maeib (8041) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Canned. A black coloured mild with a tight beige coloured head. The aroma is a little lactic and is obviously thin. The taste also has lactic qualitles but there is some roasted malt. Thin and weak and pasteurized but drinkable.
Jukkabro (3485) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Near black colored, little beige head. Strongly chocolaty aroma with obvious toffee, coffee-roastiness and mild smoke, rich aroma. Thin to medium bodied. Flavor is also sweet with roastiness and chocolaty-toffee, aftertaste dries mildly, still chocolate there.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good greige, dense head over fully dark-brown beer. Slightly sourish, oatmeal (even when rather wheat is used), bit of tobacco and slightly mineral. Soft sweet, with a lot of tobacco ash, and a sweetness that is not sugary. Lactose? Browning sugar adding. And a bit of dates’ flavour. Despite the strange sweet taste, it is rather dry. Sweetness is more outspoken in the aftertaste. And appropriate British light. Remarkable for such a light beer. Still this is not something I’d see myself drinking all right.
Thanks to Dann P
berkshirejohn (3964) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
440 ml can.
Official Beer of Liverpool ’08 - European Capital of Culture - no less!
An attractive deep black with a cream head; smoky, malty aroma; first impression in the mouth is dry and smooth, very much like an Irish stout, but then develops into a whole spectrum of flavours; sweet, malt, fruit, dry, smoke, coffee, quinine; leading to a soothing dry coffee aftertaste. An exceptional beer, given the alocohol content and price.
DruncanVeasey (6604) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
440ml tin(s). Thick, treacly jet-black pour. Sweet smoky nose. Malt whiskey smoky with a burnt toast bitterness, firm graininess and cigar-like lingering tobacco aftertaste. Maybe a touch of brine in the nose reminiscent of Kelpie. Praise indeed. More body and character than some stouts 2% stronger. The most standing-too-close-to-a-bonfire smoky beer I’ve sampled to date. Mellow, charred-to-a-cinder and lovely.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from Asda. Sweet, malty canned mild with chocolate. Fuller body than many others like it but still a little bland.
Doppelganger (1387) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - OCT 10, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. This was a nice little surprise. Pours from the can a caramel highlighted black, easily dark enough to be a porter, with a dense streaky cap of tan. Soft sweet malt aroma. Sweet caramel flavor with a touch of roast. Light and very drinkable, but not thin. The overall effect is like a grown-up soda. I don’t quite know what it is about this beer, but it makes me irrationally pleased to sip, in a way that I don’t expect from something so mild mannered. Never had anything quite like it.
Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 12, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2007 can
opaque dark black colour with almost no foam remaining; roasted coffeish nose with notes of licorice and chocolate; moderate malt body; creamy, low carbonation; roasty moderfately coffeish aftertaste with a touch of bitterness - impressive character with so few alcohol
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - DEC 26, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black color. Light roasted malt aroma. Medium body, some malt and roasted malt, milky. Strange.
craigbeerlover (11) - ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Chocolatey malty flavour, bit too carbonated for my liking.
But its drinkable.