markoijelena (3147) - Belgrade / Amsterdam, SERBIA - MAY 21, 2017
Bottle 0.7l at Alexei and Melanie Pizza Sourdough party. Aroma roasted malt, sourish black fruits. Taste roasted malt, sourish noce black fruits, kind of dryish, sweet little bot goes good with ice cream. Nice jeevan (246) - SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2016
Bottle from the Cellar ( one of James’s contributions) Ist beer to be tasted from the Lifetime collection. Pours dark with a nice off white head. Sweet dark malty aromas. Dark and creamy sweetness. Slight spice. Some Coffee. Some chocolate. Little bit booze. Kind of one dimensional but in a good way, if that makes sense. Bit more character/depth than you would normally get from an 8% abv. Porter, or as stated, double export stout. Really nice Idiosynkrasie (7952) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 23, 2015
750 ml bottle and cask at FdB 2014. Almost opaque, darkest brown colour with small, creamy, diminishing beige head. Chocolately, dark malty aroma, some roast, coffee notes. chocolate cookie. Taste is slightly sweet, chocolately dark malty, decently roasty, a hoppy lemon touch lends some airiness; a warming touch of alcohol in the finish. Soft, silk & smooth palate. Scopey (15662) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2014
Cask gravity at Pig’s Ear 2014. It pours near opaque darkest brown with a small beige head. The nose is rich, sweet molasses, earth, cocoa, salted liquorice, dried berry and syrup. The taste is bitter-sweet, earthy, liquorice, treacle, salted caramel, tar, burnt wood, chewy malt and booze. Fullish body and lowish carbonation. Rich, decadent stuff. Punchy, but not overly drinkable from this dispense method. prawlie (1675) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2014
Half pint at Wandsworth Summer Beer Festival. Black with a bubbly head. Nice complex strong stout aroma, molasses and booze. Smooth light chocolate roast, very drinkable. A nice drop that I’d have again.
mR_fr0g (13475) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2014
Cask gravity at the Wandsworth summer beer fest. Aroma is green apple, dried fruit, wood, caramel sugars. Murky brown caramel coloured pour with a loose light tan head. Flavour is brown sugar, tangy fruit, raisin, wood, green apple. Palate is semi sweet. Erzengel (9462) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUN 15, 2014
On cask The beer starts smooth, very smooth. Intense fruity-dark, smooth, sweetish, but not too much. Malt, chocolate, fresh. Hints of roast, hints of caramel. Very nice and smooth. Highly drinkable. Smooth and great! 13/12/13/13 sic1314 (4967) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2014
At FdB 2014. Poured deep dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of deep, dark fruit and caramel malt, chocolate and light liquorice. Medium to full body, flavour much as the aroma. OK, but not in the same league as the similar Kernel attempts. Stuu666 (14805) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle at James’s. Pours dark brown, blackcurrant, chocolate, sweet, fruity, bit thin. kermis (14553) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle sampled at Festival der Bierkulturen, Koln. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, malt and licorice. Flavour is moderate sweet and over moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.