SilkTork (5068) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle conditioned. Absolute gusher. Deeply gorgeous. This is an Old Ale based on a recipe from 1937 for Whitaker's Old Tom. Toffee flavours mix happily with oak aged wine, lettuce, and a little sour fruit. Saaz hops in the finish. Brilliant!
joet (2039) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 2, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
wow, tobacco, toasty, foaming on the tongue, the roasty malts dampen into earthy hops and leaves-in-the-fall in a big round mouthfull.
Sigmund (4664) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 24, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle, bought in Scarborough. Bottle conditioned. ABV is 5.0%. Copper coloured beer with a large and lasting creamy tan head. Pleasant aroma of fruity hops and malt. Lovely malty flavour with some caramel and fruity hops. A very nice and drinkable beer indeed.
simonblaine (221) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: chocolate, nuts, caramel, frothy head, this is absolutely delicious. Another great beer from the Durham Brewery
jamesie1857 (1184) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle - a lovely beer. Pours a deep ruby - nearly black - with a thick white head which lasts throughout. Nice smoky aroma, with hints of burnt cereal. Nice earthy bite with a good mouth feel and an after taste of toast. Very good.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - AUG 25, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hmm, how did this wind up at the Dallas tasting of August 2003? Dark, nice smooth head. More porter-esque than a bitter, which the label claims. Chocolate-coffee, thick and hearty mouthfeel. Nice lingering finish.
Whelk (123) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark reddish-brown with a tight off-white head. Aroma is strong fruit, earthy cellar, and light hops. Taste is roasty, toasty malts that fade to an astringent, herbal dry finish. Some cinnamon/cloves as well.
yespr (29417) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2008 Århus2008. 50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden amber with a fully diminished white head. Aroma is mild breadish. Flavour is mild breadish and dry hoppy with a mild spice note. Breadish dry finish.6-3-6-3-13=3.1
From cask at Three Judges. Pours golden deep amber to to brown with a small light tan head. Mild breadish and roasted malt aroma. Smooth and slight chocolate like. Vibrant caramelish dark flavoured with a light chocolate note and bit of liqourice. Light sweetness slowly appearing to an otherwise solid biter and roasted brew. Smooth roasted malty finish. Lovely.7-4-8-4-16=3.9
Bov (8981) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 16, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
courtesy of Toni Flükiger - dark brown colour with a ruby hue; huge foamy beige head; nice lace; subtle aroma of toasted malts, caramel and prune; solid carbonation, medium-bodied, moderate bitterness; aftertaste of ashes and prune - unusual and deeply interesting
thewolf (10701) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 8, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a beautiful dark amber. Head is of medium size, off white and a touch foamy. Aroma is based around a malty caramel-ness. Mouthfeel is round, but still has lots of small bubbles. Flavour has some liquorice, anis, coriander, coffee - some cinnamon. It finishes on a strong dry, woody hops-note.