thebeermole (14) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Robust, rich and complex, but very well balanced.
For me, espresso coffee and chocolate made the first impression, then not too far behind were malt, hops, liquorice and isoamyl acetate.
Perfect combination of sweetness and bitterness.
Drink enough of this and you’ll end up like the sheep on the label!
willt23 (4) - Saltburn, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of the nicest beers ive tasted. Can really taste the coffee and liquorice. Great dark roasty aroma too. I could drink this all night. (May blow my head off though lol.)
undercurrent25 (1601) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Valentine’s day present, A strong beer, pours a dark colour with a malty character
BeerViking (3252) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lovely deep mahogany with a thinly clinging head and a treacly, faintly nutty and coffeeish nose. The palate has espresso bitterness yet without a strong coffee flavour, there’s notes of cinder toffee, faintly of liquorice, and of dry, herbal hops.
Idiosynkrasie (5016) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Clear, reddish chestnut colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, off-white head. Malty and fruity aroma, notes of red berries and their parings, a touch of cherry. Taste is dry malty, slightly fruity, cautious hints of cocoa powder. Nice, not more.
MalcolmTucker (851) - SCOTLAND - FEB 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Rich toffee malt with a bitter herbal hop finish. I thought this would be shite but it’s alright.
Mjp12 (822) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent enough bitter , not as creamy as many black sheep , better hop balance , a good glugging beer.
mikedR (1562) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Overall it's not too shabby. Good malts and hoppiness, albeit a bit thin. Nice ESB-like slipperiness.
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Holmen1 (3639) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff des-13: storboblet skum. God esb-smak med ristet brød, fin bitterhet og lang ettersmak. Ikke spesielt fruktig, men lettdrikkelig uten at jeg velter over på ryggen.
allmyvinyl (6598) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle from Asda, Dunbar. Pours dark brown, no head. Aromas are mostly metal and dark sugar. Taste is more of the same. Thin texture, sticky finish. Not very good.