john44 (3429) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle - BCA - Dark Brown in colour; Red against light. Malty; roasty malts, liquorice, coffee. Hoppy; earthy hops. Fruity; sour fruits. Roast malty throughout with a pronounced sour hop/fruit edge. Decent. Beese (3266) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2013
Cask at the Le Gothique’s Halloween Beer Festival 2013. Poured a dark brown colour with a medium beige head. Aroma of dark fruit, caramel and banana essence. A slightly sharp acidic flavour first off followed by apples and brown sugar. Finish was nutty with some cinnamon and roasted malt. Scopey (15885) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2013
Cask Gravity at the Green Dragon, Croydon. It pours deep brown with a small off-white head. The nose is earth, roasty, toast, cola, dark fruit, blackcurrant and strawberry jam. The taste is bitter-sweet, dark fruit, berry, treacle, liquorice, wood and light bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Nice fruity character. Tasty. Kavu (5161) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2013
0,5l bottle @ Migration 2013. Pours very dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is rich sweet malts. Flavor is sweet malts and dark fruits. Quite nice. wheresthepath (2406) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2013
[Bottle from Pallants of Arundel] Pours a deep ruby-brown with a moderate cream head. Medium carbonation - rather fizzy for the style. Plenty of smoke up front, then a good coffee base with slight liquorice hints and a light earthy bitterness. Decent flavor, but the mouthfeel is too thin and fizzy and the finish is on the short side.
ManVsBeer (10973) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2013
Not quite black, but very dark red with a small bubbly head. It could easily be mistaken as a porter with its roasted malts which ooze of chocolate and coffee in both aroma and taste. imdownthepub (15425) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2013
Cask conditioned at Merton Winter Beer Fest ’13. Dark brown to chestnut with cream head. There is a sharp, fruitiness to this beer, quite tangy with an additional nutty flavour. Some dark roasted malt notes, coffee, chocolate in addition to liquorice. Later a slight tartness comes through. Reasonable. mike_77 (7153) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle conditioned - Aroma quite sour with some wine notes and yeast. Flavour has some full and fruity malts but also some light sourness.