yespr (47034) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2013
From tap at local 44. pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma peachy and grapefruit hoppy. solid bitter and crisp hoppy. Bitter and dry herbal finish. Travlr (25749) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Draft. Black, thick brown head, solid lacing. Aroma of pine and coffee grounds. Taste is chicolatelt burnt esoresso, bitter pine finish. Very nice. cgarvieuk (25693) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 4, 2015
Bottle at chrisO... Deep black.. Soft chocolate roast malts nose... Dark chocolate roast... Soft dark chocolate... Heavy malts.. Dark roast.. Dark chocolate.. Light charcoal bitter madmitch76 (25308) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
4th April 2015Leighton (22021) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2015
ChrisOs Easter Tasting. Opaque dark brown beer, tidy pale tan head. Palate is airy and semi dry, good fine carbonation. The dark malts are mildly roasty bitter. Good piney floral hops with an overtone of light citrus. Crisp light finish. Nice.
Bottle shared at the chriso Easter 2015 tasting - London. Picked up in the US somewhere. Pours brownish red with a frothy beige head. The nose holds burnt grains, pine, orange rind. Light sweet flavor with some minerals, burnt pine and earth, baking cocoa. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Lightly resinous on the finish, with further minerality, oily pine and bittersweet chocolate. Solid.
Theydon_Bois (20443) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2015
Keg at Jack’O’The Wood, Asheville, 16/02/15.
Black with a well presented tan covering.
Nose is big on pine, liqourice, spice, Ribena berry, earthy hops, some grapefruit.
Taste comprises more earthy hops and pine needle, spice, bitter tropicina, cocoa rubm dark berry notes.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close peppered with earthy hop bitterness.
Solid CDA. rlgk (18852) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2015
Bottle at a tasting at Chris and Ruth 150404. Black beer with a nice beige head. Hoppy leather aroma, chocolate, cocoa, hay notes. Hoppy grassy flavor, chocolate, cocoa, some leather. jtclockwork (17070) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle at Dmacs. Pours black brown head. Nose/taste of mocha, pine, resin, toast and touch metallic. Overcarbonated. Medium body. Scopey (15431) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2015
Bottle at ChrisO’s house of fun. Thanks to L-Dogg. for this CDA. It pours deep brown with a thick tan head. The nose is soft, juicy pine, varnish, earth, ashy, cocoa and dark chocolate. The taste is bitter, earthy roast, cocoa, toast, ash, charred wood, leather, varnish, dark chocolate and some citrus rind. Medium body and high carbonation. Pretty solid CDA. Ratman197 (15208) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Bottle courtesy of CraftBeerdesign (Thanks Geoff) poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of roastiness, charcoal, grapefruit, cocoa, pine and light burnt carmel. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roastiness, earthiness, pine, grapefruit and light cocoa with a smooth dry moderatly bitter lingering earthy finish.