SlackerMads (1681) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cask. Dark brown close to black with a medium sized frothy beige head. Taste is mostly sour with some light acetone and lactic flavours. Buttery mouthfeel. No thanks.
gegwilson (1389) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was delighted to see this on the bar at the Carlisle Wetherspoons as the full strength version is a favourite. Poured mahogany with a tan head. Starts a little sharp and thin, but the flavour really kicks in in the aftertaste with delicious chocolate and coffee notes that are reminiscent of the original. The lower ABV makes it very easy drinking. Good beer.
BeerViking (2643) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Ealing JDW, near black with a lasting tan head and aromas of coffee and wine. Ashy-dry and fruity, with light cocoa and plumminess, a burnt bitterness. Delicious.
harrisoni (14021) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask handpull at Lord Moon of the Mall Spoons. Black beer lasting tan head. Chocolate and roast malt on the aroma. It’s good condition. Finish has roast some toast. Quite a dry beer. Quite a decent dark beer.
vanvenlo (1287) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Vintage Cellars bottle(18-Oct-2014)Sweet choc herbal aroma.Black,solid brown head&sheet lacing.Sweet choc herbal flavour. Bitter dark chocolate herbal finish&metallic herbal choc aftertaste.
davidtjm (517) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask JDW. Pour is black with a caramel head, aroma is malty, coffee. Taste is toffee, light coffee and some malt, quite thin and watery. Decent
DrSilverworm (6818) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster on tap at Ei8ht Ball. Labeled 4.5% on the menu. Very dark brown, near-black color. Kind of reddish clear around the bottom edges. Thin tan head. Leaves good ridges and spreads of lace. Lighter body, but good chewy texture to it, nice full feel. Good bigger roast malt, some coffee, dark fruit, dark chocolate. Earthy bitter hop. Moderate bitter taste, lighter sweet. Solid stuff, pretty good. Better than expected. Big flavor and taste for the low alcohol.
dlovell2 (860) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at MacLaomainn’s Scottish Pub. Pours black with a tan head. Dark roasted malt aroma with some chocolate. Very smooth mouth feel. Nice roasted malt flavor with dark chocolate notes, dark dried fruit and coffee. Finish is coffee bitterness. Really nice beer.
HoppyScallywag (72) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I actually tried this the other day and my beer rating app crashed and wouldn't let me upload my review. Now it's not the freshest thing on my mind.
All I really remember was comparing it to a chocolately porter. It was smooth and I would get it again.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Beese (2035) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 11 Feb 2013. Poured black, with a dense beige head. Aroma was really sweet, cheap chocolate, caramel and liquorice. Flavours slightly less so; cocoa, dark fruits and roasted malt. Finish was sweetened coffee, Oxo and burnt malt.