Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - JUN 27, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2005 Outstanding beer. Kind of like a lightly smokey, oaky brown ale or German alt. Really complex. Medium, slightly watery body. Dry aftertaste lingers for a long time. Has enough flavors and body unlike a brown like Newcastle. Rerate 061805: Very nice toffee, tootsie roll aroma. Flavor is decent with the same characteristics as the aroma. Aftertaste is slightly bitter with roasted malt. Body is slightly watery. Changed score from 4.1 to 3.9
astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2008
1.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Big creamy head.
Aroma: Roasted malt, fruits.
Flavor: Fruits, burnt malts.
Perhaps I got a bad bottle but it was more than "roasted", it was the most burnt beer I have ever had.
pforei (338) - USA - SEP 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep dark brown color with a disappearing head. Beautiful malt aroma of chocolate cherrries and coffee. Spicy taste with alot of bitterness for an English ale. Medium body with soft mouthfeel.
gruberm (329) - - JUN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle a clear dark brown with a reddish tinge. A cereal chocolatey taste a thinly oily feel. Great beer that comes off darker than it is.
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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.
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.
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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.