downender (7958) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from ASDA. Dark brown with a decent off-white head. Red fruit and toffee aroma. Flavour of fruity malt with some earthy hops and a long dry finish. Very good.
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a clear burnt orange to brown colored body and a decently sized off-white head. Aroma of earth, wet leaves, toffee, chocolate, leather and a hint of freshly cut fruit (stone fruit or pears, not sure, very faint). Taste is light roast, toffee, leaves, decently harsh bitterness, smoke, and the brulee part of a creme brulee. Medium bubbles. Easy to drink. Lots of nuances.
drowland (7887) - 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.
jmgreenuk (7836) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from one of supermarkets. Poured a clear dark brown with a broken off white head. The aroma is dry malt with a little yeast. The flavour is medium bitter with a smooth hop liqourice bitter palate and a short bitter finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Super a refreshing. A beer for all seasons.
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 15, 2001
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
have to agree with the ’earthy’ comments. sticky, soft froth.
after4ever (7608) - 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?
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark ruby/brown colour. Roast malt aroma with some coffee accents. Flavour is fruity and nutty with some hop bitterness and hints of dark chocolate. there’s also a tang that nods in the direction of an old ale. Good balance and rich mouthfeel. Somehow, though, and I’m not entirely sure why, I didn’t find this beer all that exciting even though all the elements were pretty good. 500ml pasteurised bottle.
onceblind (7472) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear dark chestnut with a small rocky head. Aroma was malty and roasty with a little bubblegum and a little raisin. Flavor was full bodied but odd flavored. Nutty earthy malt tones mix with some dry dusty yeast tones, accompanied by that odd banana tone from the nose, as well as a bit of dark raisin, and roast. Not terribly fond of this one.
PorterPounder (7404) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2007 Rerate Still pretty solid, fades just a bit in the finish with some metallic notes. Original 4.0 Dark tea and bourbon like pour with a creamy, pillowy off-white head and thick long lasting lacing. Sweet, malty aroma, slight chocolate, molasses and a wee bit of alcohol. Chewy, thick mouthfeel, coats your mouth. Complex flavor, note raisins, molasses, candied fruit and cherries. Yum. Stays strong to the finish. This is a style I am really starting to like - need to seek it out more.
larsga (7307) - 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!