rlgk (16565) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2003 Has a clear dark amber color and a matching nice off-white head. Aroma is roasted and clearly cocoa. Flavor is cocoa as well and it turns into quite a bitter finish.
saxo (16073) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nice tannish head with medium duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma is fruity. Taste is fruits and chocolate.
TBone (15543) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (BB 02/2006)
Dark ruby with a big creamy expresso head. Aroma has brandy, fruits, oak and hops. Medium-bodied. Woody flavor with a good malt profile. Hops are quite dazzling. Bitter, alcoholic aftertaste.
MiP (14738) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nice brown colour. Plenty, very stable head. Roasted, malty flavour with a long bitterness.
Oakes (14671) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 1, 2001
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This tasty English strong ale has a complex, earthy flavour.
bhensonb (13533) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 31, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of lightly toasted malt - aka caramel? Reddish copper color with a vigorous beige head that laces a bit. Starts with coffee and dark fruit, followed by toasted/roasted malt flavor. Light fruit flavor and a bit of bitterness for the finish. Not astringently dry, but not overly malty sweet either. Good one from Masham. Ripon? Isn’t that about 10 miles away?
jtclockwork (13105) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown in the glass. Nose and taste is pleasant malts with hint of baker’s chocolate. Rated 7/2/02
Tmoney99 (13006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a dark amber with a moderate off-white head that diminished slowly. Complex malty and fruit aroma. Medium body with creamy texture. Full well balanced flavor with small sweet finish.
argo0 (12820) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 15, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(500ml bottle) Clear mahogany body topped by a big rocky beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, tobacco/leather, caramel, earthy, light anise. Taste is medium sweet, tobacco/leather, caramel, earthy, some roast, light anise. Watery light-medium body.
imdownthepub (12606) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, Pasteurised, 500ml
Chestnut ruby coloured with bubbly head. Toffee and licorice notes with an underlying coffee note in a good thick body. Finishes off with a heavy dry hop. Good for a pasteurised bottle.