mpersinger (360) - , California, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours opaque brown with ruby heart. Roasty aroma leading to upfront sweetness and prominent roasty flavors with port notes and oxidative tones. Full, chewy mouthfeel. Finishes bitter and roasty. (from 2010 tasting notes BJCP study group.)
Luvystypotables (1454) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A roasted chocolate nose with a hint of malt. Pours a clear dark brown color with a lasting tan well laced head. A great taste of chocolate with a hint of roasted malt. A viscous oily feel with a great smoky malt finish.
Simonsen (1045) - NORWAY - APR 29, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaske. Svart, litt oljeaktig konsistens. Noe skum som forsvinner. Noe karbonert. Smaket kaffe, røstet malt, lakris og sjokolade. En meget fin øl som har ganske tykk,nesten Kremet konsistens samtidig som den er veldig lettdrikkelig
Mr_Pink_152 (3125) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Waitrose, black colour with a ran head. Aroma coffee fruity chocolate with a roasted bitterness. Taste roasted bitter. Nice one.
HuskerTan (1427) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - APR 9, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A- Dark chocolate, iron, roasty.
A- Black color, dark liquid, beige head.
T- Dark chocolate, bittersweet, dry, roasty, malty.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, malty finish.
O- Not sure what makes a beer an old ale on here but this is certainly somewhere between a porter or stout for me. Not superbly exciting, but a decent enough brew. Nothing really stood out in it.
AnG_BrgNor (332) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 3, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black with nice head. Aroma is roasted with dark chocolate and woods. Taste is chocolate and roasted. Nice body.
Lore (1900) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark brown colour, medium sized, dense beige head, which disappears quickly; aroma of chocolate, some herbal liqueur notes, maybe earth; taste is also dominated by dark chocolate with some herbal notes and hints of peat and wood; for me, it is more like a porter than an old ale - not an extraordinary, but a really enjoyable one
Pog (4) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 28, 2016 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: chocolate and toasted coffee, roasty. Brown-black colour. White and abundant head, but it disappears quickly. Fine perlage. Pretty bitter but very well balanced with a chocolate hint. Medium to full bodied with lively carbonation. Long and pleasant finish.
A very balanced beer, for people who like bitter beers with a medium carbonation.
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml Bottle from The Library, Durham (£4.75)
Black with a bubbly, light tan head that needs fast pouring to come to life. The aroma is dark and roasty with chocolate as well as an unusual medicinal note. Deep, dark chocolate and charred malt flavours intrigue and entice while it maintains a crisp bitterness to keep it quaffable, all subtlely balanced with creamy toffee tones. Thick and robust yet full of subtle character and enjoyably drinkable.
MarcinG (346) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Butelka 330 ml. Ciemne o brazowej dosc obfitej pianie. Aromat czekolady brazowych cukrow melasy palonych slodow. W smaku delikatne o malym wysyceniu. Wyczuwalne nuty czekolady i palonych slodow .kawy. alkohol gleboko w tle.swietne piwo po kilku tygodniach picia euro lagerow to wydaje sie ambrozja bogow.
ordybill (1156) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Pitch black appearance with a small tan head. The aroma is malt and chocolate, outstanding aroma. Excellent flavor of dark malt. A perfect beer.