JonMoore (1662) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Opaque dark brown with a slim tan head. Aroma has roasted malts, chocolate, nuts, butter - make that peanuts. Taste is chocolate, dark malts, coffee. Very nice, long bitter aftertaste. Medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. Very drinkable. Damned fine stuff.
urbanviking (26) - Devon, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Gorgeous stuff. Quite a strong ale with a very smooth finish. Hints of toffee and hops on the smell front. Taste is rich and smooth hops with a slight metallic twang which disappears after the second gulp. Not too gassy. Goes great with a bit of Emmental cheese. Top ale! One of my faves.
Embrouille (2778) - 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..
Grzesiek79 (2757) - Radom, POLAND - SEP 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bardzo dobre rubinowo czerwonawe piwo w angielskim stylu Portera. Piana wysoka i trwala. Karmelowy slod lekka orzechowosc i wisniowa owocowosc. Wytrawnosc niewielka po przelknieciu, w smaku slodkawe ale nie przeslodzone. Dobry porter
OwainTurner (271) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells very dark cherry, molasses and roasted sugar. This head, lots of bubble. Very dark cherry red. High carbonation, gorgeous. Very very nicer.
scotty (1015) - SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bought in Tesco. Deep copper colour, thin white(ish) head that lasts well. Good nose of dried friuts and a good hit of roast malt. Full bodied, slightly sweet, robust hops coming through on the finish, this is good!
Philym (367) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Dark brown with a two finger thick ivory head.
Aroma: Raisin, prune, caramel, toasty, floral, vinous and notes of banana.
Taste: Low/medium sweetness, medium bitterness and sourness, dried fruit and caramel with a roastyness.
Palate: Smooth full texture, and a medium body and mouthfeel. Average carbonation with a fairly abrupt finish which leads to a caramel end.
Comments: Very enjoyable and easy to drink.
DruncanVeasey (6643) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, 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.
rauchbier (3503) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Deep red-brown, almost black with a good initial head that soon subsides and moderate condition. Fruity woodiness in the nose, quite complex body with hints of grain, chocolate, licorice and a faint smokey note. Finish starts sweet but becomes roasted and earthy.
StueyD (1001) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep dark, rich chocolate brown ale with a frothy creamy white head. A strong malty aroma with a treacle bitter sweetness. The flavour is of the same smooth bitter sweetness, with toasted malt tones. the finish is slightly zesty, with a liquorice sweetness. (Bottle - Tesco)