tderoeck (10593) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2015
25/VII/15 - 75cl bottle from a trade @ Trillium tasting, home - BB: n/a (2015-1004) Thanks to 77ships for sharing the beer!sebletitje (10477) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2015
Clear dark brown beer, big aery fizzy beige head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: very malty, some caramel, cow fodder, mocha, grains. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: very malty, sweet, gains, hay, more malts, somewhat bitter, burned and roasted malts. Aftertaste: malty, hoppy, caramel, pretty bitter, hoppy.
75cl bottle courtesy of and shared with 77ships.
Brune foncée, col fin beige.
Arôme est malté, léger caramel, grillé et un peu brûlé. Fin caramel. Retrouve un bouquet assez anglais dont le côté houblonné est modéré.
Palais est malté, grillé, plaisant mais j’ai du mal à croire que l’on est ici devant un stout impérial. Amertume perce en fin de bouche avec un profil noble. 77ships (11481) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2015
Obtained in a trade with tlahav. 750 ml. bottle sampled. Black, huge mocha head. Nose is soy sauce, huge on bitter roast, liquorish, bitter herbal, burned, ashes,… Taste is soy sauce, bitter herbal, old chocolate, licorice, ashes, bitter lingering ashes & herbal aftertaste,… Very grainy & dray. Not my style. mR_fr0g (13977) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle at Chriso easter tasting. 04/04/2015. Reddy caramel brown coloured pour with a lasting mid tan coloured head. Aroma ’s mineral, charcuterie, nutty roast,,, mint,, light apple. Flavour is composed of nutty, toasty roast, milky choc, light dried fruit, raisin, lactose. Palate is medium body, spritzy carbonation. Milky. Lingering coffee. Theydon_Bois (21425) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2015
Bottle split at Chriso Easter tasting, acquired from Callans Dundalk, 04/04/15.
Black with a decent tan head that retains well.
Nose is charr, spice, earthy roast, chocolate, dark toffee.
Taste comprises raisens, dark fruits, light spice, bitter chocolate, dark malts, tar.
Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, big roasty smacks in the close.
Ok stout, lacks depth for the style but an easy drinking offering.
madmitch76 (26366) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
4th April 2015Scopey (16226) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
ChrisOs Easter Tasting. Opaque dark brown beer, small tan head. Palate is airy and a little thin. Mild fine carbonation. Dark chocolate tinged malts, slightly woody. Dry dark fruits. Mild spice. Dry finish. Not bad.
Bottle at ChrisO’s. It pours deep brown with a small beige head. The nose is bitter-sweet, juicy, roasted malt, cocoa, dark chocolate and ash. The taste is bitter-sweet, earthy roast, juicy, toast, wood, leather, light burnt notes and chocolate cake with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Well-rounded and rather drinkable. Decent. Leighton (22773) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2015
Bottle shared at chriso’s Easter 2015 tasting - London. Cheers to Colin for this one I think. Pours black-brown with a thick, tan foam head. The aroma holds milk chocolate and lots of ashy roast. Medium sweet flavor with subtle peat notes, some earthy bitterness, cocoa, smoke. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming finish with further chocolate impact, subtle maple accents, moderate ashy roast and scorched earth. Not bad. cgarvieuk (26365) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 4, 2015
bottle at chrisO.. Dark black... Big tan head.. Soft sweet dry musty chocolate roast.. soft toffee fruit roast.. Musty chocolate roast douglas88 (9789) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Great beer thanks to Andrew. Pours a pitch black color with a medium brown head. A big sweet nose with roasted malts, some brown sugar and dark fruit. Ash, dark roasted malts, caramel, some vanilla, oil, more heavy roast. Damn nice. A gentle palate. Excellent.