GlasgowTAD (1581) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2017
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at pre-amble to Slayfest thanks to Böb. Cork fucken needs a chainsaw seen to it. Pours deep brwm with a large brown head which soon recedes. Aroma is fruity coffee and steel. Taste is oak, fruity coffee, liquorice, leather, cocoa bitter.
VamboladeTolly (1789) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 21, 2017
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours almost black with medium sticky brown head. Aroma: roasted, chocolate, rye, vanilla, bread, toffee, milk coffee, whiskey. Taste: sweet with some balancing bitterness, rye, caramel, toffee, butterscotch, vanilla, whiskey. Full body. Long sweet-bitter finish. Really nice.
tarmok (1344) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 21, 2017
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
black liquid with brown head. aroma of rye, chocolate, coffee, roasty, bread, vanilla. heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, tastes same. full body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,
indrekr (492) - ESTONIA - JAN 21, 2017
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance:black, clear, frothy, brown foam. Aroma: rye,toast, chocolate. Taste: medium sourness, medium sweetness, medium bitterness. Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, astringent, long finish, bitter,
madmitch76 (23756) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
8th December 2016
Bottleshare at Leighton’s Gaff. Thanks to Leighton. Opaque dark brown beer, good dark tan head. Airy palate, semi dry. Decent fine carbonation. Fluffy dark malts bring mild bitterish roast. Bitter dark chocolate. Mild dark fruits. Smooth finish. Bitter linger. Barrel not at all obvious to me.
NikkTwist (2960) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2016 Draft at Bru Craft. Opaque dark brown/black pour with khaki foam. Splashes of lace. Slick meaty coffee and chocolate flavors. Burnt milk. Black liquorice. Charcoal briquettes. Currants. Bitter cocoa. Dark spicy rye bite in the finish. Big and broad.
teorn88 (7481) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
75cl bottle shared at Leighton’s. Many thanks to LKS for this one. It pours a dark brown color with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet boozy with notes of caramel vanilla chocolate and bourbon. Taste is also sweet and boozy with notes of chocolate cocoa caramel vanilla and light earthy bitter finish. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, very good
Leighton (19883) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared in London - picked up from Beergium. Pours black-brown with a creamy, beige head. The nose has a lot of scorched wood, dark chocolate, ash. Medium sweet flavour with strong ashy bitterness, some alcohol, bitter baking cocoa, woody dryness. Full bodied, oily, with fine to average carbonation. Hot finish, with loads more hard ashy roast, bitter baking cocoa, more drying wood, scorched earth. Hard-edged gear. Pretty solid overall.
mR_fr0g (10623) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Leighton’s place. 8/12/2016. Many thanks to Leighton for this one. A jet black coloured pour with a lasting dark tan head . Aroma is dark choc roast, cherry wood , wood, cough medicine. Flavour is composed of, sweet, jammy fruits, woody smooth roast, vanilla, cakey malts, boozy. Palate is medium full, rounded. Highish carbonation, . Lingering plummy fruits, blackberry. Little marzipan. Not bad at all.
Theydon_Bois (18266) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at Bespin, thanks to LKS, 08/12/16.
Pitch black with a decent tan covering.
Nose is charr, roast malt, toffee, tangy dark fruits, molasses, fruit cake, black pepper.
Taste comprises sweet malts, subtle whisky, molasses, spice, charr, treacle toffee, spice.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, warming alcohol in the close.
Ok impy but a touch on the harsh side ... would sup again but wouldn’t seek out.