johndoughty (3875) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pleasant malty aroma upon opening but after that it was all down hill. Some maltiness but very little body.Quite refreshing but lacking in depth and complexity. Perhaps that initial aroma built my hopes up too high.
Fin (7265) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle picked up at Tuckers Maltings Newton Abbot last month. Dark reddish/brown in colour no head too speak of some roasted and malty notes. Taste was more of the same roasty, malty bit on the thin side but pleasant enough.
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Vintage rating from November 2003 (the rating, not the beer). Not too bad for a weak, pasteurised-bottled beer I suppose. Dark red, brown colour. Not much head. Some roast malt flavour and nutty accents. Rather compromised by the cardboardy edge to the aroma and the metallic tang on the palate.
Gethinbeer (2118) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 13, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From bottle. Deep red in appearance with a slight head. Aroma had a lovely hoppy earth to it. I felt this beer had good character, nice and smooth as it went down. Nothing shouting out but went down like a roasted syrup. Surprisingly easy to drink. A very tasty brew. Overall a very pleasant surprise for a dark. Almost the dogs bollocks.
StueyD (1115) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark, reddish brown mild, with a thick white head. A light, bitter sweet nose, a similar aroma to that of liquorice, there is a slight hint of malt too. The taste is again light bodied and smooth, the initial taste is that of malt, but the bitter sweet liquorice element is prominent. There is a slightly yeasty, toasted bread taste towards the finish, which isn’t detracting. The aftertaste is slightly dry, but long and smooth. (Bottle - Purchased from Dent’s Farm Shop, Hilgay, Norfolk).
caesar (4946) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Slightly hazy brown color, short brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, molasses, some black chocolate. Bit sweet and dry taste, some bitterness. Ok.
skortila (4433) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma of mainly, dark, roasted malts. Hazy, brown coloured with a lasting brown, medium head. Taste is slightly bitter, sweet. Light body. Not too great. But tastes okay.
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A bit watery beer, light taste. No alcoholic taste. Dark coloured. Very drinkable, but not especially good.
Garrat (1254) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2008 From the bottle this pours with a great head,some chocolate and a load of roasty malty flavours,some metallic
rauchbier (3596) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, from Tesco in Lincoln. Deep ruby red, good lasting off white head and moderate condition. Faint chocolate, coffee and roast barley aromas, some pleasant fruitiness initially in the mouth with the coffee and roasted notes coming back with time and the chocolate reappearing late on. The finish has hints of chocolate and coffee with a roasted edge that gives it a dryness and the faintest suggestion of smokiness.