edsspoon (855) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark red with a sizeable off white head which gradually disappears to a ring. Aroma of caramel, dark fruit, molasses, blackcurrant and roasted malt. Taste is roasted malt, caramel, blackcurrant and mild bitterness. Slightly warming, medium sweetness, medium body, kind of grainy, low carbonation.
stevencon (518) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown copper pour off white head. Nutty brown very English style. Dry nutty caramel malt grainy grist. Simple English beer with nice flavors.
RichTheVillan (6539) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home; clear dark chestnut brown pour with bubbly off white head, rich fruit aroma, taste is sweet, with some bold fruit, caramel, nut, a porterish sweetness, coffee.
MrTipple (3566) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: caramel malts, pine, some hay. Appearance: very dark brown/black, medium frothy white head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: molasses, sweet dried fruit, light bitters coming up towards the average- to long-finish. Overall: very nice English Strong Ale, complex aroma and palate! Bottle from Beer Hawk, England.
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 (1931) - 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 (4112) - 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 (6318) - 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 (924) - 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.