whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky chestnut body with a modest, loose and short-lived beige head. Strong malty aroma of fresh wort, pleasant fruity English malt, notes of tobacco and black tea, and lots of earthy, organic tones. Flavor is of well-caramelized malt and tart plums. Has a nice full-flavored blend of light sweetness and notable tart and bitter qualities. Palate is lighter than anticipated given the ample flavor. A nice, complex but reasonably light drinking beer.
Tmoney99 (13466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark black color with an average frothy light brown head that lasted. Heavy roasted malt and toffee aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture. Flavor is a heavy sweet with a light bitter finish of long duration. Very good brew.
The Etruscan (629) - Tuscany, ITALY - JAN 6, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beige weak head. Dark amber-mahogany color. Aroma is malty with dark fruits, caramel, nuts and roasty notes. Flavor is sweet with fruity (raisins) and light wooden tones, ending in a moderately dry bitter finish. Medium to full bodied.
pals (17) - DENMARK - JAN 4, 2006
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Darkbrown reddish color, very short-lasting tanned head. Smells of red grapes/ red wine and oak. Tastes of thinned red wine, small hint of caramel and oak.. if it werent for the foam, i wouldnt call it beer... Very nice palate though, gentle and soft.
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark, dark brown - almost black. In fact, it poured a bit like a cola. Sweet berry fruits in the aroma, along with licorice. On tasting I could detect some burnt toffee, with a whiskey feel coming through on the aftertaste, probably from the oak. There is some shallow bitterness, but it seems to be layered on top rather than integrated, and a sweetness that seems to contrast rather than complement. A medium body, and average carbonation. I was hoping for a little more from this, as it didn’t live up to the aroma and tasted a little artificial.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark reddish brown color. Aromas of wood, dark fruit, and some sweetness. Flavors of whiskey?, caramel, and some faint hops.
mik82 (34) - ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from Morrisons. Pleased to find this one lurking on the shelves. Reddish brown colour with a good depth of flavour and slightly sweet finish. Not really a beer to drink lots of but a nice treat.
DuffMan (9541) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark cherry-red brown, rich aromas of sour mash, oak, brown sugar and toffee. Scotchy and winey, sour cherries, walnuts, bitter chocolate and rich roasted malt. Fantastic, complex, and worth the money.
harrisoni (17282) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Morrisons. Deep ruby in colour with thin beige head. Slightly sour with some liquorice. Some nice malt fruit, some brown sugar. Some sourness towards end and some hop. Not bad
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Vintage 1996. Very dark brown, almost black, with only the tiniest head. Very full-bodied with a vinous character and a vague metallic edge. Very characterful beer, lots of personality here. 290800