drowland (6673) - Georgia, USA - OCT 24, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
10/24/11. 16.9oz bottle labeled as Monty Python’s Holy Grail Black Knight’s Reserve. Brown/red pour with a nice thick, creamy tan head that sticks and laces a teensy bit. Weird aroma od chalk, burnt bread, metal, and caramel apples. Sweet caramel entry with a burnt toast flavor followed by lingering chalk and a huge metal kick. Blech.
larsga (6621) - 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!
Radek Kliber (6600) - 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.
kermis (6582) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at home tasting. Ruby brown pour with an off white head. Aroma of sweet malts fruit and caramel. Same aspects in flavour with a medium body and low to medium carbonation.
after4ever (6565) - 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?
blankboy (6444) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear, bubbly, deep orange-copper with a large foamy off-white head. Aroma of lightly roasted caramel malt, nuts, fruit and a hint of smoke. Flavour’s even better, with lightly roasted malt, nuts, fruit and hops. Dry, lightly smoky, bitter finish. Medium to full bodied. Not what I think of off the top of my head when it comes to an Old Ale, it’s almost Porter-like, but it’s still a very good and complex beer.
BBB63 (6395) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 15, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish brown hue with small tan head and very good lace. The aromas hint of roasted sweet malts, caramel, toffee, sour milk and apples, hazelnut, and earthy yeast esters. The taste starts nutty and lactic, the mocha sweetness is found underneath. Some bitter appears towards to end with a touch of smoke and very light spice. The mouthfeel has a chalky dryness, astringent and lively.
TaktikMTL (6352) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille de 500 ml achetée à chez ANBL (Dieppe, N-B). Arôme: Odeur de caramel et de chocolat. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée foncée avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col crémeux avec une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel brûlé et de chocolat. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement crémeuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de malt torréfié en arrière goût. (Rating #818)
deanso (6332) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle shared by Kermis.
Creamy white head. Clear amber pour. Nice beer. Malty aftertaste
HogTownHarry (6199) - 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.