Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - OCT 4, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A pleasant, mild ale that is delightfully creamy and malty much like porter. Good carbonation and coffee and nut flavors are highlights. Not a life-changing experience but very drinkable and satisfying nevertheless. Overall, good.
shoestring (261) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Heavy bitterness that didn’t seem to be ’countered’ by anything else. The sourness came through for me too. Not a bad beer but just not right for me to want more
jefcon (1354) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dry and roasted, to be sure. If guinness were an ale, this is what I would expect. Chalky, dry roast coffee aromas. Some dry chocolate and a slightly bitter, very roasted palate. The question here is on the tongue, where the beer is slightly thin and lacks assertiveness. It’s clearly not a smoked ale, but there is little to advance the palate beyond the roasty, yet watery, texture.
tommann (2600) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Pours very dark amber with a large head. Aroma is bread, slightly sour dried fruits. Sour, dry finish. Great in the mouth, but just nothing to write about on the taste.
POLK (2006) - Hørning, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark ruby brown color with fine tan head. Sweet aroma. Flavor is sligthly roasted and bitter.
jamesie1857 (1330) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Henway (3) - - NOV 24, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not bad. Kinda coppery to me with a weak nose. Good for some points in a beer club I guess.
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russnug (35) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2002
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Harsh burnt front end. Thins out quite a bit on the backside.somewhat bitter finish.
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Great presentation with rich creamy head over a copper body. It just lacks something though. Nice balance and good malty taste but it isn't a great beer.
Stew41 (1722) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Darl chocolate brown with good clarity. Stout like nose, some burnt malty notes with a slightly hard edge. Quite light bodied in the mouth, seems like a true cross between a stout and an ale. Very nice feel although the malt does drop off a little. Just lacks a bit of excitement.