MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A Mes rate:
Not overly impressed to be honest. Aroma is a little funky but not in a good way like a decent gueuze. Slight hint of alcohol in there too. The flavour to me is just a typical one dimensional English ale with the pasturisation being all to apparent with plenty of iron filings in there. Looks wise it is ok, a red-brown body but with a crappy head. Finish is shortish with more iron. Yeah not too great. Amazed it gets such a generous figures from the top raters.
motelpogo (7054) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 15, 2001
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
have to agree with the ’earthy’ comments. sticky, soft froth.
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2009 [1021-20070131] 500mL (w/ jerc). Old wet hay hints in aroma also indicates alcoholic grains. Clear, dark dark red brown body with a big foamy off-white head. Grainy malt flavour has hint of alcoholic earth wood. Medium body. Fair. (5/4/6/3/11) 2.9
[1995B-20090213] 500mL bottle. Wet wood toasted malt aroma with mild chocolate hints throughout. Clear, dark amber body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Rich creamy wood chocolate malt flavour with a long sweet malt aftertaste. Medium-full body. Great texture, great depth. (7/4/7/5/15) 3.8
(c/o a friend, w/ him, jerc)
Hansen (6988) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark and pours with a big head, lacing. Burnt and alcoholic aroma. Flavor is bitter and burnt. A little thin.
phaleslu (6905) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle from The Royale. Pours a deep amber color with a finger-thick beige head that pours and settles unevenly. Aroma of toast, earth, caramel malts, overripe fruit, banana bread, and grass. Flavor is the same, with a dank, earthy, bitter quality. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a toasty, earthy mouthfeel. These Black Sheep beers aren’t doing much for me.
marcus (6860) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark copper with a creamy beige head and a grain and toffee aroma. There is a rich roasted malt flavor with lots of toffee and a slightly bitter finish. A pretty good brew.
downender (6565) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from ASDA. Dark brown with a decent off-white head. Red fruit and toffee aroma. Flavour of fruity malt with some earthy hops and a long dry finish. Very good.
Radek Kliber (6543) - 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.
larsga (6356) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge offwhite fine-laced head over dark red body. Faint, sweet, roasty aroma with hop notes. Deep, sweet, harmonic taste of roasty malts with red fruit character and bitter, tarry aftertaste with sweet chocolatey taste lingering. Complex and interesting. This is a great beer!
swoopjones (6326) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle @ Allen St Hardware, Buffalo. Dark brown pour, roasted malts, coffee notes in the aroma. Nice roasted malt flavor, coffee, medium mouthfeel. Decent