AshtonMcCobb (4413) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 12, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance - close to opaque black but with some red chinks. Off white almost fawn head.
Nose - toffee and biscuits.
Taste - more toffee than biscuits. Was hoping for some malt or hop bitterness on the finish. Some hazelnuts in there too.
Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy yet crunchy texture and a finish that could be fresher.
Overall - a solid bitter but as mentioned earlier it could do with more bitterness on the finish.
ljthiessen (967) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 9, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a thin off-white head. Aroma is sweet butterscotch, some dark fruit and a touch metallic. Taste is less sweet than the aroma, some caramel and butterscotch, dark and dried fruits, touch of metallic bitterness. Interesting, and not bad.
Hippoman (519) - Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at The Court Inn, Durham, £3.65/pint.
Pours dark, ruby brown with a smooth, creamy head. The nose is malty sweet and biscuity but also has a strange nail polish-esque quality. The taste is reasonably bitter and crisp with lightly smoky shortbread, toffee, bread and treacle flavours. A little pedestrian.
dutchbeerpages (2011) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Molasses kike, some apple sauce. Decent but i have had better beers brought to me by uckelman
alex_leit (1166) - Minsk, BELARUS - NOV 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 500 ml. Amber-bronze color with good white foam. Aroma: diacetyl (butter), caramel and a bit of British hops. Taste: caramel, malty with pleasant hop bitterness.
hohops (634) - Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance- very dark brown, with a Ruby tinge. Not much head at all. Aroma- malts, caramel, brown bread, hint of dark fruit, milk chocolate. Taste- quite chocolatey and a bit roasty, dark malts, blackberries, fruitcake, sweet caramel undertones, some fruitiness, smooth mouthfeel with a short, bitter finish. Solid stuff.
GlassBrass440 (313) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear, dark brown/red with short lasting tan head that is easily roused back into existence with a light swirl. Grain, caramel, honey, and toasty malt in the aroma. Flavours bring toast, molasses, and a lightly balanced bitterness. Full bodied with medium carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel.
jmgreenuk (6495) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUN 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity cask at the Lady Lane Wharf beer festival, June 2015. Poured a dark brown colour with a thin whispy white head. The aroma is sweet malt, treacle toffee. The flavour is moderate bitter with a light sweet butterscotch,
woody resin hop palate. Moderate to light bodied with soft carbonation.
uckelman (501) - Durham, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark reddish brown, clear. Medium tan head. Lots of roasted malt aroma and candied red fruits, with a little cocoa. Medium-full body, slightly oily., bitter, mineral finish with rather a lot of acid. Bittersweet.
sarauckelman (324) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark ruby brown, no head. Aroma is sweet, malty, and roasted. Taste is of roasted nuts and a bit of coffee, ending in that lovely flat minerally taste/feel that is so typical of a very good British ale.