DuffMan (6738) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 30, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep rich red-copper, moderate tan head with good retention. Caramel and burnt sugar aromas, alcohol is also apparent. Full-bodied palate with brown sugar, caramel, and an earthy quality with a moderately bitter finish. Excellent.
motelpogo (6692) - 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.
Hansen (6602) - 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 (6497) - 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 (6489) - 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.
Radek Kliber (6457) - 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.
downender (6275) - 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.
larsga (6206) - 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!
after4ever (6125) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500. Thanks to one of the finest people you can imagine, hand-delivering this bottled delight without warning out of the goodness of his heart. Fetchez la vache! Pours an opaque ebony, nearly black, with a dense and creamy tan head that falls quickly to a sturdy disc. Not a bad looking beer at all. Naughty, naughty Zoot. Big tart treacly molasses and plums nose, kind of sweet and Christmassy, which wasn’t what I was expecting from a bitter, but it’s not at all unpleasant. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Dark pitted tree fruit and some gingerbread on the mid palate. Big acetic crackery hop finish, kind of airy and peppery. Nothing about this beer did what I expected it to do, which is kind of cool. Why do you think I have this out-a-rageous ac-sawnt?
HogTownHarry (6101) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (500ml?). Poured deep clear mahogany with a large light reddish-brown foamy head. Very nice aroma of mildly spicy yeast, light roast caramel malt, pungent hops, slightly woody, musty and a hint of carbonized peach skin. Taste - really interesting, chalky, peach pit bitterness, almost a old porter character to it - very dry - the fruit and malt character is very much in abeyance, although it certainly tastes yeasty and very musty. Mouthfeel is like thick cloth, or banana pith, still and dry, with a long, chalky nominally sweet finish.