thepeter (326) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A - Clean rich brown with a beautiful had that lasted until the beer was finished. . . granted this did not take very long!
S- roasted malt, roasted nuts, a bit of spice, hint of sweetness
T- Again, roasty toasty nutty goodness! Still a hint of spices, and a bit of coffee and maybe a fruity sweetness as well.
M&D - Smooth, low creamy perfect carbonation. I could drink a couple of these and be very happy. Lot’s of flavor but it is gentle and treats your tongue like a lady.
triskaideka (322) - Killarney, IRELAND - JAN 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle - pours dark amber with white head. Aroma is malty, taste is malty,caramel. decent ESB
Rosslew (320) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nutty, strong caramel aroma bit of bitterness early. But thick and meaty as you'd expect of Yorkshire brews. Not much bitterness. Nice for winter.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
bbrock81 (317) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - APR 14, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Aroma was lightly of roasted malt, a little dark fruit (I’m thinking figs) and a little banana. Appearance was a dark, almost opaque brown. The flavor was lightly roasted like the aroma, with a fair malt and hop balance. Nothing really prominent in the flavor, though, and tasted a little watery. The palate was likewise a little watery. Overall it was just an OK beer.
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle - pours a deep brown/auburn shade with a nice big off-white head. The aroma is sweet and fruity with a lot of malt with hints of chocolate and caramel. The flavour brings the latter two notes out a lot more and there’s a good amount of roasty malt and chocolate at the top which then moves over for a dryer, hoppy finish. The fruitier notes mingle well with the earthier ones. Some smoke as well. Very nice.
andyhite (308) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - DEC 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice pour, head could be a bit more though. pours dark brown, close to black. fuller-bodied beer. caramel creme nose, mixed with light hops and strong malts. taste follows, also chocolate malts with a coffe and bittersweet delicately balanced smooth finish.
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 19, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Purs a dark mahogony red, with an enticing smell. Lacing on the glass is evident with the head melting away. First taste has a thin feeling liquid and a sharp hops with a small hint of fruit. I have had this bottle in the fridge for 8 months and wonder if the length of storage is weighing on the flavor.
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - MAR 11, 2007
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This had a good ,but quickly dissolving head.Color a luscious red-brown.Aroma was a rather subdued caramel malt.It has a complex flavor of biting sweet caramel malt and active sour mash.finishes with somewhat bitter hops and barley.I guess I taste some bananas,as stated in the commercial description,but I didn’t notice it until I read about it.Has a pretty good ,somewhat sticky palate.This beer is underrated.
BrianHagmeier (299) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - DEC 7, 2007
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large foamy off white head. Malt and molasses smell with a medium body. The mild sweet malt flavor is a little overwhelmed by the bitter and its not all that bitter. Still it’s a nice beer and I like that the head was still there at the last drink.
Gmku (299) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 2, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Point off for the dead sheep on the label freaking me out, man!!! If I don’t look at it though, I’m okay. Beer’s pretty good, like everyone says, like a very dark, fruity, and heavy brown ale.