seymour (1750) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - SEP 25, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted from 1pt .9oz brown bottle into a tall tulip glass. It poured a clear but dark reddish-brown color with lasting beige foam and lace. Beautiful appearance. Aromas of sweet malt, citrusy hops, caramelized brown sugar, very strong fruity ale yeast esters, chocolate. Great malt complexity, bittersweet hops balance, flavors of raisins, wild cherries, black plums. Likely a long-boil, definitely tastes of kettle caramelization. Drier and less bready than I expected, tart almost to the point of sour, hint of lacto acid, well-rounded mouthfeel nonetheless with strong carbonation to splash it all around, persistent fruity aftertaste. Well-crafted, no flaws, a near-perfect "Big Brown Ale." Exactly my kind of beer.
caribou43 (128) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It is a typical black beer between a normal one and a porter. We can feel this side bitter with the malt that it is grilled. The carbonation is average and the colour is a classical black.
gopherfan99 (1047) - CROATIA - NOV 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; pours clear, dark brown with a khaki colored head; aroma is roasted malt with some nuts and caramel; taste is lightly sweet with malt caramel, and a hint of nuts; finish is roasted malt with a hint of bitterness; good beer
gripweed57 (1111) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Labeled as Monty Python’s Holy Grail Black Knight’s Reserve Dark Yorkshire Ale. Whew! Dark copper color topped by a small white head that disappears quickly. Aroma is toasted malt with toffe notes. Flavor is same as aroma. Toasted malt and salted caramel. Finish is dark cinnamon toast and one eyed newt. All hail Brave Sir Robin!
laiti (7743) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle @ home, BBE 20.05.2016
Aroma has licorice, toffee and ripe fruits. Flavour has licorice, some fruity hops, mild menthol tones and toffee. Dryish finish with hints of hay. Quite pleasant.
martjoobolut (1914) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark copper with beige head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is sweet, malt, caramel. Flavor mostly follows the nose with some herbal hops thrown in. Finish is dry bitter. Overall: nice.
TheKernOwl (42) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
• Smells like a smoked beer served a packet with prawn cocktail crisps. Slight banana esters?
• Loads of chocolate malt / cocoa coming through; out-Porters many a Porter. To be fair, it is very dark brown/ruby for an ale. Put me in mind of the Porterhouse beers; this is also high register stuff, but with a bit more bass.
• Ends with a slight wheatgrass kink, then bit more coffee and a nice bit of wheat to finesse the end into gentle creaminess.
• Really enjoyable, but only just about retaining the house style amongst all the lovely darker-than-ale notes.
VamboladeTolly (916) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ deTolly, Tartu. Aroma is sweetish, caramel, raisin, plums, slight brown sugar. Taste is sweetish ,slight toffee, raisin, slight coffee, slight roast, slight bitterness. Medium body. Maybe to watery for me but actually good beer to drink more than one.
Marduk (4502) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUL 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Deep mahogany color. Small size, yellow head, stays. Metallic, caramel, sweet, dry hops in aroma. Dry grassy hops, caramel, sugars, roasted barley, very mild smoked raisiny notes in taste. Metallic spicy hops in aftertaste. Fckin this beer is served too cold. Medium body. Tingly hops. Nice.
suurjuust (2039) - ESTONIA - JUL 31, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear ruby brown beer, medium tan head. Nose is malt and caramel, raisins. Flavor is sweet and sugary, coffee hints, finishes with slightly grassy-herbal hops and metallic hints, some more coffee. Sugary, yet finishes herbally bitter. Weird.
overtheline (100) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - JUL 9, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark copper with nice off white head. Aroma is subtle but has chocolate and some dark fruit notes, slightly nutty. Taste is roasted malts, bitter caramel and some more nutty notes. Finish is quality, some surprising almost citrus bitterness and a long, warm boozy tail. Medium body, soft carbonation, creamy, full mouthfeel. Pleasantly, surprisingly good beer.