hints of overripe prune, sour coffee, very herbal/minty (9-). Taste the same, more oak, almost cedar, more alcohol and roast, some baker’s chocolate ... the specific barrel never really intrudes, only light scotch character. Slick, solid body, mild carbonation - long, bitter, dry almost boozy finish - loved this one. VsXsV (4442) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with small to medium tan head. Aroma of red berries, green bell pepper, fresh coffee, wood, light whisky, licorice and some light chocolate. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of green pepper, red berries and coffee. Full bodied with low to medium carbonation. Great beer, bit spicy. fiulijn (20516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2013
Courtesy of Jan (fonefan); bb 31/12/2013
Countbeer (6592) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2013
Black color with giant brownish creamy head. The aroma is initially coffeish, then hints of cream, cold ember, fireplace, some alcohol, spicy, herbal (mint and basil), late hint of cheese; pungent overall; original.
It’s full bodied, yet the mouthfeel is quite lean, and smooth; the flavor of roasted malt and chocolate is very rich, with minimal residual sweetness, maybe some ashes too, more evident in the final; strong expected bitterness level, with hidden hop resins; the final is more roasty, still smooth, with a touch of liquorice, and a bit yeasty; alcohol warmth.
Excellent modern example; the whiskey is not evident.
Tasted side to side with the Caol Ila, this one is more vibrant and richer.
Bottle: Thanks Theydon Bois: to you day of fame: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Medium sized brown foamy head on top of a pitch black colored beer.
Aromas of earth, coffee, flowers, wood, tar, chalk, wood roast, some mocha, nut roast and peat roast.
Flavours of peated roasted malts, smoked malts, bitters, light dry, chalk, some smoked malts, botter cocolate, some light roasted whiskey wood tones and a light earthy touch.
Aftertaste is a mix of peated roasted malts, smokey chalk tones, earth and bitters.
Low carbo, creamy oily mouthfeel, full bodied and a creamy oily texture. s_hartshorne (2784) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle best before 31/12/13. Hand drawn monkey Huddersfield. Jet black great coffee tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malts coffee liquorice. Taste is great dark roasted malts coffee liquorice vanilla oak whiskey some sweetness and good smokiness long bitter finish. Nice creamy smooth body.
Really Very good! Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2012
Off keg at port street beer house Manchester. One of my favourite beers of all time. Massive sweet chocolate and coffee. A sort of mousse like texture to it. Just incredible. Leighton (21296) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2012
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig, 2012, London. Pours thick black with a modest, off-white head. Tons of scorched earth in the nose. Big sweet flavor with further scorched earth character, dirt, dark baking cocoa. Full bodied with fine carbonation and an oily mouthfeel. Big baking cocoa finish, with the bitterness that comes along with it. Nice beer. Really nice beer. Theydon_Bois (19537) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle shared at Ma Che, Roma, 09/02/13. From SBW online.
Rich black with a thin tan head that dissipates to the edge.
Nose is a big coffee hit, molasses, touch of liqourice, chocolate, dark malts.
Taste is a big espresso coffee hit, molasses, liqourice, chocolate, coffee beans, a subtle whisky presence.
Full bodied, soft carbonation, dry finish.
Excellent stuff - the alcohol is well integrated - could revisit this time and again!