DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice short-lived rocky head. Rich reddish-brown color. Fragrant flowery hops and nice malty aroma. Well flavored with chocolate, raisin and sherry notes. Distinctly bitter finish. Another fine British ale - brewed by one of the original Theakston family (Old Peculier).
winkle (476) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong malty smokey nose, pours a big head, deep amber colour. Complex flavours, coffee, chocolate,toasted malt and hints of molasses, quite satisfying. A nice bitter finish of medium lenght, this is good, hats off.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 20, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium dark bourbon clear colour under a large size, fine bubbled mid-beige lasting head. Sweetish caramel malt ’n smokey oak aroma. Medium smooth body carrying a serious tangy, ’in your face’ bitter start. Lighter caramel sweet malt and nutty flavours with some recurring smokey woody character. Strongish bitter finish and aftertaste. Very pleasant drinking. Nice.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great English ale. Pours a dark brown with a light colored head. Very smooth drink.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color, nice frothy head. Hints of tin in mildly malty, choclatey and slightly roasty nose. Big fruity hops in the body, finishes soft and choclatey. Very nice stong ale.
obxdude10 (2022) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Just like Radek said - very interesting aromas from this brew, dark brown in color, kept a very nice lacy head, some coffee and/or chocolate in the flavors & aftertaste
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 11, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting set of aromas, plum, coffee, choco...
Rich intense flavours of same set as aroma, just more choco than plum ... Nice to have you Riggwelter.
RichardGretton (4220) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, rich beer with a coffee/chocolate flavour. The texture of the beer is very smooth and thick on the palate. A good English beer.
alebrewer (140) - Mentor, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beatiful deep copper/ruby colored beer. Very complex flavors and not too roasty, despite the color.
neilrichards (191) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The bottle scares me. I don’t the picture of the dead sheep. Its really dark and brown, with a big, frothy head. Doesn’t smell that much of coffee, it’s more earthy. I like the taste a lot. Its not the kind of beer to pass you by. Its got loads of depth of flavour - loads of roasted malts. It has quite a chocolatey afertatse. Could drinks loads of it.