MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, - AUG 24, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 500ml 4.1%. Poured very dark brown (virtually black) with a small, off-white, frothy head which lasted well. Aroma was of roasted malts with toast, black coffee, toasted nuts, liquorice and light notes of raisins. Flavor was a light earthy bitterness with roasted malts, sweet milk chocolate, light lactic/sour milk notes, a touch of caramel and a dry toasty/nutty finish. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation, a dry mouthfeel, watery texture and a good length finish.
hawthorne00 (3280) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very dark mild with a tan head. Surprisingly full-on aroma of molasses, licorice, roasted malt. Palate is much more as expected: smooth and a bit on the thin side. Sweet with dark sugars, licorice, mocha, some slightly astringent roasted malt. Refreshing.
Alexi91 (437) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Bottle. Supplier: ASDA (Bristol). Roasted richness with smoky aftertaste.
imdownthepub (12595) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled, 500ml from Tesco in Banbury, Oxon. Very dark brown with off white head. There is a sweet, caramel flavour from the start of this, boiled sweets with a boiled vegetable bitterness alongside. Toffee in the close. Fairly dull.
kerenmk (3807) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’ place. Thanks Stas and Max. Black and headless. Roasty and malty and very bready aroma. Mildly bitter and malty taste. Medium body, malty, a little dry and bready finish.
DSG (10563) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 22, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks Max & Stas. Very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of malt, toast, nuts, caramel, a bit of vegetables. Sweeetish flavor, toasty, slightly roasty, with nuts, caramel, and a drier finish with a bitterish note. Light to medium-bodied.
AtronSeige (1138) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Medium rich chocolate sauce. Medium-light dried fruits.
Appearance: Very dark brown with ruby highlights. Small, light-brown head with low retention.
Flavour: Medium-high roasty, coffee. Medium-light chocolate. Light grapes. Medium bitterness. Dry finish with lingering roastiness/bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Great beer. Quite roasty.
500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!
Hanoi (753) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bose is lactose, hazelnut, milk chocolate, cram and vanilla - sounds nicer than it is. Taste is very muted, very light chocolate as the dominating tone, with a light raisin and nut leading to lactose with a slightly acidic cardboard finish which detracts. Mouthfeel is fine but too carbonated.
Not particularly nice, I need to try it on cask.
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 15, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Absolutely black with an ugly covering of greyish head. There are aromas of stale caramels, dodgy chocolates and maybe a hint of cola nut. This is replicated in the flavour with a body that was surprisingly astringent. There was a lingering impression of boiled tar and disappointment.
bhensonb (13528) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 2010 file notes. Brown pour. Sweet malt aroma. Tastes chocolate and dark malt. Liked it.
mR_fr0g (7846) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at home from ocado. Dark brwon / reddy coloured pour with a fleeting cream head. Aroma is faint roast, malts, dark fruiits, raisin. Flavour is semi rich figs and raisin with a little sharpness. Nice roast roast and choc malts round it out. Palate is medium bodied with moderate carbonation.