Benjii (3050) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2012
In bottle at Craigs. Pours a very dark brown colour with a fair tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, roasty malt and caramel. Similar flavours with just a hint of blackberry. Mild carbonation and bitterness with lingering burnt toast and blackberries again. Lovely! cgarvieuk (26422) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2012
Bottle at home ... thanks to Dan ... deep dark brown ... thin tan head ... soft dry chocolate malts .... little dark fruit nose ... light fizz ... dark fruits ... juicy malts ... big chocolate ... dark blackberry fruits ... creamy malts ... soft mellow roast ... dantheman278 (1365) - SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2012
Bottle shared at cgarvieuk’s tasting. Black pour, medium frothy off-white head with sparse lacing. Big roast nose, hint of coffee grounds, very subtle blackberry fruit. Slightly dark chocolate front, quite roasty and dry, again very subtle blackberry notes, nicely creamy. Blackberry becomes more prominent in the finish, chocolate too and a touch of dry roast. Very nice. 77ships (11482) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 16, 2012
Bottle @ ACBF 2012: dark brown to light black with a tanned head, smells like coffee, touch roasted chocolate malts, caramel & light indefinable berries; tastes like medium bitter coffee, chocolate malts, dark fruits, light roasted malts, touch chocolate, finish touch fruity & cold coffee, I can also pick out touch light berries among the fruits, if you are looking for blueberries, you can get it but no real definite blackberries, medium bodied, quite good but expecting lots of lackberries, tad letdown in that department redlight (2325) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2012
cask at ACBF 2012. Chocolate & dark fruit on the nose. Pours dark brown with reddish hues. Chocolatey with bready malts and hints of dark fruits.
Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2012
Cask at ACBF 2012. Clear deep dark red/brown - offwhite head. Back berries, roasted, nutty, berries, chocolate, peppery, light spicy notes, medium malty. bierkoning (13821) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2012
Cask @ ACBF 2012. Dark brown color. Roast, ash and blackberries in the aroma. Roast, coffee and ash in the malty flavor. Thinnish, even a bit alcoholic. joergen (29625) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2012
Cask at ACBF 2012.
Black coloured with a small beige head.
Roasted aroma of berries and dark chocolate.
Roasted flavour of berries and dark chocolate.
Roasted finish of berries.
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2012
Draft @ acbf. Aroma is roast, some yeast, liquorice. Flavour is dry roast, some liquorice. Nice one. tderoeck (10671) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2012 4/III/2012 33cl bottle @ ACBF (Moen) - bottled: IX/2011 (2012-203)
Clear dark purple to black beer, no head. Aroma: sweet mocha, whisky, mussels (salty, vegetable touch), coffee. MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: mocha start, fruity, black currants, blackberry jam, come citrus. Aftertaste: mocha, fruity, coffee. Pretty good stuff. If I were a porter/stout fan, I’d really dig this.