Holmen2 (682) - NORWAY - FEB 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear brown / dark ruby. Foamy and persistent beige head. Sweet aroma of cherries, red grapes, caramel, sweet malt and fruit cake. Taste is fruity and sweetly refreshing, like Waldorf salad.
Graham77 (229) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 25, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Dark, almost black ale but with a slight reddish hue. This is a terrific dark ale with a lovely dry finish. Smooth on the palate and well balanced in terms of flavour. I will definitely buy this one again.
MarkoNm (434) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JAN 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light brown color, completely clear, with some reddish undertone. About two fingers of white head quickly settles to just a miniature brim around the edge.
The aroma is extremely pleasant - chocolatey smell is complemented by some roasted malts and just a little coffee.
The creamy taste has the initial bitter kick, but is followed by moderate bitterness and some roastiness as well.
There is another bitter kick in the finish.
allmyvinyl (2868) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 9, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle at home. Pours a dark reddish brown, thin, short-lived white head. Aromas of iron and toffee. Taste is sweet. Chocolate at the end. Thin, but ok.
BeerSkull (1234) - SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle). Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. The taste is malty with a hint of slightly sweet caramel. The taste is quite thin, a bit watery.
themightyjag (162) - - NOV 11, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle, thanks to Rev.
Large tan head, some nice lacing. Dark ruby body. Nose is grass and straw, a little fruit. Flavour of biscuit, dark fruit. Aftertaste not very bitter, almost tangy. Decent mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Tastes like it would go well with Christmas cake.
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle on the train from Wick to Thurso, thanks to Big, 20/10/13.
Chestnut brown with a good sized light beige covering.
Nose is toffee, biscuit malt, dark fruit tang.
Taste comprises toffee, biscuit, dark fruit tones, brown bread dough/cake mix.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation with malt lead bitterness in the finish.
mr_h (2736) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Morrisons, Ayr - dark brown with a reddish tint, good bubbly beige head, fruity malty aroma, sporadic lacing, sweet, malty and berry fruits flavour, cabonation just on the high side of moderate, slightly bitter finish
Stuartyboy (598) - SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with Mr_H a dark ruby beer sweet fruit malty undertones simular to the exciseman 80/ from the same brewery
mzaar (1522) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaska. Doftar karamell, fruktkaka, choklad, fikon och röda bär. Mjuk beska i smaken, där karamell, lime, choklad och svagt av soja ger en trevlig öl.