DruncanVeasey (6810) - NUNEATON, Top 4, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at The Penguin Beer Bobbing/13 Beers of Halloween tasting. Clear ruby under a fine tan slick. Butter, fig, cream and rust aroma. Warming and dried-fruity beyond with notes of malt loaf, cherry stone, raisin, oak and rye bread. Glow, silk and condition. Impressive.
madmitch76 (13043) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
30th March 2008
Dark ale - hides the alcohol well. Smooth and a good balance of malt and hops but not overly in your face.
berkshirejohn (4121) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Westholme Stores, Goring. Deep ruby red with a thick tan head; sour fruit aroma with cherry and plum; thick and oily in the mouth with stewed plums and milk chocolate flavours; then a dry lightly roasted finish.
thewolf (10703) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ Beer Exposed, September 2008.
Pours a nice brown with a small, creamy, off-white, film head. Good lacing. Aroma is sweet, has nuts and is softly roasted. High carbonation, okay mouthfeel. Flavour is a bit metallic, light dry with a touch of chocolate and roasted malts.
Svesse (5821) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, Monk’s Café, Stockholm) Dark brown colour with frothy, beige head. Fruity, malty nose with notes of dried fruit, raisins, prunes and chocolate. Malty, fruity taste with chocolate, dark fruit, prunes, cherries and a chocolatey finish with a slightly spicy bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel with alcohol very well hidden. Very balanced, but lacking some of the character of the cask conditioned version. Still a nice beer.
Dragonblaze99 (354) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red, almost black beer. Whitish head. A nose of chocolate, caramel and hops. Flavour is somewhat fruity. Leaves a lingering bitter aftertaste.
downender (5842) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Pours dark brown with a tight, tan head. Aroma of strong, sweet malt, with a touch of fruit and roastiness. The flavour started sweet with some chocolate before bitter, savoury edges took over ahead of a bitter finish. Very good.
Embrouille (2788) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 20, 2007
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled 50cl. It pours a beautiful dark ruby, almost black beer with a creamy tanned head. A rather heterogenous appearance when poured: Some parts of the head are almost beige (around the glass), other areas are whitish. An impressive nose of chocolate, seaweed, caramel and hops of an excellent blend. The taste is of the same but with hints of wild strawberries. Wonderful full flavours and extremely well balanced. Licorice with a hint of wild strawberries again in the finish. This beer leaves a beautiful lacing. What a beauty! An excellent brewery too..
Quack-Duck (7491) - Down South, GERMANY - JUN 29, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Dark colour, nearly black, large head. Flavours of coffeeand bitter chocolate combined with fruity and citrusy hops, which makes an excellent comination. Dry finish.
imdownthepub (9449) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, 500ml, aged 4yrs. Dark brown with thin tan head. I think the ageing has done this no favours. The beer is a little sluggish with little life. There is still a vinous character with a slightly sour taste of plums and roasted malt. Thick but short finish, drink this fresh.