Beese (1625) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Red Squirrel Chesham Brewery Store. Poured a hazy deep ruby colour, with a dense, off white head. Aroma of black cherries, port, grapes and a slight medicinal note. Malty flavours; some red currant and grassy hop bitterness. Finish was dark rum, molasses and straw.
zacgillbanks (2244) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Open All Hours Keswick. A black-brown beer with very rich, sweet red fruity notes, liquorice and chocolate flavours with vanilla hints on the creamy finish.
johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sour mash nose with plenty of hop spice coming through. Flavour is deeply vinous with a strong malty sweetness - golden syrup, treacle, this sort of thing. Finish has a good underpinning bitterness but this one is slightly out of balance with a bit too much sweet malt making it ever so slightly cloying. Nevertheless, a pleasant enough drop.
tyler_durden (116) - ITALY - FEB 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ il pretesto. It pours brown with a huge beige head on top. Aroma is hop and fruit. Sweet flavor with a good balancing bitterness. Very good beer!
RichTheVillan (2681) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Stirchley Wines; pours almost black, malt and raisin aroma, I can only agree with other reviewers tastes like an Abbey. Has complex flavours quite big ABV which I can definitely taste.
anders37 (16537) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty caramel aroma. Sweetish malty caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty caramel and chocolate finish.
lembeek (143) - ITALY - SEP 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Colore tonaca di frate, schiuma bianca persistente. Aroma di malto con note tostate e vanigliate e sentori di cioccolato e prugne. Al palato dolce, con un amaro moderato. Alcol ben mascherato
Beersiveknown (2844) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 12, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle@home from Trembling Madness
Dark ruby with lively carbonation and large beige head. Banana peel, soap powder and custard. Really high carbonation, alcohol really boisterous obscuring most of the flavours, burning the mouth and throat. Astringent coffee on swallow. Not nice unfortunately.
knickskicks (692) - - AUG 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour. Dark brown with a light beige head. Banana, yeast, alcohol, and veggies in the nose. Taste is banana, chocolate, juicy hops, brown sugar, and bread. Reminds me of some Belgian strong ales I’ve had.
merseybrew (82) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
absolutely stunning beer from the inimitable mr bailey a total fusion of dark malts and hops , licourice on the nose and palate followed by a big hit of citrussy hops, utter heaven!