gunnar (6424) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from myBrewerytap.com. Pours dark brown with a big spongy light tanned head. Aroma is herbal malty, with blackcurrant and minty notes. Taste is dry resiny hops,blackcurrant and herbs in the front seat. Lingering herbal and resiny, light sweet nutty malt mix. Very good, sharp and intriguing.
madmitch76 (18174) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
26th January 2010
On tap somwhere! Clear dark amber beer. Light dry palate. Full on flavours! Noticeably hoppy but with black tea that would be served in the Far East - aromatic and floral. Finishes dry. Unusual and bears some resemblance to the better Black IPAs.
stravale (2495) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUN 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Bandstand Bar, Nairn 050612
Dark brown, frothy off white tan head, good lacing
Aroma - roasted malts, soft cocoa, dark malts, quite a lot of cocoa, but not a lot on the nose
Taste - roasted malts, dark fruity malts, dark caramel malts, bitter fruity hops, lot of flavour
Palate - soft carb, medium body, soft bitter roast palate. Finish - bit over-lingering bitter roast palate
Overall - Quite a good pint, but it didn’t impress me that much
jamestulloch (2143) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2013 Aroma: Berries, coffee beans, light fruity hints and floral hops.
Appearance: Dark ruby body with a huge lasting tan head. Lots of sticky lacing.
Taste: Sweet chocolatey malt with a fruity, bittering hop presence - really well balanced. Liquorice, plum and orange notes. A delicious beer.
Palate: Medium body with a smooth, slightly oily palate. Soft carbonation.
Overall: Another gem from Fyne Ales - certainly one of their best beers. Good in bottle, excellent in cask.
ads135 (3357) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 3, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2013 Pours dark brown with an off white head. Medium body. Roasted coffe aroma, some licorice, wet wood. Tastes of coffee, some black pepper in the aftertaste. Tried with mom and dad in Brighton after picking these bottles up in Canterbury in 2012.
Tried again at BBF 2013.
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yum. Tastes gorgeous, but it doesn’t linger for long. I could drink lots through and am looking forward to more from Fyne :)
saxo (14844) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are rich hops, flowers, peach, pine caramel, nuts and malt. Yummy!
Rasmus40 (13912) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and mdoerate hoppy - citrus. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 010512
chrisv10 (12659) - DENMARK - MAY 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 4.4%. Dark amber with medium tan head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, citrus and grapefruit. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, citrus, little sweet, grapefruit and medium bitter.
Beersiveknown (3952) - NORTHERN IRELAND - APR 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark ruby with fluffy whitehead, sweet caramel, apples and rasins on the nose. Tastes of a caramel flavoured lattewith a gentle bitterness to finish.