zach8270 (3502) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - 330 ml) Deep copper red pour with a thin tan head. Very mild fruity aroma with a very light hint of coffee coming up. Flavor begins with a very dark and tart fruit note mixing quickly with a bitter coffee and roasted malt middle. Bitterness lingers for a bit as the fruit notes fade and leaves a bitter aftertaste.
Derbeth (344) - Kraków, POLAND - OCT 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black colour, beige head that does not stay long, good lacing. Nose is quite intensive dark chocolate, with a something floral. Mouth is surprisingly smooth, a floral accent dominates and roasted malt is just the background; also some liquorice. Light sweetness, light bitterness. Soft carbonation, the beer feels smooth. Somewhat reminds me of Bracia, but of course this one isn’t so intensive in taste. Overall, quite drinkable, quite interesting, but I don’t think I’ll return to it.
PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Does not taste like elderberry, but more like good black smoky black ale. Hints of coffee, smells wonderfully cozy of oil, prunes, rock candy and chocolate. My judgement skill and alcohol tolerance is descending as I taste this - whereas I recognize the excellent experience of how this is, I don’t know how to express it. Smoke is a main theme, viscosity is another.
MrHult (291) - SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaska delad med @thaalcoholic. Svart med ljusbrunt skum. Helt ok ale med lite rostad smak...
charlotte (4262) - rødovre, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle.Dark brown colour with medium beige head.Aroma of elderberry’s roasted malt and wood,good roasted flavour and malty smooth taste light spicy taste and smooth finish.
maneliquor (3156) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample bottle. Actually pretty good. The label doesn’t do much for this which is a shame in regards to selling it but the beer inside is good. Sort of comes across like a slightly tarty dark lager. Definitely a nice ripe berry presence which adds something. Tasty beer
Mibeersnob (50) - Howell, Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into tulip glass. Single finger head. Smell of elderberry comes through. Smell of fruit and hints of bread. Smooth on the palate. Overall, rather good tasting, Would recommend, but drinking more than one at a setting might be difficult.
peponi (394) - POLAND - AUG 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: roasted dark malts, elderberry, roasted seeds of sunflowers.
Appearance: black color, very good beige head.
Taste: low bitterness, dark roasted malts, roasted caramel, elderberry, dark chocolate, coffee substitute, slightly watery.
Palate: low body and medium carbonation, roasted smooth finish.
Overall: Classical / Old ingredients brings to Williams Bros. beers a certain kind of nobleness. That’s what I really like.
MarcoDL (2268) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strange beer. Spicy and grassy, like it’s made from herbs of the woods. At the same time, it has some bitter notes of fruit. Tastes like an old medieval beer.
VastActiv (2897) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0.33l at home, Oulu. Originally rated 04072012. Colour is dark brown with small head. Aromas and flavours: Berries, caramel, sweetness and malts.
jksipa (383) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Pours a dark opaque brown with just a surface film of tan head. Nose is roast malt with caramel, coffee, dark fruits and a hint of vanilla. Medium sweet with cocoa and coffee and light berry notes. Mouth is medium and creamy with soft carbonation.