DavidAust (130) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 500ml. Poured into a nonic pint glass. Initially served too cold so aroma was suppressed. When it warmed up a little, the aroma was soft but smelled a little like fruitcake with brandy - but far more subtle. Very nice. Poured a deep ruby red / chestnut colour. Tight cream coloured foam, which was about a finger width and held nicely leaving lacing all the way down the glass. Fairly mild sweetness but full tasting. Silky, velvety smooth palate. Short to medium finish with the fruitcake flavour coming in again at the finish, followed by a hint of alcohol which adds to the boozy fruitcake feel.
Definitely needs to be at the right temperature to appreciate properly. Didn’t get half of what I’ve written during the first half of the drink and it improved 500% as it warmed up.
This is a must have repeat for me. Awesome beer. Wow!
MarcinG (106) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ciemnobursztynowe z biala piana ktora szybko znika. Slodowe z ciezkim posmakiem alkoholu. Owoce rodzynki. Calkiem calkiem
BeerNinjaUK (51) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Waitrose. Pours dark brown with deep creamy head, which leaves significant lacing. Aroma toasty with chestnuts and malt loaf. Taste rich with bitter coffee, pine nuts and macadamia.
Halfling_4132 (15) - Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma- Chocolate and hazlenuts. Appearance- Dark chestnut, clear with off-white foam. Taste- Heavy but quite sweet. Palate- Full bodied Overall- A bit heavier than I like, but still enjoyable.
jamaty (1549) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ambar rojiza, de escasa espuma, blanquecina. Translucida. Aroma frutal y tostado. En boca trago fácil, poco gas. Estupendo sabor que mezcla un tono general tostado con recuerdo de café, con notas de frutas rojas y amargor moderado. Buena ale.
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eastkenttom (111) - herne bay, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2015
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Lovely deep colour, but too dark tasting and strong for my palate. Not for me at all. Overwhelming. 4/10.
lokis333 (159) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - OCT 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, really dark chestnut color with off white foam. Aromas of roasted malt, quite nice and strong at the same time. Palate was heavy, strong and full body. Tasted bit of alcohol, more on the stronger side, also malty and grainy but at the same time sweet, reminded me of some Lithuanian ales. Over all really good beer, really enjoyed it, definatly worth a try!
birocotsios (81) - - OCT 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with big cream head. Light sweet aroma of chocolate. Sweet malty taste with chocolate notes.
MustangMarkF (232) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml Bottle This has a really thick and creamy mouth feel for a bottled beer. With molasses and coffee overtones, this black full bodied bottled beer may be a bit heavy for some, but at 6.3% it does its job and there are far worse beers out there - im a regular buyer.
redders1974 (510) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the best looking bottled beers I’ve seen in a glass, some tobacco notes in aroma greengage palms sherry lovely rich flavours would like to my hands on the cask version