Tessic (783) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This ale poured a deep red colour with a big foamy tan coloured head. To the nose you can get scents of caramel, butter, slightly smoked malt, coffee and a little cocoa. First taste is very smooth with flavours of roasted malts with caramel and a little coffee. The finish is a little bit hoppy with a bitter flavour lingering. Very Good!
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Such a lovely fluid this pours, a rich reddish brown and an aroma to match. Adequate head but the best is in the complex taste, with hints of malt and chocolate. Gotta like it.
OD40oz (744) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - MAY 11, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was fairly impressed by this one. Shared one with my father-in-law between whiskies. Poured a clear brown with a quickly diminishing head. Roasty malt and caramel aroma. Nice caramel taste with a little bit of bitter to it. A damn good beer.
Jow (1663) - New York, USA - JAN 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 2 for afc championship game. Pours deep brown with small head and great aromas. Tastes of dark fruit, vanilla, malt, black pepper, and light banana on finish. Taste lingers a great January brew
Patrickctenchi (2484) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 29, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear red-mahogany with a small tan head. Aroma is banana, malt.....Taste is a smoky, roasted blend of floral hops, earth, and hints of licorice, coffee, tea and chocolate. very dry.....an extremely tasty beer
mt_hall (70) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Dark red-brown colour, with a think, long lasting, light brown head of fine bubbles. Malt and hop aromas both strongly evident, with chocolatey flavours too. Generally smooth and well balanced, but the finish is slightly too dry and hoppy for my liking. Very good.
tbopslt (237) - New York, USA - MAR 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very dark amber. Pleasant aroma of roasted malt. Slightly less malt taste than the aroma would predict. Very drinkable for a dark ale, slightly dry.
Pizd (345) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle): Pours a clear mahogany, small off white head with some moderate lacing. Lovely aroma of roasted malts and nuts with hints of some dark fruits. Taste is also of roasted malts but with bits of smokiness, coffee, nuts, dark fruit and a little bit of chocolate. Brilliant ale.
flying_pig (757) - SCOTLAND - DEC 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (500ml from Morrisons):
Once settled there is a mix of coffee and roasted malts coming through.There is some sugar and a definite fruity finish with some caramel in there too.
Chestnut brown colour with a really good, thick looking and foamy head about a thumbs width tall that manages to stay consistent without any noticeable reduction in size.
More pronounced than the aroma to begin with, there is some light caramel and a nice earthy malt taste to kick things off with. This is all followed by some bitter malts, a fruity sweetness and a nice biscuit flavour with a hint of vanilla at the end.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a bittersweet mouthfeel and a slightly dry finish.
Starts off slow but gradually opens up and grows on you with the aroma becoming more noticeable and the taste was pretty good throughout. A very easy beer to drink and one that I’d have again.
wildbeercat (257) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I found a bottle of "Monty Python’s Holy Grail Black Knight’s Reserve", and ratebeer redirected me to this page.
16.9 fl oz / 500mL bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma: Dark roasted malts, very slight yeast, and some slight hops. Smells kind of like a less hoppy Black IPA.
Appearance: Translucent dark ruby, with a creamy tan head that sticks around a little, but dissipates after a minute or so. Very thick lacing coats the glass.
Taste: Lots of caramel, lots of roasted malt that starts of bitter but goes sweet. Very, very mild hop bitterness contrast the malt. Subtle chocolate.
Palate: Full body, creamy and rich.
Overall: Not bad at all! Actually, it’s really quite good. The flavors in this beer compliment each other very, very well; they all work together, and play nicely on the palate. I wish I could find this stuff again.