MacMoney (735) - Alabama, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
250ml cask. Pours dark, almost black, with an off-white head. Aroma is of roasted malts, caramel and liquorice. Taste is sweet malts with some caramel and raisins. Palate is oily and medium with little carbonation.
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2008 amazing christmas time beer. smell resembles cereal with berries. its sweet with a light toastedness. berries in the beginning and a whiney sourness. really a special beer.
Nocturne (381) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Port St. Beer House, Manchester. Pours a deep brown with an off-white head. Really explodes on the tongue with hops, sugar. dark fruits... this seems to have it all. Sticky and a bit viscous. It could’ve been a porter, a black IPA, a Belgian strong ale or anything in between. Really nice.
smashteroid (262) - Alabama, USA - MAR 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served from cask. Pours dark black with a thich off-white head. Smelled of malts, chocolate, and dried fruit (?), Taste was roasted malts, chocolate, with slight hop bitterness. Nice alcohol warming finish.
bman1986 (173) - Broadstairs, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a fantastic beer! Increibly powerful in both aroma and flavour, really knocks you for six. Fruity with a little chocolate and a lovely tartness. I made the mistake of having 3 pints, that was my night over...
Jacob23_5 (128) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Red-black, nice foamy layer of head. Nose of banana, marzipan, touch of coffee roastiness. Flavours similar, but with more mocha, vanilla, pine, raisins and warming boozeyness. Very good indeed.
TomSpears (65) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottled with live yeast. A strong winter warmer with roasted chestnuts and all manner of chocolate insects crawling down the gulliver to bounce around the head singing like heavenly angles. A critical mass indeed. Send up the rockets.
craigjbass (6) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2011 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of the best beers I’ve had. Such an explosion of taste that work so well together. Smells of liquorish... it’s there in the taste. Very obvious roasted malts. Looks oily on the surface and goes down very thick. Very strong only at christmas.