sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, - SEP 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Jens from C4. Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, alcohol and dark fruit. Flavour is caramel, toffee and sweet dried fruit.
CacheManyHose (164) - HONG KONG - JUL 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coffee brown with thin watery head. Sweet malt, light raisin, some leather/smoke, quite bitter in the taste. Body is fizzy and oily. Not too heavily flavoured or overly raisiny which I like in a scotch ale.
kermis (4793) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Festival der Bierkulturen, Koln. Pours dark brown with an off white head. Aroma of caramel, raisin and dark fruit. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Stuartyboy (598) - SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with Mr_H alight brown beer with brown sugar and candied sweets flavour is basic and subdued and not up to black isle standards nothing special
mr_h (2736) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Appellation Wines, Edinburgh - clear deep brown, thin beige head, sweet treacle toffee aroma, no lacing, viscous, malty, toffee flavour, easy to drink
puboflyons (2061) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the rotund 750 ml. bottle marked BBE09/15-101314. The pour is just about black to with ruby hues when held to the light. Beautiful to look at. Aroma has a definite dark malt, slight smoke, coffee, and yeast character. The body is light to medium. The taste has most of the same elements as the aroma but I also get a feint dark fruit note that is not on the nose. Mild bitterness.
douglas88 (5812) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle from abv. Pours a dark red color with a medium white head. A sweet malty fruity nose. Sweet, toffee, caramel, smoke, yeast, bready, a bit of metal. Very good. Soft and flavorful. Great. 7.9%
kayres (438) - , Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown to red with a thick tan head. Sweet malty aroma with taste to match. Smooth perhaps a bit woody full bodied
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wlajwl (3762) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is candy/sugar, citrus/tropical fruit and fruit. The flavor is malts, candy/sugar, fruit and a long and tart/sour finish.
mikedR (1086) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice, but different from what I’m used to in this style. More heavy malted than expected, and yet more bitter than expected as well. Nevertheless, good.
petewhitley (323) - JAPAN - JAN 11, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
chocolate, coffee, vanilla, black, cloudy, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, flat, astringent. Not very appealing to look at, akin to the blackest dirty water you’ve ever seen. Sweet smelling, like a chocolate coffee concoction you might find at Starbucks. Taste isn’t too special, would probably be better with a slightly lower a.b.v.