Mjp12 (1314) - 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.
sarauckelman (372) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear dark amber with minimal head that dissipates. Not much aroma -- maybe a hint of the barley -- so the complex flavor is a surprise, with nuts and coffee and an underlying sweetness. Warm palatte with a bit of a burn on the end. Surprisingly pleasant!
rlgk (17116) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2003 Has a clear dark amber color and a matching nice off-white head. Aroma is roasted and clearly cocoa. Flavor is cocoa as well and it turns into quite a bitter finish.
Hansen (8291) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark and pours with a big head, lacing. Burnt and alcoholic aroma. Flavor is bitter and burnt. A little thin.
heemer77 (5283) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 26, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Has a deep ruby color and starts with a HUGE off-white foamy head. The head fades to a light covering. Aroma is dirt with chocolate cake and cinnamon. The taste is a slight caramel with tangerine. Ends on an unpleasant a sour note.
frankenkitty (2004) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a deep red body with a large rocky head. The tan head reduced to a small island which clumped in the middle of the glass, yet laced reasonably. Predominant aromas of wine and rum & dark chocolate. Sour, vinous flavor with a slightly puckering metallic finish. Loved the story of the riggwelted, but this beer didn’t turn me hooves up.
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2005
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2005 smokey coffee aromas, maybe a bit of molasses. fairly light mouthfeel bitter finish but the slightest metallic twang at the end which ruins it a bit.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark reddish colour with a big beige head. Sweet malty aroma with some caramel and fruit notes. Light roasted malty flavor with some fruity sweetness.
SSSteve (4006) - - MAR 9, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
malt and wine aroma. brownish ruby with a small off white head. smoked peat, dark chocolate, and malt flavor. dry and bitter palate. hop finish.
mephisto (1285) - TAIWAN - MAR 9, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
brown colored with beige head. chocolate aroma with deep malt flavor. medium bodied.