martinrumsam (565) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2012
bottle pours almost black with a ruby red tint and a tan head . aroma is light - some toasted notes combined with light coffee. High carbonation - overdone which masks the taste somewhat and gives an edge on the palate . Thin body with taste of unsweetened cocoa , coffee dominated by a tart sourness and a metallic touch . Disappointing FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2012
Bottle at home. Pours a very, very deep ruby (looks like Ribena purple when held up to a light), finger of head with decent retention. Aroma is coffee grain, malts, nuttiness, with some grapes and cherries. Taste is different, with nutty malts leading the way and coffee, a touch of charcoal and a definite monkey nut shell thing also there. A little metallic, too (a feature which increases with the sediment). Not very sweet, but not exactly bitter either. A thin medium body, good level of carbonation. This is much more interesting and exciting than I was expecting, and with the subtle joking in the description on the label and presumably ironic ’export strength’ subtitle, this is a beer I’m really quite fond of. 10800 (8) - - FEB 4, 2012 does not count
Very dark pour
Very mild taste for so dark beer (some rye bread)
A bit of a disappointment crum666 (2) - NORTHERN IRELAND - FEB 2, 2012 does not count
Pours very dark brown, almost black with a creamy nitrogen head. Not a very smooth ale, very high carbonation. A roasted taste with hints of coffee but tatsting is made difficult due to the gassy nature of the ale. Too many better alternatives, lower than average. mikkellund42 (852) - DENMARK - JAN 19, 2012
Bottle (@ room temperature). Pours reddish black with foamy off-white head. Aroma is malt, fresh green grapes, lemon and hints of horse stable. Taste is medium bitter and light sour. Body is light oily with good carbonation. Finish is medium long with notes of fruit.
mike_77 (6660) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2013 Thwaites Nutty Black 3.9% - Smooth tasting and quite a full flavoured mild with decent balance of bitter and sweet.
thomat (3860) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2011
Very dark brown with a small, tan head. Malty with nutty notes. Malt, nuts and coffee. Medium to light body with a bitter and sour finish. sm89walt (2065) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2011
500ml bottle. Deep, ruddy dark brown colour with a medium sized, lasting creamy beige head with decent retention & that left a uniform lace. Very delicate background aroma profile, some nut, choc & roast but all hard to get at. Nutty, bready & yeasty flavours with an hint of fruit, lactic chocolate & an empty pasteurised-like quality. Light body, medium carbonation with a choccy, lightly roasted soft & shortish bitterness. Not a bad beer by any means; easy drinking but just too subtle & uneventful for it’s own good in my book. Leighton (21235) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2011
Bottle at home in London. Pours rich, red-brown with a big, clingy, light beige head. Aroma holds earth, light dark fruits, rocks. Flavor is lightly sweet and somewhat bland. Very light toast and roast, some sugar, bread. Light bodied with high, massaging carbonation. Slight minerals in the finish, very modest roast, some chalk, faint earthy bitterness, bare hints of cocoa. The lack of character is impressive. Still, easy drinking futre7 (238) - Taipei, TAIWAN - SEP 29, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2015 Pours dark with a thin head. Fairly easy to drink with an unspectacular taste. It may be a mild but has a lot in common with a black beer. Coffee, malt and a slightly nutty burnt taste , that said it is also a little watery. At 3.9% it isnt too strong to session though. Not great but not awful.