Bobsy (194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Too much malt for me in both the aroma and taste. Other flavours include caramel and coffee. The palate is fine, smooth and full-bodied, with a bitter finish. I went to school in Yorkshire, so I wanted to like this, but I guess I should stick to my Timothy Taylors.
hub66 (194) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2014 Belle couleur brun-rouge avec une petite mousse blanche; arômes de café et chocolat; goût bien équilibré entre douceur et amertume
evilsoc (191) - WALES - APR 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a lovely colour, Very dark red. It smells nutty, then bready. It’s malty, evidently alcoholic, It tastes of roast malt and barley, creamy, a dark berry fruit note. I imagine id love this on cask.
neilrichards (191) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The bottle scares me. I don’t the picture of the dead sheep. Its really dark and brown, with a big, frothy head. Doesn’t smell that much of coffee, it’s more earthy. I like the taste a lot. Its not the kind of beer to pass you by. Its got loads of depth of flavour - loads of roasted malts. It has quite a chocolatey afertatse. Could drinks loads of it.
dreamboat (186) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark Brown with a tight offwhite head. Lightly carbonated. Coffee, crystal malt aroma’s, with a touch of English hop character. great body that really stands out. Some coffee flavours with a good balancing bitterness. Not outstanding, but very well made, and easy drinking.
chilehead (186) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - APR 25, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark amber with an immense fluffy head. Nose is of wild honey and embers. Medium body with a bit of a tannic finish. Taste is quite roasty with a sour note.
moseslikesbeer (183) - conestoga, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
aroma of malts and bananas. brown body with some carbonation w/ a small light brown head. taste of malts ,roasted nuts, a bit of coffee and yeast. palate is the only thing that bugs me about it as it is a bit hoppy on the finish. this is a good winter beer.
...on a side note, let this one warm up a bit before drinking. Much better as it gets warmer.
bonbright7 (181) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This dark brown and amber coffee ale looked fairly subdued in my glass with a quickly disappearing head. Its aroma of malt and hops was slight, but I attributed that to it being colder than needed for serving. The flavor seemed to balance well between the malts, water, and hops so I decided to wait for it to warm up. Twenty minutes later, it came to life with a maltier taste than I expected. It turned out to be a good ale for me.
GiBrew (171) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 31, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep red, almost black with a frothy head, lots of lacing. Aroma is caramel, notes of coffee and yeast. Flavours are coffee, malt and metal - remember when you were a kid and stuck your tongue on the monkey bars? Well this is what it reminded me of......
groovinhigh (170) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good Strong ale... roasted coffee finish is wonderful. A little mild for a Strong ale, but very tasty. A good intro beer to the style.