Westkyoto77 (515) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 10, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Wasn't super impressed with this, but warmed to it as it warmed. Pitch black with rather insipid head. Notes of dark chocolate, prunes, and sourish malt. Fairly light and fizzy for an ale. Opened up a little. Malty cola aftertaste. Passable, but there are many more better dark ales than this.
Jimthechap (1621) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber brown colour with a whitish head with an aroma that leans toward the typically fruity cogniscant of Cooper’s other products. The flavour has some dusty coffee and orange skinned apples and then along comes some twinges of hoppy bitterness. It dries out on the finish. Tasty enough.
Stoogemobile (16) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A little bit light in the body. Rasins and malt but not much else. It’s pretty refreshing for a dark beer. Not a lot of hop action going on
vinhol (265) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 nil bottle roasted malty aroma deep brown in colour malty taste and old favorate good stuff
gnoff (7783) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 375 ml from Dan Murphy’s, Eltham (Melbourne), on July 30, 2013.
Clear dark brown color, small light brown head. Sweet, malty, toffee scent. Dry, malty taste. Dry, grainy, metallic aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high dry grainy bitterness.
mattyhennessy (289) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - AUG 19, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap. Pours a rich brown with an off white head. Toasty caramel and chocolate flavours with a nutty aftertaste. Light bodied with medium carbonation. A decent dark ale, yet nothing specctacular.
Rob_D_UK (752) - Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Toasted grain, dark caramel nose. Small beige head. Ruddy red hue. Plesant nuttiness, caramel, lightly burnt toast, thin bdy, kinda watery, lacking in any real flavor, shorth acidic coffee finish.
imdownthepub (10141) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled, 375ml from Beers of Europe, Norfolk. Muddy brown with off white head. Initially there is a fairly chalky, malty note with caramel and some bitterness. This develops on to a light sweetness plus a little boiled vegetable, a hint of cabbage. Malty finish. It’s ok.
jkwalking05 (3705) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Dark mahagony brown with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma is of cola, medicine and raisin. Taste is of cola, malt and raisins.
StuffWine (128) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a dark hazy brown with short lasting tan head. Aroma of light malt and a touch of toffee. Taste of wheat, brown bread, and a hint of yeast sourness. Moderate body, a little watery on palate, moderately long soft bitter finish. A good sessional beer when lager is just too boring.