BrotherLogic (252) - California, USA - APR 7, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Masterful brew - classic Thornbridge: at once both defining and redefining a style. Rich and heady with the honey packing a punch. Not an imperial stout but a clear traditional ale. Not much else to say but this is one of the best english regular beers - file in the same category as VIntage Ale etc.
nickd717 (3993) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 27, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, this is a new, great beer I hadn’t had before. Being a ticker pays off sometimes, when other clowns are all up in Safeway grabbing their 200th six pack of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. 500ml bottle pours black in color with a one finger brown head that leaves thick lacing on the glass. The aroma is so big & rich that you expect to hear "Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy" coming from it. Nutty and chocolatey with espresso, vinous dark fruit notes, honey, anise, and smoke. The flavor starts with sweet molasses, syrup, and semisweet dark chocolate, goes through overripe dark fruits, prunes and plums, and finishes with a peaty, smoky scotchy finish. Significant bitter hoppiness on the finish. Wow. The closest thing I’ve ever had to this is Hair of the Dog Adam, which it goes without saying is amazeballs. Medium-plus bodied, not overly syrupy. Overall a really phenomenal, refined beer. Best English beer evs? Maybe.
MonsterMagnet (948) - NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, pours black with a dark tan head. Thick, smooth, creamy and complex. Dark chocolate, soft espresso, nuts, vanilla, dark fruit, fudge, bit of peat, wood, somewhat boozy. Great stuff.
AlainG (1800) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 30, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Une grosse mousse beige capitonnée recouvre un liquide noir. Les arômes sont de grains grillés, de fruits foncés secs, de miel et d’herbes fraîches. Ça sent bon. Les saveurs sont un mélange de tout ça, où la finale joue du côté de l’acidité. Des pointes de torréfaction au-dessus d’une présence imposante d’alcool, qui lui, reste supportable. La touche sucrée est semblable à de l’hydromel. Des noix? Rôties? Pas certain que ça soit ça… (MA 13.03.20) (1769-100316)
andrepintado (2416) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - MAR 8, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle. Dark bottle. Thin brown head. Medium light sweetness. Medium bitterness. Aroma is chocolate, pepper, chilli, bourbon, red wine, herby. This is very good!
likeatrainwreck (372) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lovely stuff. Rich and boozy, great velvety mouthfeel. Slight honey sweetness, licorice, faint coffee and chocolate. Soft carb. Great old ale.
Bov (11456) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 5, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
from Drinks of the World - black beer under a firm and long lasting dark beige foam; rich aroma of licorice, figs, earth and molasses; creamy palate, thick and full-bodied, bitter and fairly salty; long warming malty finish, herbaceous with more notes of licorice and molasses - strong, complex and beautiful
androman (1435) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl shared bottle at home from Plan B,Rotterdam. Nose is red wine and roasted malt. Body is pitch black, head is medium, brownish, slightly fizzy, average lasting, good lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, dried fruits, honey, red wine, chocolate, licorice. Light sweet, heavy roasty bitter, light fruity sour. Finish is long lasting roasty heavy bitter, wineish medium sour, medium alcohol warmth. Full body, sticky texture, soft carbonation. A bit heavy, interesting, very unique, nice one.
johndoughty (4725) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with a small head. Lovely full bodied complex flavour but surprisingly unstated considering its strength. Whilst some may see this as a criticism I just think it points to the skills that this brewery possess. Definitely one worth trying.
wekker84 (2110) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle a black colored beer with a beige head aroma malts spicy oak caramel dark fruits and hops flavor malts citrus fruits spicy oak dark fruits coffee caramel spicy and bitter hops
Rask0lnikov (431) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark Brown or even Black Color. Powerful aroma of dark fruits. Hints of plum. Coffee in the middle with hints of dark bread and raisins. Port wine in the finish. Not really heavy bodied, nicely balanced, interesting beer. However, would have expected something even more powerful.