milewide (1593) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Concept far exceeds brew! Bland, sweet, taste and light brown color. Thin! I didn’t detect any salty contribution.
allmyvinyl (4442) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours clear dark brown, thick beige head. Aromas of chocolate and malt... So maltesers then. Taste had a very faint saltiness, but you need to search for it. Otherwise, chocolate malt. Nice enough, if a little thin.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The Sir Walter Scott (JDW), Edinburgh Airport on 20 May. Poured a very dark ruby, near black, with a dense creamy head and excellent lacing. Malty aroma, with some brown sugar and herbal notes. Flavours of hay, molasses and tobacco. Finish was coffee, burnt sugar and grain.
ComradeK (1058) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottles. Pours a clear deep ruby, with a small off-white head, which lasts reasonably well and leaves a little lacing. Slight seaweed notes mix with toffee and chocolate malt in the aroma. Briny seaweed and citrus hops up front give way to a malty body of chocolate and rye toast. Mild leafy hops and a touch more seaweed come in at the finish. I’m not really sold on this one: I don’t feel that the seaweed adds all that much to what is otherwise a fairly plain brown ale.
DroolYeast (309) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle @ home.
Aroma of roasted malts.
Very dark brown. Small off-white head, tiny lasting.
Taste is moderate bitterness. Roasted caramel sweetness.
Finish is sweet. Watery texture. Light to average carbonation.
Bif (1577) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark mahogany color with a tan head and ample lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and bit of dark fruit. Taste is similar with roasted malt and chocolate. Light bitterness and a clean finish. Moderate body, smooth and slightly creamy. Nice take on the style.
SilverfoX (469) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2014
3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
had this at a beer festival and must have had it at the end of the night as ive not left any notes that are legible.
edsspoon (571) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours very deep red to black with a fizzy brown head which gradually fades to a ring. Aroma is some hints of orange, coffee, slightly salty with some chocolate notes and nuttiness. Taste is chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. Slightly salty, hints of vanilla. Medium sweet. Very thin body, lightly carbonated. It’s fairly nice.
dlbeer (846) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark pour with tan head. Smells of roasted malts, coffee and slight chocolate. Tastes of the same. Kind of thin and the flavor dies off quickly.
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elbernays (653) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is coffee, malts and nuts, some smoke. Flavour is coffee, nuts, slightly salty, earth. No bitterness. Body is light and the beer is watery as a result.