FloridaBeerGuy (10) - Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma was lacking but appearance was solid. Great lacing with this one and an appropriate dark coffee like look. nice frothy head. medium bitterness. Decent representation
Jado (388) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear mahogany brown with some russet red highlights, and a thin head that leaves some lacing. Aromas of brown bread, toffee and a floral note are present. The taste is dried fruit (figs?), plum, toast and a bit of chocolate with some light brown sugar sweetness. This is a smooth and well rounded beer; nothing too aggressive. It all works quite well together, but it may be a bit light-bodied.
hrothgar950 (139) - Mabelvale, Arkansas, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep coppery brown with a quickly dissipating tan head. Roasted caramel malt aroma. Fairly bitter with a toffee-like backbone.
micmillon18 (25) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 8, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into a pint glass from a 500 ml bottle. Pours a deep mahogany with a small creamy white head. Holding it up to the light reveals nice ruby hues along the edges of the glass. Scents of dark fruits, toffee, and bittersweet chocolate. Delicious flavors reflect the nose; dark fruits, dark chocolate features prominently finishing with coffee-like bitterness. There’s some mild smokiness in the aftertaste, reminiscent of good dark roasted coffee. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. The many layers make this one to seek out and with its palatable/ session qualities, its one to keep around. The perfect session ale.
bpreo (1312) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
a very mild ale, for sure. only 4% alcohol, which is weak and disappointing. still, it’s a nice tasting "dark ale".
puboflyons (1675) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the 25 fl. oz. bottle stamped on the back 10.10.2013 so I assume that is an expiration date. The pour is a beautiful dark mahogany with a velvet off-white head and silky lacing clinging to the pint glass. The aroma is dark, smoky, licorice, and chocolate-like. It has the aromatic character of a Porter. The body is bold. The taste begins sweet with a slight acidity and a moderate finish.
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - DEC 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bad at all! Lots of velvet texture, loads and loads of chocolate malt (yumyum) which has hints of vanilla, and then toasty caramel and hints of strong coffee on the finish.
thornecb (3970) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep mahogany into an english pint. Tan head with good retention recedes leaving sheet lacing. Sweet dark caramel aromas. Thin with dark caramel and pit fruit upfront turning slightly metallic in the lasting bitter soy finish.
jmgreenuk (2611) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Tesco. Clear reddish brown pour with a thin tan quickly dispersing head. Weak, slightly malty aroma, leading to a smooth, malty flavour with hints of chocolate and liquorice. A lovely ale.
kermis (3666) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared from John. Pours clear brown with a tan head. Aroma of toasted malt, nut, caramel and a little burnt. Flavour is light moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.