maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2014 Bottled. A very dark brown coloured beer with a tan puddle for a head. The aroma has caramel, chocolate and boozy dark fruit. The taste has dusty chocolate and caramel. Decent alcohol. A little smoky character comes through also. A decent Old Peculier-a-like, and easily Black Sheep’s best beer. Score 3.6
Subsequent ratings scored 3.6 and 3.5. Average unaltered
JoeMcPhee (8188) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle; best before 01/2005 Dark brown with hint of copper and a 1" thick pale yellow rocky head. Aroma of molasses, licorice, with good dark malt and some earthy, musty hop aroma. Flavour is quite simple. Sweet, with hints of licorice. Becomes quite treacly and it followed by a fairly harsh bitterness. Not very well-balanced. Just not a brewery that I enjoy.
Sammy (8092) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2006
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A brown ale with abundant ice cream float head. Hoppiness and malty character and complexity, some cocoa. Earthy, touch herbal, bit astringent mouthfeel, which is fine with food.Lace in glass. Definite nuttiness. Surprisingly drinkable. Satisfying. Good for its style.
Drake (7926) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by beerandblues2 at the 5/7/11 DC Ratebeer gathering. Pours a clear copper color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of toffee, fruity notes and leafy hops. The taste is toasted malts, bitter hops and stone fruits. Medium bodied.
leaparsons (7794) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown with hints of purple. Aromas are bread, banana, spice and some chocolate. Flavours are fruit and choclolate, quite vineous and malty. Rich with a roast malts dry finish. Nice and smooth on the palate. One of my favourite UK bottled beers.
BMan1113VR (7786) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a clear burnt orange to brown colored body and a decently sized off-white head. Aroma of earth, wet leaves, toffee, chocolate, leather and a hint of freshly cut fruit (stone fruit or pears, not sure, very faint). Taste is light roast, toffee, leaves, decently harsh bitterness, smoke, and the brulee part of a creme brulee. Medium bubbles. Easy to drink. Lots of nuances.
JorisPPattyn (7715) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark mahogany colour; good imitation of a B.C."H.". Caramel, a bit of old portwine, chocolate biscuit, and just a perception of smokiness. Roasted tastes, even dark, bitterish malts, in the end again a bit smoked. Subtily hopped, especially in the finish. Excellent MF, for such a modest ale. Chewy, near viscous. A very nice, tasteful Yorkshire ale. May I pray for a bottle-conditioned version?
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nuts and caramel…White chocolate smoke…Pleasant and refreshing…
Quack-Duck (7517) - Down South, GERMANY - JUL 31, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Clear and dark colour, medium-sized head. Aroma of hops, coffee and wild berries. Hoppy flavours dominate, solid malty background with hints of wild berries and coffee. Short finish but pleasant aftertaste.
DocLock (7481) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Peace St. Market, Raleigh. Pours deep copper/ruby with medium ecru head. Aroma of dark fruit, including figs, plus scotch, cabernet, oak. Tastes like the little brother of Weyerbacher Insanity with some hops, oak, caramel malt, cabernet. Very nice.