SecretSquirrel (20) - Sheffield, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2003
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A good, solid yorkshire ale from Black Sheep. Dark, malty and flavoursome, if a good old-fashioned spit & sawdust drinking pub flavour, this is what it would taste like.
One to enjoy, as opposed to a quick thirst-quencher
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - JUN 27, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2005 Outstanding beer. Kind of like a lightly smokey, oaky brown ale or German alt. Really complex. Medium, slightly watery body. Dry aftertaste lingers for a long time. Has enough flavors and body unlike a brown like Newcastle. Rerate 061805: Very nice toffee, tootsie roll aroma. Flavor is decent with the same characteristics as the aroma. Aftertaste is slightly bitter with roasted malt. Body is slightly watery. Changed score from 4.1 to 3.9
sloth (2443) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUN 21, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big, rocky, light brown head with minimal laceing. Dark brown chestnut color. Malty, yeasty, sulfury nose. Med/full body. Good, kinda creamy mouthfeel. Slightly sour, chocolatey with some grainy and tobaccoish notes. Nice beer.
jgb9348 (4626) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A great dark brown colour with a dense tan head. The smell is almost completely malt, but there are definately some roasted qualities as well. A full-bodied beer with a good roasty flavour and a long-lasting aftertaste which consists of strong malty flavours. A pretty well done beer...really no complaints. I bought this in a 16.9 ounce bottle from Beers of the World in Rochester, New York.
brian1233 (30) - North Augusta, South Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty, but not really sweet, more roasted, toasted flavor. Nice looking dark brown with a rocky head. Nice full body. Might be slightly too dry for my taste.
jazz88 (2542) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 29, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Am earthy brown amber color with a tan head. Slightly toasted malt, dry, wanting for flavor.
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2004 Bottled. Deep nut-brown color, off-white head. Somewhat burnt in the flavour after the malty aroma. Malty flavour, a bit burnt with pumpernickel(would that be a metallic bready touch?) and tiny notes of licorice. Medium to big bitter finish.
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAY 25, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep brown with hints of red. Vigorous tan head. Malty aroma, but not much of it. Toffee flavor with some hops. I agree that it is porter-like
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAY 24, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep garnet color with a tan head. The aroma was roasty, coffee, malty, a bit of alcohol...much like an English porter. The flavor was more on the malty side...coffe still, and some hops. The finish was pure coffee. Soft, very wet feel.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice roasty aroma. Almost a roasted coffee flavor in the body...balanced by a nice hop bite. Finishes to the dry side.