grimreaperguru (263) - santee, California, USA - JUL 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a real dark brown with an off white head.The aroma is of coffee,roasted malts, and strong fruit notes.The flavor is a nice mild coffee with bitter hops.The finish is dry and the aftertaste is a little bitter.Overall a good brew from the UK.
mugabe (258) - SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark ruby/brown with dissipating head. Fruity aroma with some metal. Creamy taste of toffee, butter and malt with a touch of fruity sourness. Dry finish of raisins, almost like a drier trappist.
bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The colour is deep copper. The foam is yellowish, firm but quite small.
The smell is fresh with a burned touch of malt (Goldings?)
The carbon dioxide is balanced and medium strong.
This beer got a full-bodied burned flavour with a bitterness that disappears quickly. The aftertaste is a little bit sourish and bitter with a burned taste that somewhat resembles of a dry stout.
A nice session ale if you want something dryer and more robust than a pale ale, but not as dark and dry as a stout. It is OK, but not one of my favourites.
sstackho (249) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500mL bottle purchased from LCBO in Toronto. Pours a clear dark brown. The aroma is lemony - perhaps a bit metallic. Flavour is a balanced maltiness and of a decent strength. It’s all decent stuff, I suppose, but I’m finding it a bit boring really. I suppose it’s just not my style.
BierFiend (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amber. Smell of hops, yeast, and roasted malts. Tastes of roasted malts, with a bitter back end. Very short on the tongue with a medium body. Delicious Ale that goes well with cheese and bread.
baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gorgeous ale with a beautiful head, very aesthetically pleasing in the glass and darn good on the tongue as well. A nice discovery.
beervis (243) - Taylor’s Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2007
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge creamy tan head, dark chocolaty brown with ruby highlights. Flowery hops in initial aroma quickly overtaken by liquorice and dark, well roasted malt. Goes down smooth and rich, dry bitter taste but very drinkable - like a decent stout but less chewy. Very very good.
BINGEBOT (240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber brown with minimal head. Smells a tad malty and roasted. Tastes a bit fruity and malty, strange combo, but seems to work. Again you get that roasted malts taste. It does have a dry and slightly bitter finish.
Spelt (232) - East Kingston, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sherry and molasses in the aroma. Nice two-finger, tan head. Deep reddish-brown color. Tastes of molasses with carmel and a hint of licorice. Very rich body and a notably bitter finish. Enjoyable complexity, very nice.
davidflores99 (225) - Lakewood, California, USA - DEC 27, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark color, creamy head. Sweet aroma. Flavor was a little sweet and chocolatey, also creamy. Smooth finish as well. I thought it was ok.