Leighton (8676) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gravity cask at Wandsworth Halloween Beer Festival, 2010. Pours dark brown, semi-clear, with a light head. Dark, lightly tart fruits, including plum and cherry, and malts in the nose. Fairly sweet, with more fruits such as plum and dark cherry and lightly toasted malts. Medium bodied with soft carbonation and a vinous texture. Finishes sweet, a tad tart, with light roast and mild brown sugar. Overall pretty good.
pivnizub (8376) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUN 16, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Very, very dark reddish-amber coloured, small fluffy tanned head; shy but complex aroma, composed of toasted malt, sweet fruits, coffee and liquorice; robust bitter-sweet flavour, medium bodied; sweetness in the fruity, coffeeish finish. a fine stuff.....
MoritzF (8056) - Bochum, GERMANY - APR 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) Dark brown colour with a ruby shine and a beige and short foamy head. Moderately roasty malty aroma with notes of chocolate, caramel, liquorice-spice and a whiff of dried fruits. Roasty bitter flavour, medium bodied with a modest carbonation. Hearty roasty malty base with hints of molasses, caramel and dark chocolate, accompanied by subtle fruity notes towards the moderately dry and bitter hoppy and roasty finish. Very tasty indeed. 04.VI.07 & 11.III.12
maeib (8051) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A dark brown beer with a purple hue and a small tan coloured head. The aroma has notes of plums and sweet caramel together with a little licquorice. The taste has more dark fruits together with a little chocolate malt and a feel of oil or petrol. A nice tasty fruity, quite full-bodied beer
leaparsons (7493) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very dark beer with a rich biscuit malt body along with smokey toffee notes - one for bonfire night perhaps. There is also a slightly vinous character. This is a little thin in the mouthfeel but still pleasant.
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate: cask at Baker St. ’Sporks.
Thick tan head settled to nothing in about a minute and refuses to come back no matter how much I aggitate it. Fantastic colour though. Almost opaque rich dark amber. Slight off smelling sourness in the aroma spoils the really good earthy malt underneath. Flavour wise, this is lovely stuff. Drinks like a lightish barley wine. Good citric notes, chunky earthy malt with a pronounced sweetness and a glorious tangy feel, almost an old ale like sourness. If you hold it in the mouth it’s almost watery citrus but it’s all about the finish. Awesome sweet and sour blend. Loads of tangy fruit, chewy sweet alcohol and a really pleasing barley wine type character. Late hops but no bitterness round it off really well. Damn good stuff and certainly the best I have had from Hogs Back.
Rune (6905) - Tromsř, NORWAY - SEP 16, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
One-third pint ale dispensed on gravity at GBBF 09. Nice and clean, devil-black body. Smell of dark fruits and mild roasted malts. Jam-like flavour with fruitcakes and prunes supported by sweet, black malts. Well rounded aftertaste with rather low impact of alcohol on the palate (Earls Court, 07.08.2009).
Emil (6069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 3, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown colour with a small baige head. Light roasted malty plum aroma and taste. Medium body and a sweet finish.
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, nice work by mowbeer lugging this back for pivni rozmanitost in Prague. Reddish brown with a thin, frothy head; aroma of rusty tea and stewed red berries; some molasses and rye and a long, lightly bitter finish. Good example of a winter warmer
larsga (5812) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium brown head. Barely translucent dark red body. Fruity mealy roasty aroma with earthy metallic notes. Dry-sweetish earthy wild berry taste with roasty chocolatey notes. Mid-bodied. Mild mouthfeel. Dryish soy and roasty malts aftertaste with chocolatey herbal notes. very nice. Like a craft beer, but beautifully balanced. (0.5l bottle, RealAle.com.)