CanCrusher (780) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - SEP 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark amber red color with light brown, long lasting head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel and dark chocolate. Taste is sweety/bitter combination. Sweet in start (but not too sweet) and moderate bitter in finish. Light to medium body with texture somwhere between watery and oily. Nice one.
AshtonMcCobb (4200) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle from Gordon and MacPhail. Pours a chestnut colour with a good head. The nose has toffee with some ginger biscuits on the finish. The taste has ginger, liquorice and strong malt profile. In fact, there is a lot that reminds me of treacle bread. The palate is medium to full bodied with a tangy texture and a long but slightly cloying finish. Overall, this gets better the more I drink it. Itís slightly unbalanced, but it is complex.
OllieBBommel (1310) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@home (0,5l) Head cream colored, shrinking but stays. Color coca cola. Aroma sweet, malt. Taste malt, a little watery. Palate dry finish, soft. Overall good beer, by drinker.
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown with a ruby tint. Nice nose with roasted malts showing as caramel and hazelnut. Full bodied with caramel and chocolate on entry, leading to some apples and pears on the finish. Low carbonation and a soft mouthfeel.
rauchbierlover (638) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark ruby body with a foamy white head. Aroma of cherry, caramel. Taste is roasted malt, some cherry again. Body is medium (a bit like the doppelbock style). Nice one.
Darwenus (690) - Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
I poured it, raised it to my nose, and was hit with a really deep, strong, black cherry and roasted malt smell. And then, the flavor. Wow. The cherry in the aroma isnít a strong presence in the taste, what I noticed instead was big, smokey, rich malt. Caramel tones, a little coffee, too. This stuff really h as a presence.
keepersj12 (2985) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruity sweet aroma with some caramel and roast malt. The flavor is similar to the aroma with a little bit more roastiness. nice lively feel and a dry finish. The best part of this beer is holding it to the light and seeing the red hue, beautiful.
fiveacestx (838) - Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle - pours dark brown with a dissipating head. Has a light malty aroma and a taste of toast. The finish was a little on the thin (watery) side.
robgibbens (424) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark drown amber color. Head is short and provides some lacing. Malty aroma with scotch and alcohol notes. The taste is somewhat sweet and dry with a nice crisp finish.
caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours very dark red-brown with a slight light brown head, fading to weak lacing. Nose is fairly weak and typical of the style, with raisins and brown sugar balanced against very floral hops and a touch of wood. Flavor follows suit and is more bland than I expected; none of the "strength of this great Knight" showed up in the beer, it seems. Flavor is standard weak ESB with a little extra caramel and on the short side with the hops. Finish is virtually nothing. Snooze fest.