foolberry (53) - New Malden, Surrey, - JAN 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich complex taste, sweet but a little sour as well, deep hop finish. The whole thing very rounded and satisfying in the mouth. Aroma is strong, coffee, raisins. But what’s it like? It feels serious, wood-paneled rooms, quiet conversation, tobacco smoke hanging in the air. A bit regency.
AdiBeer (614) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: caramel malts, pine, some hay. Appearance: very dark brown/black, medium frothy white head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: molasses, sweet dried fruit, light bitters coming up towards the average- to long-finish. Overall: very nice English Strong Ale, complex aroma and palate! Bottle from Beer Hawk, England.
undercurrent25 (1338) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Valentine’s day present, A strong beer, pours a dark colour with a malty character
BeerViking (2096) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lovely deep mahogany with a thinly clinging head and a treacly, faintly nutty and coffeeish nose. The palate has espresso bitterness yet without a strong coffee flavour, there’s notes of cinder toffee, faintly of liquorice, and of dry, herbal hops.
Idiosynkrasie (3264) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Clear, reddish chestnut colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, off-white head. Malty and fruity aroma, notes of red berries and their parings, a touch of cherry. Taste is dry malty, slightly fruity, cautious hints of cocoa powder. Nice, not more.
Mjp12 (155) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent enough bitter , not as creamy as many black sheep , better hop balance , a good glugging beer.
mikedR (937) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Overall it's not too shabby. Good malts and hoppiness, albeit a bit thin. Nice ESB-like slipperiness.
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MalcolmTucker (675) - SCOTLAND - FEB 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Rich toffee malt with a bitter herbal hop finish. I thought this would be shite but it’s alright.
thebeermole (8) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Robust, rich and complex, but very well balanced.
For me, espresso coffee and chocolate made the first impression, then not too far behind were malt, hops, liquorice and isoamyl acetate.
Perfect combination of sweetness and bitterness.
Drink enough of this and you’ll end up like the sheep on the label!
willt23 (4) - Saltburn, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of the nicest beers ive tasted. Can really taste the coffee and liquorice. Great dark roasty aroma too. I could drink this all night. (May blow my head off though lol.)
RichTheVillan (2130) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home; clear dark chestnut brown pour with bubbly off white head, rich fruit aroma, taste is sweet, with some bold fruit, caramel, nut, a porterish sweetness, coffee.