john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle – Dark Reddish Brown in colour. Malty; roasty malts, chocolate, toffee, some coffee. Fruity; dark fruits, berries. Hoppy; slight hop bitterness. Sweetish roast malty ale. Dry roast malty finish. OK. Very drinkable.
foolberry (56) - New Malden, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A bit like rifling through the pockets of an elderly gentleman’s tweed jacket: tobacco, ancient humbugs, the rich worn smell of age. Wonderfully flavourful. Obviously a winter pint. I could drink exactly one pint of this before I would be full!
worldbeertaste (1748) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep dark brown almost black if not for the red tint. Frothy, lacy, disappearing, fizzy, beige head. Strong smell of caramel sweetness with malt, light roasted coffee, raisins and cherry. Lovely. Medium very oily body with mild carbonation. The taste is very rich, full of raisins, figs, cherry and an overall toffee, malt smoothness with a bitter cola, chocolate, licorice, and vanilla finish. Very sweet overall and a lasting bitterness. Very balanced and that leaves the mouth filled with dessert. An excellent Old Ale.
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear medium to dark red brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, chocolate, caramel, sweet chocolate, licorice, sweet licorice, licorice konfekt. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, caramel, caramelized caramel, licorice konfekt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
cgarvieuk (17635) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home .. dark red brown ... thin lacing ... soft sweet toffee chocolate toffee cherry roast nose... light fizz ... sweet cherry fruits ... hint of cola ... dark chocolate ... hint of rum ... sweet smooth and nice
wheresthepath (1811) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Bottle from Pallant of Arundel] Pours deep brown-black with a moderate beige head. Slight fizz. Smells of coffee and treacle. Treacle, figs, raisins and sweet black coffee in the first taste, balanced against a little bit of bitter chocolate. There’s a hint of very English dusty farmyard hops in there too. Vanilla ice cream and a slight oaky sourness come through in the finish. May be a bit sweet and sticky for some, but for me there was just enough bitterness and carbonation to cut through it. A lovely beer.
joe19612 (2199) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Very malty in the aroma, plenty of malts and chocolate in the taste. A real dark brown colour with no head at all, with a bitter taste to finish.
Fin (8427) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle picked up at Vale Brewery shop, Brill, Bucks. Had this in field at Towersey Festival, Oxon, w/e 20th-25th August 08 Pours dark brown with plenty of chocolate on the nose, quite malty and a little sweet at times with big push of molassess, still I rather enjoyed this beer.