allmyvinyl (9448) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours near-black with a big tan head. Aromas of dark sugar and cereal. Taste is more of the same. Not sure what I was expecting really, but underwhelming.
radagast83 (7301) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
At Jaleo in Washington DC. Bottle. Poured a dark ruby, cola color with a small off-white head. Aroma was light roasted caramels, sweet malts. Caramel, light nutty chocolate, but mostly very plain and inoffensive. Clean enough to not overpower the meal, but that’s about that. Would probably take this over the other offerings there again.
adnielsen (10484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2014
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of BoostIPA. Thanks Shawn! Pours a clear deep brown / black appearance with a brown head. Olive / veggie, roasty malty, burnt sugar aroma. Twangy, sweet brown sugar, caramel, a touch roasty, chocolate, thin flavor. Not very good.
Beer5000 (5900) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle at Fox and hounds, Åbenraa. Dark brown, almost black body with a thin and fast disappearing off-white head. Mild aroma of roasted malt and some liquorice. Flavor has mild, roasted malt, a hint of coffee and liquorice and low bitterness. Medium body and aftertaste. A light, uncomplicated and very refreshing dark lager.
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Clear dark brown with ruby highlights and finger thick tan head.
Aroma: Corn, slight treacle note, toffee/caramel, bread and a note of dried fruit.
Taste: Medium sweetness, low bitter and sourness.
Palate: Thick grainy texture, light body, average carbonation, abrupt dry caramel malty finish.
Comments: Tasty and slight lace.
Japalo (1832) - DENMARK - DEC 13, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle@crock. Servere black brown. Caramalty no hops. Complex not bad. Good carb. Sweetness rules.
Maxbier (889) - Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2013
1.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark color tan head. Aroma nuts and wet dog (not joking). Was afraid to taste after smelling, worked up the courage. Not terrible - nuts and cocoa, no hops detectable. A relatively bland beer. I would drink it from the bottle to avoid the bouquet on this one.
RRistow12 (709) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tasted from bottle. Pours very dark almost black with beige head. Aroma of nuts and caramel. Taste is roasted malts, sweet caramel and some raisins. Faint bitter finish. Medium bodied. Has a sticky sweet mouthfeel. Average beer overall.
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nealblind (1679) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - SEP 16, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark pour some white head. Aroma of malt raisin leather. Tastes the same. Errs on the side of watery. Like a more palatable weaker Baltic porter. A fine beer for consumption in nonbeery areas.
imdownthepub (13227) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, 330ml, a gift from Bill, many thanks. Almost black with brownish head. Quite a sweetish, fruity beer with a smooth caramel note along with blackberry notes. Medium palate, perhaps a little syrupy but really not bad at all. Feeling a little disloyal to Gibraltar by having this at present.