mik82 (34) - ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Dark brown, tan head. Very well flavoured with malt and caramel. A bit of sweetness. Good, strong ale.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - NOV 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Dark brown with a thin light brown head. Rich, malty, caramel aroma, worming and comforting on a winters day. Pleasantly surprising. A very smooth and appropriate drop on this chilly winters afternoon. Malt dominated after taste with whisky and rum notes to it as well. Warming and charming.
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (from Tesco, BBE Jul 06). Dark brown towards black. Liqourice and dark dry fruits with a strong caramely malt component. Moderately sweet as the caramel flavours become better integrated. Strength not noticeable.
harrisoni (15319) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Tesco. Black beer with thin tight beige head. Tar and liquorice and roasted malts. Some sourness in mouth, then liquorice finish. Some choc and coffee. More like an old ale for me. Nice enough though
RichardGretton (4436) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark beer with a slightly reddish tinge. The aroma is mildly malty, (the caramel and toffee cannot quite get out) and the flavour is sweet, slightly vineous and fruity with a relatively deep bitter finish. Overall a pretty reasonable beer.
Garrat (1311) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From A Bottle.Dark brown in colour with a small fizzy head,aroma is sweet with some hops,taste is sweet with some malt.
rauchbier (3668) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, from Tesco. Deep chestnut red, thin but lasting off white head and moderate condition. Gentle buttery caramel and faint hops in the nose, some more sweet caramel in the mouth with a touch of fruitiness and low flowery hops. Low bitterness in the finish with a touch of fruity sweetness and a faint hint of coconut.