Brewergeth (4) - Caerffili, WALES - NOV 13, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Nice and smooth for a dark ale. Nice choclate and coffee flavours that doesnt over power.
Don2711 (309) - - MAY 18, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2015 Must try a second pint another day as already have had something else. That said good dark chestnut appearance. Coffee and chocolate aromas. That carries on into the taste and delightful bitterness. Good one. Even better at second tasting.
jurasik (5) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
Very nice dark beer, smooth & smokey with a chocolate flavour. Go buy some now, you won’t regret it.
bpreo (2266) - 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".
seymour (1799) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - MAY 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2015 Tasted from a cool-looking brown pint bottle into a nonic pint glass (sorry, no Anglo-Saxon skulls handy). It poured an almost opaque, very dark reddish brown colour with fluffy, beige foam, deep banks of spritzy little bubbles, and lots of lace. Aromas and flavours of husky grains, chocolate malt, black malt, toast, medium-roast coffee, burnt orange English hops notes. Palate was light, crisp, tart, bright acidity, not as full-bodied as they claim, but definitely complex and very refreshing which is a tough combo. Delicious. I want more.
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2015 1)Spoonsfest #37, The Babington, Derby, 11/04/14. Heavy ruby swathed with beige. This is good; soft smoked chocolate and tobacco; Imperial Leather and lactic alkalinity, good roasted nut finish. Nose is roasted veg, D&B, oak and malt loaf. Elegant little sipper. 747414,
2) The Felix, Nuneaton. Sneaking lychee nose with molten Neopolitan aspects and barely a puff of coal dust. Deep layered ruby with a tight cream foam lacing ornately with each sip. Mild leaning towards BIPA with shavings of bitter chocolate, cocoa, blueberry and delicate lychee hop. Let’s call it New World Mild. Almost a perfect sessions beer showcasing everything great about British cask beer and Pacific hops one handy pint size package.
ianwelby (870) - SCOTLAND - APR 11, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear black beer with a thick and bubbly beige head. Light aroma of malt. Flavour has a lot going on. Fruit up front very briefly, malty chocolate, a bit of coffee in there but then a nice dose of bitter, grassy hop to mix things up. Has a nice, rich body too. A great beer.
puboflyons (2783) - 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.
EtTuCthulhu (1387) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer pours an extremely clear chestnut color with a giant off-white head, and the aroma blends dough yeast with caramel and roasted malts. The taste is quite umami, slightly sweet, and a touch sour, but that sourness grows slightly. The palate combines a soft carbonation, medium body, slick and thin texture, and a malty finish that doesn’t quite match the flavor but isn’t unpleasant.
cgarvieuk (19017) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the standing order... Deep red brown... Soft dark fruits.. Soft malts nose... Dark roast... Light bitter roast... Dark berry chocolate fruits