zimbo (618) - - FEB 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks good. Deep reddy brown. Dense firm head. full roasty and fairly earthy. Some nuts, some acidity.A bit too firm really and on the astriongent side without much of an appetising quality to it. Potential juice just leaves a hard edge. Needs balance and more engagement.
RichTheVillan (3672) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Olde Mitre; clear dark amber pour with a frothy beige head, roast malt aroma, taste has roast malts, a hint of coffee and dark fruits.
Erzengel (3973) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smooth malty beginning. Fresh, smooth, easy to drink. Fresh malty and not too sweet in the mainpart. Hints of roast, smooth fresh. The aftertaste is fresh, malty-hoppy, floral hints, hints of roast. Great!
Scopey (7618) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Clockwork. It pours deep amber with a medium beige head. The nose is brown bread, earth, nut, dried berry, toast and malt loaf. The taste is earth, brown bread, toast, dried fruit, berry, light caramel, fruity tartness and fruit cake with a dry, toasty finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. A superior dark ale. Rather nice.
wimpyjoe (4637) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ White Lion, Heptonstall. Slightly hazy brown with a thick creamy head. Has a roasted, almost burnt aroma with a mild nutty taste.
Theydon_Bois (10351) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask avec full Scootish breakfast at the Archibald Simpson, ABZ, 21/06/14.
Chestnut brown with a decent light beige covering that retains.
Nose is malt based, light tobacco, earthy cocoa leangings, biscuit.
Taste comprises brown bread, dark malt, cocoa rub, dark fruit tones, raisens.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, mellow bitter trace in the close.
Decent enough fayre.
mR_fr0g (4156) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at jdw Aberdeen. Chestnut brown / copper coloured pour with a stodgy speckled cream coloured head. Aroma is nutty malts with touch of caramel woody twigs and some dried fruits. Flavour follows with some raisin, nutty malts, twigs and berry notes. Palate is medium bodied, semi sweet and moderately low carbonation. Drinks pretty well.
gowdy (769) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint at Clockwork in the South side of Glasgow. Quite a dark brown. Some head, but not much.
sic1314 (3880) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured deep dark brown with a small off white head. Aroma of heavy malt and dark fruit. Medium body, flavour as the aroma, well balanced and the gem in the Arran portfolio.
kassner (1385) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Berts in Edinburgh, lots of dark fruit in this dark amber beer, with an astringent mouth and port flavors.
witthatsbier (302) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nose has grain with some caramel and smoke,dark brown with cream head,malty with smokey tones bitter finish,overall a fair beer .pump clip proclaimed it had won best dark brown beer in the world at WBA awards,stupid category and totally unbelievable that this comes anywhere near being a champion beer,just a reasonable but average beer